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Start Your Day Right with the Magic Morning Mindset - Tiny Buddha

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Start Your Day Right with the Magic Morning Mindset - Tiny Buddha
"What nine months of attention does for an embryo forty early mornings alone will do for your gradually growing wholeness." ~Rumi We would likely all agree that manicures, baths, and cozy movie nights on the couch all fall under the umbrella of self-care.

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Self-Care

Self-care is often placed in the lonely bottom of our to-do list.

We underestimate self-care activities and the impact they have on our lives. 

Certain practices seem irrelevant (like writing a daily journal to clear your mind) or even self-indulgent(like a long, relaxing bath). The paradox is that the more time you care for yourself, the more generosity, patience and love you have for others.

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The Magic Morning Mindset

The way we start our day sets the tone of the day.

The Magic Morning Mindset helps us become calmer, more joyful, and more connected with oneself. Your morning routine can be anything from yoga, dance, or writing, with your focus on: M- Movement, A- Alignment, G- Gratitude, I- Intuition/Intention, C- Connection.

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Mind-Body-Soul

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.
  • For the Spirit: Choose a guided meditation or just sit for five minutes noticing your breath.

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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 previous day.
  • Set a Goal: Set a goal for yourself and try to follow it during the day.
  • Opening Windows: Let the fresh air inside, letting yourself be refreshed and receptive.

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.
  • A Short Yoga session: Do some Surya Namaskars or Sun Salutation, and give yourself calm and balance, in just five minutes.
  • Spend time in the Garden: If possible, go to the garden or terrace and breathe in the fresh air, clearing your mind and your senses.

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What you’re saying to yourself

Observe the thoughts that come up and do not judge yourself for having them. If you have unkind thoughts, ask yourself if you would speak to any other human being the same way you speak to yourself...

Find supportive people

Do not be afraid to decline invitations to events that pull you down. This will make room for the things in your life that makes you feel happy.

Find and/or make time for activities that will bring you joy.

What others appreciate about you

A kind word from someone we love and trust can go a long way. Their perspective can also help shed some light on some of our qualities we are unaware of.

Ask close friends or family what they appreciate about you. Save their words. Reread them when you need them.

Start with a clean plate

If your plate were completely clean, with limited space, what would you put on it today?

Once you’ve figured that out, you know what belongs on your plate. Constantly loo...

Learn to say “NO”

Feeling like you’re doing busywork is often the result of saying yes too often.  We have to let go of this idea of doing everything and pleasing everyone and being everywhere at once.

Properly manage your yeses.  So stop saying “yes” when you want to say “no.” Sometimes you have to set clear boundaries.

3 Core things

Focus on no more than three core things every day. 

Wake up every morning and figure out what the most important two or three things are for the day, and cut out the rest. Give each some allotted time instead of switching tasks.