The 4-step morning ritual that changed my life

  1. Close your eyes and practice deep breathing. I usually sit upright on my favorite chair or even outside on the porch. Cross your legs like you were meditating. Close your eyes and take 50–75 deep breaths. I count them (1, 2, 3…) silently as a way to focus on my breathing and not let my mind wonder and think about the day. Make sure that you are taking in a full, deep breath. Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Deep breathing with your eyes closed should help settle your mind for the next step.
  2. Now that you have calmed your mind, take a few moments to sit quietly and just connect. Quiet your thoughts and silence your mind. For me this is a time for prayer. Trust in God, the Cosmos, Mother Earth…what ever it is for you BUT have trust in the energy that binds us all together. During this time I think about the things I am thankful for and I visualize the things that I want to create or accomplish. This prepares me for the next step.
  3. Each day write down at least three (3) things you are grateful for. Do this in a journal set aside specifically for this daily practice. Don’t over analyze this, just jot down even small things that come to mind. Maybe it’s your spouse, your children or the fact that you woke up this morning in the first place. When we stop and think about it we have so much to be thankful for. The fact that you are reading this post means that you have access to technology that was unimaginable 100-years ago. You also have the freedom to consume the content you want. Millions of people around the world don’t have this luxury.
  4. The last step is to write down the three (3) outcomes you visualize for the day. Don’t go beyond the today…stay focused on the present. Write down what would make today great for you.

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Cam Collins

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Creator and connector. @camcollins or http://camcollins.com

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