This practice will change your life forever!
How did you feel when you woke up this morning?
Are you taking the time to honestly check in with yourself or do you start your day right away – hands on your phone, jumping out of bed and starting the day in a rush?
I have changed my morning routine to start taking the first 30 minutes of the day to only focus on myself and my mindset.
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is to write my morning pages.
It’s an incredible feeling when you slip from your dream world into consciousness in the morning and focus all your energy on being mindful instead of rushing out the door.
The doors to your subconscious world are still open, while you are conscious enough to realize what is REALLY going on inside of you.
Your filters aren’t as active yet.
You can get more clarity about so many thoughts that become buried in your mind during your busy hours.
I woke up this morning and the first thing I did was beat myself up about money.
My current biggest challenge in my life is to heal my relationship with money.
There are so many things going on subconsciously which I don’t even recognize and that keeps me from having the money I desire.
I never had a problem earning money but keeping it – that has always been an issue for me.
And of course, it’s hard for me to KEEP money when I subconsciously beat myself up about HAVING it.
And spending it.
And even though I am a pro in mindset work and accessing my subconsciousness – I was surprised about what I heard myself say this morning.
My relationship with money is complicated when I tell myself it’s terrible to spend it and have negative feelings around it.
And so it is with all the things in life – everything breaks down into your relationship with it.
If you are self-destructive you probably should heal your relationship with yourself or with your parents or your inner child or to life itself – but that’s not the point here, the point is: how can you access these hidden parts of your soul when you have a busy life and live out your routine and patterns every day?
How can you break the routine?
Starting in the morning is good when you have a clear mind and the stress of the day hasn’t started.
Get up earlier.
Yeah, I know – I was pissed when I first heard somebody say I should get up earlier to change my life from there.
I was working a corporate job where I to get up at five in the morning anyway.
AT 5 AM.
I hate waking up early!
But on the other hand, I was serious about it.
I knew I had to MAKE a change, a conscious change, so I made the DECISION to do so because I wanted to change my life, and I did.
I set my alarm 30 minutes earlier every morning and before I did anything else, I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote out three pages. Whatever was crossing my mind I wrote. I still do this.
There are no rules here.
It doesn’t have to be pretty or make sense; grammar and spelling are not essential to this morning exercise.
What IS important is that you become conscious of what is going on in your mind.
What are you telling yourself?
What are your beliefs?
In the beginning, it can be a weird practice, and maybe you write three pages of “I have a headache. It is so early. I want to get back to sleep. It is so early….”
Don’t even read what you write.
Just do it in the morning and you will soon enough recognize that your soul starts to use this everyday practice to express herself.
To talk to you.
Set an intention for your morning practice.
What is it that you feel needs attention in your life?
Think about your intention before you go to sleep at night or write it down somewhere.
It will magically work in your subconscious mind overnight.
Then dedicate your morning time for it.
Write out what comes to mind.
This practice WILL change your life.
Your life’s quality will improve a lot – maybe slow and almost unnoticed, but steady.
Even if you don’t have time during the day to do anything for yourself, your morning practice should be non-negotiable.
Make it comfortable.
I, for instance, do not even get up. I have my notepad and pencil next to my bed and grab them right when I wake up.
Sitting in my bed in the morning and writing has become a great pleasure for me.
So think about how you can make it a pleasure for you.
Maybe you want coffee or tea, or be in a beautiful place dedicated to your morning practice.
You can decorate a spot in your apartment or where ever you feel cozy and well.
It doesn’t matter.
What matters is this: start a dialogue with yourself.
Start to listen.
Heal your life from the inside out.
Take the time to recognize what it’s working and make a conscious effort to change things that you know aren’t working, even if they’re hard like your job or your partner.
Start to look inwards, change the foundation of your life, your thinking and therefore your relationship with things, with yourself, with the existence.
Use your half-conscious state in the morning as a gate into your very own inside world where all your limiting beliefs and patterns lay that keep you from having/doing/being how you want it!
Do it first thing in the morning, preferably in silence.
Commit yourself to do it at least for three months.
And like me, you probably will never again stop doing it.
Feel free to tell me about your experiences and reach out if you have questions.