During the peak of the pandemic, I began doing my first ever morning routine. I had gone into a deep depression, and just getting out of bed each day took monumental effort. Feeling hopeless about everything, I knew I needed something to get me going each morning. So I gave myself three things to do:
If you've read The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, you'll know that the 3 pages of journaling are referred to as "Morning Pages." It's a way to empty out of your brain everything you carried over from the day before. It's just a mental dump, so you can start the new day free and clear.
Although I'd read The Artist's Way awhile back, I had never been able to get the 3 pages of journaling to stick. But seeing as I was in such a deep rut, my motivation to get out of said rut pushed me into finally making the habit stick.
By the time I'd finish exercising and meditating, I was so ready for my cup of morning coffee! Having this little thing to look forward to really helped with lifting my spirits each day. I loved watching the coffee brew, soaking up this beautiful self-love ritual.
As I'd sit and journal, sipping on my coffee, my worries would pour out of me onto the page. After several months of doing this, I began to see patterns in my thinking. I could see that I was focusing completely on my despair and frustration, and I slowly began introducing hope and positivity into my morning reflection.
After almost 2 years of this routine, I felt my equilibrium coming back. I began to feel like myself again. And thus I changed my routine once again. I now create a daily meditation in the morning, and while I edit it, I sip on my coffee from my favorite mug (pictured above). If you'd like to follow along with this new series of daily meditation breaks, click here!
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