Morning rituals

October 27, 2017

Light a pretty candle and spend some time in meditation or prayer.

morning-ritualWrite in a journal…pour your heart out…write what’s on your mind…what’s in your heart…your hopes and dreams.

morning-ritualsStart the day with a cup of hot tea or lemon water. Yes, even before that cup of java.

morning-ritualsTake a morning walk…by yourself…with the dog…with a loved one.

morning-ritualsIs there anything as luxurious as a morning bath, with bubbles or without?

morning-ritualsSet your daily goals. That’s right. Write them down.

morning-ritualsList what you’re grateful for.



26 comments on “Morning rituals
  1. Meditation can be a huge help in getting yourself back on track. Lots of people scoff when they hear meditation, but even if you’re not into “new age stuff”, meditation is great. There’s nothing magical about it. It’s just being quite with yourself and allowing the stress of the world to leave your body.

  2. Bill Sweeney says:

    Taking the time to reduce your stress level and find a more centered feeling within yourself is key to maintaining sanity. We live in a world that moves at 100 miles an hour, and it can sweep us away if we’re not careful.

  3. I’m a big fan of the morning walk – if I don’t go in the morning then it never seems to happen – it’s also a great time to clear my head, enjoy nature, pray, ponder and whatever else before the day really gets underway. Leanne |

  4. Renee says:

    I do the meditation thing sometimes…I can’t turn off my mind…I do walk almost every morning…unless its too cold, too hot, or raining…LOL…I also give thanks first thing every morning for a new day…Renee

  5. Makeba Giles says:

    I enjoy a good morning walk! Coffee is a given, then off to the gym, then a walk after. It’s good to have a morning ritual.

  6. Diane says:

    I’m currently reading a book about Hygge. And every point here is reiterated there! Brilliant!

  7. Hi Carol! Simple but powerful reminders. My first and most important is journaling. That and a cup of coffee sets me up nicely for the day. Next is a walk with a dog. Thanks for reminding me how grateful I am that I can do this every day. ~Kathy

  8. I get out of bed, feed the teens, make their packed lunches then get them to school. And relax…I then either go swimming or to the gym. If I don’t go first thing I can kiss that time goodbye. I just won’t get round to it later in the day.

  9. I live for my morning walk and go out for an hour when it’s early before it’s hot. It’s where I put my thoughts together without the noise.

  10. Liz Mays says:

    These are some really nice ideas. I could use a relaxing morning routine with some things like this!

  11. It’s really nice to have a morning ritual. It makes you start the day with a positive outlook. These are all lovely suggestions!

  12. I love writing down what I’m thankful for, it makes me appreciate life more and keeps me motivated throughout the day. There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea as well. These are all so nice!

  13. Theresa says:

    Before the hectic day starts, I have a hot cuppa tea, sit down with a good book, and snuggle with my dog for about a half hour. It really puts me in a relaxed mood where I don’t feel like I’m starting the day on a frantic note.

  14. Pam says:

    These are all great ways to start the day. A morning bath sounds relaxing.

  15. My morning routine is similar to your. Especially lemon and time in prayer. I go on walks with my girls or husband.

  16. My Teen Guide says:

    I usually do my walk in the early morning or late afternoon. I love how it gives me the chance to relax and think. If I get tired, I sit on a park bench and just look at the trees, the grass, the little animals, and then I express my gratitude to God for giving me life.

  17. Sara Welch says:

    I like to start my day before anyone else gets up. I grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit on my porch swing.

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I have tried meditation before and it does calm me down. I should be doing it more often. As always, my biggest obstacle is consistency.

  19. Heather says:

    I wish I took more time in the morning to start slowly. I hate feeling like I’m starting the day behind, which is what happens when I’m rushing around.

  20. Linda Hobden says:

    I always start the day with tea … occasionally hot water with lemon.. only time when I started the day with coffee is when I’ve travelled outside the UK (must admit the coffee from the Cape Verdean island of Fogo was absolutely delightful … and their iced Hibiscus tea was a good starter although I preferred the coffee).

  21. dawn says:

    i like the suggestion of making daily goals. this is something i don’t really think about. i have monthly goals, but not weekly or daily goals. it would be great to set some, even if it’s just making sure to get my workout in!

  22. Sapana V says:

    This is the perfect start of a day. Everyone should follow the schedule. I go for walk but I want to start too.

  23. A lovely list! And I would add a little morning yoga…Thanks, ~ Lynn

  24. Sandra Lopes says:

    Yes! Pretty much like what you do. A glass of water as soon as I wake up. I love to get my walk and workouts done by 8am. A nice hot shower then tidy the house. By 9am I am sitting in front of my desktop working. Toughts that I wrote down prior turn into a post.Daily Goals jotted down and try my best to complete 90%. As for meditation and prayer I find it best at night before sleeping to help with a good nights rest although I do say a prayer of thanks as soon as I wake. Love your morning routine.It’s a great start to anyone’s day.

  25. Wonderful gentle reminders….thank you

  26. Luci says:

    Really great post. For my morning ritual I do a good stretch of my muscles then I drink my mug of coffee.

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