I believe it’s the best way to start the day…
It’s the cornerstone of my “morning routine” to ensure I’m ready for whatever the day has in store.
Why doing this in the evening (like some people) is a fatal MISTAKE.
In this short video I’m gonna share with you why I wake up before everybody else, what I do in that time, and why I think it could be the most important part of your day.
First thing in the morning I’ll get up before everybody else, before the day starts, when things are nice and quiet, and I start my morning routine. And my morning routine is started with some meditation.
Now the reason, there’s a couple of reasons that I do it like this.
Number one, one of the biggest excuses I hear for not meditating is not having the time. So, get up extra early before everybody else is awake, and that way you can always fit in your meditation. Because to be honest, at the end of the day, you’re probably not gonna get around to it and you’re gonna be too tired to do it. It’s just the first thing that I do in my morning routine. After going to the bathroom and having a drink of water I come down, take my seat here, set the timer on my phone for my meditation. For me, really really easy. I just set the timer for 7 minutes and 10 seconds and I just count breaths. I just count my breaths. One breath in, one breath out. Two breaths in, two breaths out. And just count my breaths like that. It’s a great way to start the day.
Meditation has so many benefits. It’s a really powerful way to practice mindfulness and to exercise the areas in our brain that are responsible for mindfulness. Now mindfulness is just a fancy way of saying being present. So quite often we spend so much time worrying about what happened in the past and thinking about what’s gonna happen in the future that we forget to actually appreciate the time where we’re at now in the present. So for me, I really wanna exercise that part of my brain that’s responsible for keeping me in the present and focused on the now. As a chiropractor I wanna be present with my patients so I can serve them to the best of my ability and do the best job I can. As a husband, as a father, I wanna be present with my family when I’m with them to really enjoy those moments and give them the best of me.
Also, obviously, meditation has a whole range of other health benefits. It’s a really great way just to escape all the stress and the mental chatter of the world. So I always wanna start my day with that, so just clear out my head and just get nice and focused and ready for the day. I also do meditation at lunchtime in the middle of the day, just as a nice reboot to start in the middle of the day. Now meditation is part of my morning routine. I pair it with a few other key things that can really help you start the day off on the right foot to make sure that you’re really ready and focused and ready to go with your day, whatever that may be. It may be going to work. It may be looking after the family or the kids.
But a great morning routine can ensure that you’re ready to go and ready to seize the day.
If you’re interested in me sharing more about my morning routine, hey, just leave me a comment down below and I’m happy to make a video on that.
Alright, it sounds like the day upstairs has started so I’m off there.