Morning is the time I get the most done. Upon waking I’ve come to follow a routine that’s become fairly automatic:
- Drinking a glass of filtered water to rehydrate after hours of sleep. This habit fuels the brain and helps me feel refreshed and keeping a glass on the bedside table ensures that I drink it right away.
- Playing mental stimulation games on Lumosity.com, a favorite way to get the mind ready for the interactions of the day. This platform and others like it offer a selection of games for each day ranging from mathematical, spatial, reasoning, speed and memory. Progress is recorded so you can see how you compare to others.’
- Meditation is the third item I include in the morning as the coffee brews. This time is dedicated to focusing on what I’d like to bring to the day, visualizing how I can serve others and what I’d like to have happen. It’s also a time to give thanks for the opportunities of a new day.
Do you have rituals that help jumpstart your morning? Let us know about them!