“Life Changing” Routines
If you are anything like me, you might find the idea of meditation a little bit corny.
Hey, that is fine!
In fact, there are legitimate concerns you may be having...
Youtube is flooded with cheesy meditations that are basically ads for
There is a certain aesthetic that is stereotypically aligned with meditation.
There are spiritual angles that just might not work for you.
Don’t overthink it though. Meditation is simply a tool that anyone can use. You don’t even have to think of it as meditation if you have some sort of hang-up. You don’t even need any elaborate set up.
Every morning when you wake up, just stay where you are laying and try to clear your mind. Do some deep, controlled breathing. Simply stay there in the moment.
If you feel up to it, visualize your ideal day. Think about what you are going to do that day, what you will accomplish, and how it will make you feel. That’s it.
Commit to doing this every day. As you get used to it, you may want to expand the practice a bit and get more formal about it, but don’t worry about that yet. Just start like I detailed above and it won’t be long until you notice a little bit less stress or a little more motivation. You might even come up with that next great idea.
Morning Success Prep
Another part of a solid morning routine is getting ready. No matter what you are doing that day, get ready to be successful.
This means you tackle three main areas:
1. Hygiene – you brush your teeth, you shower, you wash what needs washing.
2. Dress – you get dressed in clothes you wouldn’t be embarrassed being spotted in.
3. Fuel – you drink a huge glass of water, and you eat something healthy*
You do this every morning, no matter what (health issues aside).
If you are in between jobs, you still do it. If you have a day off, you still do it. If it’s the weekend, you still do it.
You need to be ready to face the world and jump at any opportunity that arises.
If you are clean, look good, and have the energy from a healthy meal, you can’t help to feel better about yourself. Doing this daily will mean you feel better about yourself each and every day.
Being ready to take on the world each morning, and actually feeling like you can, certainly can’t hurt your progress towards your goals!