Good Morning Everyone, I hope your day is off to a great start. It’s a little drizzly outside but it’s a Sunday and I’ll be inside so I don’t mind.
A little update on my weekday, work mornings:
I’ve started working in a new job where my hours alternate every month from 8-4 and 10-6. I’ve only worked 8-4 so far and I actually like it and I can’t really complain, but in the beginning I really felt like I was struggling to fit a meditation in, in the mornings without waking up too early.
I used to listen to a 10 minute guided meditation or relaxation music every morning before work and it was a great way to start my day feeling chilled and relaxed first thing in the morning, but as we’ve moved to autumn and the days are shorter and darker I’ve found that my body doesn’t really want to be as awake/active in the earlier mornings. It’ll be so dark in the morning when I wake up at 5.45 to be at work for 8am and although I’ve had a good night’s sleep I just want to stay cosy, lying down in my bed.
I think because I enjoy spending time with myself and working on self improvement that benefits me in a mindful way, it felt like something was missing if I didn’t make time for a meditation. So, what I’ve started doing now is listening to affirmations for 10 minutes whilst I get ready. I was into affirmations in the past for a short while but it wasn’t really something that resonated with me at the time. I think because I wasn’t truly believing in what I was saying or actually passionate about the words.
But now, I feel like affirmations in the morning sets me up right for the day and although I don’t specifically think about it throughout the day, I know it’s in my mind subconsciously when I’m making decisions or feeling a certain way, I’m reminded to stay focused on what’s important in life and kind of guided to being a better version of myself. Saying affirmations out loud is also very empowering for my mind and body because I’m putting out positive thoughts and vibes about what I actually want to attract in life and it weakens that negative voice that sometimes pops up.
I’ve linked a couple of my favourite affirmations I’ve been listening to recently in the morning.
1. POWERFUL POSITIVE Morning Affirmations for POSITIVE DAY by Jason Stephenson
2. Listen to this every morning for HIGH VIBES ALL DAY by Leeor Alexandra
I’ll also add that nothing specifically stops me from meditating in the morning, my body is simply adjusting to the darker mornings and it really takes some willpower to actually get up and commit to myself. Another thing to add is that as the seasons change, we change with them too so it is only natural that I would want to stay in bed longer when it’s dark and gloomy outside.
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