How did you start your day? The first things we do in the morning have a big impact on the rest of our day – so, let’s choose them wisely! Checking our emails, smoking a cigarette, complaining about being tired? Nope. Actions like these will mess up our day, before it even began. So, first things first: Get a positive mindset!
A positive mindset is essential to have a successful day. If our thoughts are chaotic and without a clear focus, then our day will look like this, too. As our mind is our command center and directs every action, we should keep it clear and focused. A short morning meditation is a great start to awake our senses and tune up to the day.
How does a good morning meditation look like? Well, of course there are different approaches and you have to find out, what works best for you – but here is our way to meditate in the morning.
Sit comfortably on the floor or on a mat, keep your spine straight and drop your shoulders to relax them. Rest your hands on your thighs with your palms facing upwards. You can close your eyes if you like. Then direct your attention inward. Explore how your body feels – from your head all the way down to your toes. Take a few minutes time to do so.
Then concentrate on your emotions. How do you feel? Are you experiencing a particular emotion right now? Take a few minutes to get aware of your emotions without judging them.
Take a few deep breaths in through your nose and out of your mouth. With every inhale, feel the fresh air flowing through your whole body. Imagine yourself breathing in energy for the new day. Feel the energy coursing through your veins throughout your entire body. Do this for at least 2 minutes.
Take a deep breath in and stretch your right hand up into the air – exhale and place it back down on your right leg. Do the same process with your left hand.
Place both hands on your heart and feel it’s energy and beauty. Try to feel a sense of gratitude. Think of all the things you can be grateful for: Maybe for your health, your loved ones, food and drink or your home. Stay in this feeling of gratitude for a moment.
Now places your hands back on your legs and continue to breathe calmly.
Think of a personal goal that you want to achieve – a true heart’s desire. Think of this goal becoming real. Imagine every detail. The more clearly you can envisage this and the more you explore, how it feels, the more energy is created. Let this picture be your inner compass for the day and keep the energy you feel in your heart.
Slowly open your eyes and stand up. Stand up straight, both feet planted firmly on the ground. Stretch both your hands into the air and feel the energy flowing through your body.
Take this positive energy and your clear focus with you into the day and it will be a successful day!
Download our free SILENTMIND App with this morning meditation on the AppStore.