Starting your day off device free is one of the easiest ways to ensure a stress-free morning, but what about if you want MORE? What if you want the BEST DAY? A day that you feel calm and steady yet ready to throw the sheets off the bed to jump out with a smile on your face because you can handle anything kind of day.
If you want those days too, I’ve got something that will supercharge your mornings and will only take a few minutes before you even get out of bed.
It’s a simple two step process of Centre and Set and it’s best to do within a few minutes of waking. It goes like this:
Centre – This is a quick process to get into your body through breathing or meditation. You can do mindful breathing, a quick Mindfulness meditation, or some easy breath work like box breath. As you centre yourself, allow the mind to get quiet, the heart to open, and notice the rhythm of breath and life flow through your body. This integrates all parts of you before the mind takes over and decides to run the show.
*Note: if this is ALL you do and you don’t move on to the next step, you will still have the best day ahead of you. Everyone benefits from this practice.
Set – Once you’ve had a few moments to centre it’s time to set your intention for the day through your subconscious mind. The subconscious is most easily accessed first thing in the morning, so this is the optimal time to set your intention. The subconscious is our greatest processing powerhouse and scientists say its power is perhaps a million times stronger than the conscious mind so it’s totally worth doing. Start by asking yourself these questions:
How do you want to show up?
Who do you want to be?
What is the impact you want to make today?
Lastly, is there a word that would sum this up for you to remind yourself throughout the day?
Once you’ve answered these questions, imagine you could see this version of yourself on a screen in front of you. Observe how you move, how you interact with others and how they interact with you, notice the look on your face, and how others respond to you. Notice how it feels to be here like this.
Take a few moments to savour this vision of you as your highest self today. Then, when you’re ready, open your eyes and notice how good you feel before your feet even hit the floor. You will feel aglow with inspiration and optimism for the day ahead. Click here to get my free meditation to guide you through the process.
Even if you don’t do this every morning, it’s a great tool for days you know you need to be “on” or you have a big day ahead of you. It always puts gas in my tank to take charge of the day inspired and on fire.
Try it out then tell me all the juicy details in the comments below!