You may think that this is absurd since you just got out of bed. But hear us out. It is important to centre yourself into the present moment, keeping your mind clear and calm before you start going through your inbox and schedule.
Ask yourself – do you find yourself to be more impatient these days? Have you had any anxieties lately or felt like you are missing out?
With the advancement of today’s technology where information is just a click away, we are spending more time online than asleep. With email and social media notifications bombarding us all day on our cell phones; one is bound to experience an anxiety disorder. Hence, it is particularly important for us to meditate in this digital era – where most of us start our day by checking the number of likes on our Instagram account or the number of views on our Instagram stories.
If you have no experience in meditation, fret not. Try this simple activity to get yourself centered every morning:
- Close your eyes for 5 – 10 minutes
- Start noticing the things around you (your breathing, the scent in your room, the sound in your room and the touch of your matt). List down whatever you sense (smell, hear, touch) in the present moment.
- End it with 3 long breathers
- Make yourself a warm cup of lemon water
Keeping yourself hydrated in the morning is vital because you just went 7-8 hours without drinking any water! On another note, water helps flush out toxins. Lemon water in particular, helps kick start your digestive system and rehydrates your body. It is also filled with vitamins and minerals that are able to improve your immune system and aids liver cleansing.
- Do a 5-10 minutes power stretch
You may have been in the same position for 6-8 hours with minimal movement. Getting out of bed with a good stretch not only increases your energy level, it also helps increase blood flow to your muscles and your brain, which sharpens your concentration in the morning.
- Appreciate yourself
It is important to start your day with a positive vibe inside and out. Sure, blasting your favourite playlist puts you in a good mood. But it doesn’t necessarily remind you to love yourself a little more each day. In today’s society, social media plays a huge role in our lives, as we are constantly online. Some may even seek validation based on the number of followers or “likes” on Instagram/ Facebook.
That being said, we are more disconnected with ourselves now than ever, which explains the fact that we should be more aware about ourselves, and know that no one should validate your worth, except yourself.
Adopt a habit of giving yourself a little compliment every morning because no one else can make you feel whole, other than yourself.
- Remind yourself of your goals
You should have your goals written down in a book. It doesn’t have to be a long list but a couple of goals to keep you in track of the bigger vision you have for yourself in this lifetime. Keeping a few goals keep you motivated and gives you a purpose to move forward, while looking at the goals you have for yourself helps to put you in track to achieve the goals you set for yourself.
Write: Sim Li @ Rev Publika