How you start the day will make the difference between how your day plays out mentally, emotionally and physically.
Movement and Breath
The first thing to do in the morning is move your body. Get physical with your body first to start warming it up. Just 5 minutes of walking combined with rhythmic breathing will get your day started with power.
The breathing technique is quite simple, as you walk breath in through your nose for the count of four and then breath out of your mouth for the count of four.
This cyclic style of breathing will help to stimulate your body and start to cleanse itself while turning on your metabolism and emotions for the day.
Visualize Your Day
What you can do now is to start visualizing your day the way you WANT it to be. This only needs to take 5 to 10 minutes in the morning. This is conditioning your mind and body to start to set yourself up for success in advance.
If it helps, you can start by thinking about everything you are grateful for in your life for a couple of minutes. This helps you to focus on positive emotions and energy to begin the day with. Then, take these emotions and focus on what you want to create for the day.
Think about what you want to do; What you want to have; What do you want to achieve; What do you want to make a difference to; What you want to feel; and mostly what you want to get from the day? Some people llike to use this as meditation time, but the important thing is that you can focus on what you want.
The Power of Affirmation
You can reprogram your subconscious mind by telling it what you want your brain to be, do, or have in your life. Whatever you are working on in your life is where you start. For example, if you want to feel happier and more productive each day then affirm something like:
“I love that my life is filled with happiness and that I am highly effective at all I do”. Or, if you want to attract more prosperity in your life, “I am so happy that abundance flows in and through me in unlimited ways”.
Just repeat these affirmations to yourself for 5 minutes, and if you can speak them out loud. This is like a mental gymnastic workout because you are repetitively saying something to yourself ‘as if it already exists’.
This retrains your brain for success because ultimately you will create in your life what you focus on most of the time.
Get Your Groove On
Last but not least give your body a 20 minute workout doing something you enjoy. Get your heart rate up, get a little sweaty and feel good about moving your body. You can dance, jog, skip, swim, run, cycle or whatever you like that floats your boat.
What’s important though is that you are doing something each day to set your mind, body and emotions up for success. Even if you just start with fifteen minutes each morning to begin with, that’s good enough. As time goes by aim for an hour each morning and watch how you life transforms in leaps and bounds.