Marcus Aurelius - 5 Ways To Start Your Day (Stoicism Morning Routine) - Deepstash

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"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."



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Greet Your Mornings With Gratitude

Greet Your Mornings With Gratitude

See each day as a provision to do things better and be thankful for all the opportunities you get.

We in the modern world spend way too much of our time focusing on our problems in pursuit of our materialistic desires.

Start greeting your mornings by being grateful for just being alive.


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Practice Negative Visualization

Practice Negative Visualization

It consists of anticipating the worst so that we can adequately prepare ourselves for the challenges that lie ahead.

The idea behind this practice is not to keep worrying or have a pessimistic approach but to stay prepared for the future.

In addition, visualizing worst-case scenarios makes us feel more grateful for what we possess and for the people we love.


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Practice Deliberate Discomfort

Practice Deliberate Discomfort

Many of us in modern society live in relative comfort, so voluntary discomfort is a true reminder of how good we really have it.

Just because you can afford a nice meal every single day, doesn't mean you should do so.

The best time to practice voluntary discomfort is in the mornings. For example by starting the day with a cold shower or by decluttering from social media.


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Journaling allows us to think more clearly and cures anxiety and depression.

It is an opportunity to articulate your thoughts, reflect on how you handle different situations, and clarify how you wish to approach life.

By writing and reading your own experiences you remind yourself of the things you have learned and provide a tool for yourself to realign with the person you want to become.

You can start this practice by putting aside just 5 minutes in the morning to write whatever bothers your mind.


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Tackle The Most Important Task First

Tackle The Most Important Task First

In the first hours after waking up your mind is clear, everything is quiet and there are no distractions. Tips to help you kill procrastination

Each morning, if you complete a task you will most likely procrastinate on, you go about your day knowing you've done it, and the rest of your day will be easy in comparison.


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