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33 Tips To Start Your Day - Dragos Roua
Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Most of the time you spend your mornings by routinely performing some habits, on auto pilot.

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Start Your Mornings Right

Mornings are mostly spent on auto pilot mode, leading to each day being a routine affair. Mornings can be lived intentionally, and are fundamental in changing our days, years and entire lives.

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Activities To Do

  • Writing a Journal: Writing acts like a mind emptier and one feels energized and ready to go.
  • Read your Yesterday Journal: It gives a fresh and clear perspective to what you did the p...

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Move

  • Exercise: Get yourself moving in the morning and bless your body with endorphins for the whole day. Going for a short walk also sets up the stage for the day, making you aware and energetic.

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Try This!

  • Take a Selfie: Taking a morning selfie every day tells you a lot of untold things about you, that cannot be captured in journals.
  • Clean your Desk: before breakfast, just clean your h...

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Silence

  • Enjoying the Morning Silence: Just doing nothing, and listening to the birds chirping outside, waking up to the lovely, promising silence.
  • Watch the Sunrise: Just get up and watch th...

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Imagine

  • Gratitude: Just for a few minutes, be grateful for something, like your health, your wealth, your family, or even for being alive. This will charge you up for the whole day.
  • Visualiz...

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Your Morning Phrase And Theme

  • Your Morning Phrase: Make a morning phrase, the first thing you say to yourself in the morning, a kind of mental programming exercise for yourself.
  • Choose A Theme: Visualize your day...

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Love Your Partner

  • Think of Someone You Love: thinking of your loved one will increase synchronicity and mutual attraction, enlivening your relationship.
  • Make Coffee for your Partner: Preparing coffee ...

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Heal

  • Helping Somebody: Any small activity that can help someone, like doing a small chore, or assisting someone will spark your mornings with divine energy.

  • Forgive Somebody: F...

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Break The Routine

  • Take a day off: Whether self-employed or otherwise, take a day off and start it cleanly, being free of work intentionally. This occasional, sudden decision balances us and makes us work bette...

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Somewhere Else

Imagine Yourself Somewhere Else: Spend a few minutes imagining the smells, air and noises of a different place where you have been in the past, and you will feel as rejuvenated as if you are back f...

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Be Crafty

Crafting: Small things like modifying your clothes, repairing or decorating something first thing in the morning makes you creative and ‘crafty’ for the entire day. It also helps solve problems whi...

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To start the Magic Morning Mindset, try to start going to bed a bit early, to wake up early. Make sure you have all you need in the morning, like a yoga mat, pen and notepad.

  • For the Mind: Write down your goals and dreams, unedited, writing the things you are grateful for, including any thoughts or ideas.
  • For the Body: Put some music and dance, and do Sun Salutations (Yoga) while reflecting on your thoughts.
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Get Creative With Your Schedule

If you have another adult home with you, consider a split schedule: At the beginning of each day, decide who will be the 'on point' parent. That person will work at the dining room table, feed the kids and suggest activities, while the other parent works in a different room.

One parent can also work before the children are awake, then you can stagger work times during the day, and the other parent can work when the children are in bed.

Be Up Front With Your Boss

Before you make adjustments to your work schedule in order to watch your children, talk to your boss or HR.

Let them know that your transition to home also means being responsible for your children. Create a schedule that you can share with your boss and assure them of your commitment to maintaining the level of excellence they expect.

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The mindfulness zone

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Tips to start your day in the "M" zone

  • When you open your eyes acknowledge you're alive.
  • Follow your breath in and out for a few seconds.
  • Think of something you are grateful or thankful for.
  • Get out of bed and start your ritual of getting ready for the day.
  • Be present with everything you do from making your coffee to brushing your teeth.
  • Connect with your loved ones before you walk out the door.
  • Try and stay in the mindfulness zone for the rest of the day, and if you find yourself slipping away, focus on your breath for a few seconds.