Before we dive into the four elements of a Morning Ritual—intention, time, space, and practice—I want to clarify a few things.
First, let’s talk about what I mean by the word ritual. Like a tradition, a ritual is a routine—something you do over and over again. But while tradition is about remembering the past, ritual is about making meaning in the present. What makes your Morning Ritual different from the other routine aspects of your morning—like taking a shower, eating breakfast, or getting things prepped for the day ahead—is the intention behind it…
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my meaningful morning
I rise early, usually around 5am. I love the stillness of the house at this time, yet knowing my hubby and kids are safely asleep upstairs. I make my one-cup-for-the-day of fresh-ground coffee, gazing out at the slowly lightening sky, as the kettle boils. Then, I stand at the open door, smelling the air till the coffee is brewed. Finally I settle down on the sofa, sipping my warming coffee, I take a deep breath, centre myself, and journal. I relax and release and write till I’m emptily replete. Then, I know I’m ready to meet the day.