7 Things I do Every Morning to Start My Day

My morning routine consist of filling myself with love spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Your day is pretty much formed by how you spend your first hour. Check your thoughts, attitude, and heart.

 

1. Meditate

First things first, I start my day off with a morning meditation. I usually roll out of bed around 5:00 am; sike, more like whatever time I feel like getting up lol (eventually I’ll get to 5 am). Next, I’ll grab a few crystals, light some sage, or even light an incense. Then, sit in my meditation space with nice blanket and pillow for comfort. If the sun shining I’ll position myself to receive its beautiful rays and sun gaze. My morning meditations are a priority for my day to start. Here, I express my gratitude for the unique and beautiful day ahead of me. I set my intentions out to the universe for the things I want to achieve this day. I may say, “today I make it my intention to be in a state of peace amongst chaos around me”. It all depends on my daily schedule and what my heart is telling me.

 

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Wake up in the morning
And get out of bed
Start making a mental list in my head
Of all of the things that I am grateful for.
-Beautiful Day By India Irie 

Here, I also do some praying; sending out my desires and questions to God. Then, I close my eyes and meditate. My meditations look different daily; sometimes I’ll listen to a guided morning meditation, a frequency, or I’ll opt for complete silence. There’s no time limit for my meditations; this is where I let my spirit guide me to whatever emotion, inspiration, or creation is for me to feel. I let my thoughts flow if they want to or I’ll sit with my spirit; no thoughts needed. No matter what, here is where I always leave with inspiration, guidance, ideas, and or gratitude for the day ahead of me. This is where I fill my spiritual energy with love.

 

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Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes new dreams new ways
I open up my eyes and
I open up my mind and
I wonder how life will surprise me today.

-Beautiful Day By India Irie 

 

2. Oil Pull

After my meditation time, I begin oil pulling. Which is a form of Ayurveda; detoxification.

Eliminate what doesn’t help you evolve.

 

Benefits

There are many benefits to oil pulling including clear skin, reduction of bad breath, natural teeth whitening, stronger gums, plaque removal, hormone balance, and what I love most it detoxifies the body.  The mouth holds tons of toxins and bacteria that enter the body if not removed; oil pulling removes those toxins.

 

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How To

  1.  Simply take a capful (approx. 1 tbsp) swish the oil around in my mouth, similar to mouthwash, for about 20 minutes.
  2. DISPOSE OIL in a trash bin NOT THE SINK (will clog drains).
  3. Brush teeth as usual. 

 

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Oils to Use

There are tons of oil that can be used for oil pulling; the most popular are coconut, sunflower, and sesame oil. The pulling oil I use is a combination of both oils with added peppermint oil for a fresh taste. What I love about this one is it’s an Ancient Ayurvedic formula. 

GuruNanda Oil Pulling

 

3. Affirmations/Journal

Oil pulling for 20 minutes every morning sounds tedious to say the least. Which is why I occupy the time with something else to do.

While I’m oil pulling I take this opportunity to gather my mental energy which includes all that I see and hear. I tidy up my space, including making my bed, while at the same time filling my thoughts with positive affirmations. Our mental energy is connected to our atmosphere; I let my mind hear and see things that take me to the mental space I need to be in.

Let’s make this a wonderful
Let’s make this a powerful
Let’s make this a Beautiful Day
It’s a Beautiful Day.
 
-Beautiful Day By India Irie 

 

Listening to Affirmations

My favorite form of affirmations is listening to them. Sometimes I listen to morning affirmations pieced together by other creative artist, but mostly I listen to my own personal affirmations.

I play a recording on my phone of me saying my affirmations aloud (in present tense “I am”) with a binaural beat in the background.

 

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Reading Affirmations

I have a journal full of affirmations I write down on different days for specific things such as hair affirmations, affirmations for the mind, and career affirmations. These are also what I read from to create my voice recordings.

What you think , you become.

What you feel, you attract.

What you imagine, you create.

-Buddha

I pick a page; whatever flows and begin reading those affirmations saying them along with the recording or just reading them in my head. Either way I say all of my affirmations with power, positive emotion, and faith; like I truly believe them, not like Im just saying them for fun. I attach and feel a emotion I receive from that affirmations and imagine myself acting on or possessing that affirmation.

 

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Writing Affirmations (or Anything)

Sometimes in the morning I’ll even write new affirmations. If i had an inspiring dream that stuck with me, I may write a few new affirmations down.

Sometimes I won’t write down affirmations at all. I’ll let my morning thoughts flow onto paper effortlessly. Maybe I’ll interpret the dream I had or even write down a new idea or person that came to me in my dream.

Write it down on real paper with a real pencil and watch shit get real.

-Erykah Badu

 

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4. Beauty Routine

My time to show self love and care to my physical energy. I take my time with this.

Give yourself the same care and attention you give to others and watch yourself bloom.

By the time I get to my beauty routine I will have just finished oil pulling and listening/reading my affirmations. I then move on to my morning hygiene and beauty routine: teeth brushing, skin care, and hair care. After I’m all gathered I dress myself for the day. 

 

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5. Music

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to to everything.

-Plato

In the morning, I love playing music after I listen to my affirmations up until I start work. Music sets the vibe for the entire day and just puts me in a good mood. It allows me to dance and get my body moving, which activates love in my physical energy. Also, because I can’t listen to music without singing along, my throat chakra is free and open with high vibrations at the start of my day. This is also another way I feel my mental energy with love by what I’m hearing. I have a morning music playlist which consist of upbeat, positive, and grateful energy. Listening to these songs starts my day of litty. 

The good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain.

-Bob Marley

 

6. Lemon Water 

 The first thing I put in my body is water; a cleansing of physical and emotional energy. Water is life, it conforms to the vibrations around it; so, I speak words of love into my water and ask it to cleanse my physical and emotional energy. I also like to add freshly juiced ginger and turmeric. This is another way to implement Ayurveda into my morning routine. 

Don’t forget to drink more water and get more sun. You’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions.

-unknown

 

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Vitamins/Minerals 

Along with my morning water, I like to fill my body with nourishing vitamins and minerals before any foods. The supplements I take vary; I’ll choose from beautiful gifts of mother nature including Chlorella, Spirulina, Turmeric, Ginger, Vitamin B-Complex, bladderwrack, and Irish Sea Moss. 

 

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7. Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Ideally, I go for a RAW breakfast with fresh life force fruits and fresh pressed juice to truly fill me with a high vibration in my physical body. However, completely raw doesn’t always happen; sometimes I eat granola, an oatmeal bowl, or a avocado toast. Still nutritious, which is all that matters. 

A healthy outside starts from inside.

-Robert Urich

 

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Tea

Tea is to the body as music is to the soul.

-Earlene Grey

Along with my breakfast I ALWAYS, 100% of the time, have my tea. Whether it’s green or herbal, tea is an absolute must for the morning before the adventure of the day awaits! After I sit with my hot cup of magic, I’m finally ready to take on the day. 

Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?

-Alice In Wonderland

 

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Now I’ll be honest, sometimes none of this happens, I’ll skip some steps, or do everything out of order. Every morning does not go perfectly planned; sometimes I oversleep, wake up in a bad mood, or simply don’t feel like partaking in such a long routine. However, that’s the beauty of life and I embrace it!

Try some of these steps in your morning routine and see what what they do for you!

PEACE AND LOVE. 

Published by Tyler A. Norman

Self-love Enthusiast and Creative Entrepreneur .

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