I’m one of those people who goes to bed excited to wake up and drink matcha in the morning. It’s one of the steps in my morning ritual that grounds me, centers me, and pumps me up for the day! Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, a mindful morning routine is essential for absolutely anyone. When we wake up and intentionally charge ourselves with positive energy, it sets the tone for the rest of the day. So, before you reach for your phone and check Instagram, take some time to check in with yourself first. Start each morning on a high note by reading the following 5 mantras right when you wake up. Give yourself permission to pause, even if it’s just for ten minutes. It will make all the difference, I promise you.
1. I am awake, and I am fully present.
Even if it’s hard to let the challenges of the previous day go, try to set it aside while you focus on where you are now. Any anxiety you have for the day ahead, know that you are strong enough to handle it, and you will grow through it.
2. I am strong. I am kind. I am smart. I am beautiful on the inside and out.
Say it, believe it, become it. Speak to yourself kindly they way you would to your dearest friend. Remember, we reflect on the outside how we treat ourselves on the inside, so cultivate all of the beautiful, golden, and glowing energy you can muster.
3. I acknowledge that I am not in control of anything or anyone, but myself.
Once you realize this, your day will run so much smoother. Don’t fret over the things beyond your control. You’ve got enough on your plate, so focus on what you know you can have a positive impact on. Leave behind anything that does not serve you, so you can have time for what actually matters to you.
4. I will not compare myself to others – I will be confident in my abilities and cheer others on for their successes.
Part of living your best life is not letting others rob you of your light. There is no one in the world exactly like you, so focus on you, your gifts, your creativity, and your power. You will succeed, and so will the person in front of you, behind you and next to you. Let’s live inclusively.
5. I will not let fear of failing hold me back from going after what I want.
Please don’t let fear stop you. You don’t know what you don’t know, so take the risk. If you fail, you’ll learn. Fail forward, get better, help others, and your perseverance and consistency will pay off.
Do you have any mantras or special morning rituals? Let us know in the comments below!
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