Hello and Welcome My Dear Friend,
Today I’m very excited to share with you some life-changing material. We all need to have some sort of plan if we are to move forward and take charge of our day and indeed our future. We need to take charge and own our morning. It is the birthplace of every feeling and emotion that we will experience throughout every second, minute and hour of not only our day but the rest of our lives. You can and will take back control of your life.
Please understand you have the opportunity to change your life forever. A simple decision to commit and maintain some disciplines awaits you. Your decision to begin will be the difference between a happy and successful life or an unfulfilled life filled with regrets of the past and uncertainty and fear of the future.
The following guidelines are simply suggestions but are a template for Joy, Happiness, Peace and Success in your life. I then follow up with my own personal morning rituals that I enjoy daily. The cost is minimal requiring of me simply discipline and consistency. As with everything worthwhile, there will need to be some small sacrifices that derive from some very basic rules.
First one being-
You MUST not use your phone or computer or take part in any social media prior to the completion of your life changing morning routine.
Limit to the barest minimum your viewing or reading the tragic picture the media loves to portray of the state of the world through their news presentations.
The abovementioned may seem unnecessary and you may feel that you can work around them if so you are destined to never reach your full potential.
Gratitude, Thanks And Appreciation
Affirmations-Spoken out loud, followed by some great questions to affirm their truth.
Visualisation-Becoming aware of and relaxing each body part, then imagining your day exactly how you’d like it to turn out.
Reviewing Our Goals -We read them with emotion and with the premise, I’m so happy and grateful now that… visualise and give thanks for them all.
Meditation– Freedom for your Soul and Strength for your Spirit
Exercise– Strength Power and Flexibility for your Body
Breakfast- Nourishment Fuel and Energy for your Temple
Shower– Invigorating and Refreshing
Read– Reinforcing and Building Strength and Inspiration for your Mind
Night Before (Preparation) EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
The above-mentioned ideas need to be listed in order, and have time frames for the completion of each life transforming activity.
-Clothes Chosen and Laid out for both Exercises and for the rest of your Day…
-Lunch Ready Made…
-Your Gifts to be Grateful for Organised…
-Rest of your Day Planned and Ready for Visuals…
-Written Down Goals Placed in a Favourite Reading spot…
-Know and have Ready your Favourite Place to Meditate…
-Exercise Plan with Cardio and Specific Muscles to Train…
-Brekky all Ready to Go…
-Shower and Mirror Exercises Ready…
-Clothes Organised to put Straight on…
-Book Placed in Favourite Spot for Reading eg. Outdoors or Balcony…
Why Not Wait Till Morning?
Planning and being organised the night before is of the utmost importance, because preparing for each of your planned actions has already begun the process of the deeds completed in your imagination providing you with a natural visualization exercise of the activity while you do the things mentioned, and is a powerful influencer because you will have already completed the activities in your mind. You will then find it much easier to follow through with everything that you have planned.
Everything that has ever been created was first a thought and then a picture in somebody’s mind, and your rituals and the power to follow through need to be planted in your mind with first your thought, followed by a vivid picture of you having already completed them.
Excuses..eg I don’t have enough time – bullshit everyone has 24 hrs in the day. That’s it! There is no more time-make the time or suffer the consequences of failure unhappiness and regret.
Example of my morning
6.00am – Wake (Gratitude) I spend 5 minutes on being grateful for 5 things and ask myself… Why I am grateful for this particular thing and finish by asking… How does that make me feel? I then complete with intense emotion and praying hands.
Some of the examples I use:
1. This Wondrous Day Gifted Me
2. My Beautiful Loving, Caring Partner
3. My Precious Daughter
4. The Ability To Have Control Of My Every Thought
5. The Abundance That Continually Flows Into My Life
6.05am- Relaxation and Visualisation I start with being aware of my breath and then spend about 2 minutes being aware of all my body parts beginning with my toes and working up. This leaves me in a state of total relaxation enabling me to visualise my plans in harmony with the way I expect things to work out during my day.
6.10am- Affirmations. I say out loud my carefully selected affirmations, visualising each one carefully and then asking ‘why I am so…….?’ and ‘How does that make me feel’? I then offer my gratitude with intense emotion along with praying hands of thanks.
Some examples might be-
I am so Happy and Joyful!… Why am I so Happy and Joyful?… How does that make me Feel?…
I am so Creative and Inspired!… Why am I so Creative and Inspired?… How does that make me Feel?…
I am so Peaceful and Contented!… Why am I so Peaceful and Contented?… How does that make me Feel?…
I am so Worthy and Deserving!… Why am I so Worthy and Deserving?… How does that make me Feel?…
I am so Wealthy and Prosperous!… Why am I so Wealthy and Prosperous?… How does that make me Feel?…
I am both Beautiful and Self-loving!… Why am I so Beautiful and Self-loving?… How does that make me Feel?…
I am so Lean and Toned!… Why am I so Lean and Toned?… How does that make me Feel?…
6.25am-Meditation. I like to spend 15-20 minutes becoming aware of and focusing/concentrating on my breath, with both a candle and incense burning accompanied by some soft and personally selected music.
6.45 Review my goals. I take 15 minutes to review and start with the premise’ I am so happy and grateful now that’ I then visualise as vividly as possible and finish each with gratitude and thanks for their fruition and once again finish with praying hands
7.00am- Exercise (stretching cardio and weights)
Note: Good to have some fresh fruit available to kill any hunger pains while also providing a true source of energy.
Warm Up– Cardio Skipping Rope, Burpees and Star Jumps
Stretch-Full body stretch
Weights– 3 x Sets of Ten Repititions
Shoulders/Back/Chest/Biceps/Triceps/Legs Including (Quads Hamstrings and Calves) and Abdominal (stomach) Exercises.
Cardio Warm Down– Skipping Rope Burpees and Star Jumps
Final Stretch– Fully Body Stretch with Extended Stretch Maintaining and/or Providing Increased Flexibility.
7.30am-Breakfast So rewarding completing your workout with a hearty breakfast. I indulge in some freshly blended fruit
A medium bowl of sugar-free cereal or muesli with milk, topped with some sliced banana and strawberry and slightly sweetened with some honey. I then have a boiled egg on toast and a cup of Chinese green tea. Ahhhh!
8.00am-Shower/Dress I shave daily and take the opportunity to recite some positive affirmations that are written on my Mirror and upon completion of my invigorating shower (cold water session) I truly feel like I have owned my morning and I am ready to take on the world.
8.30am Read I now top up on all that I have completed by reading something Inspiring and/or motivating and complete my morning Rituals. It’s a wonderful feeling to have completed my plan and a daily discipline that builds
character discipline and confidence that is your sure reward.
9.00am Love and do what you do
10.pm Bedtime…You have completed your night before preparation as mentioned above. Your alarm is set for the next morning in readiness to greet the gift of your magnificent brand new day, and the brand new you!
A Brilliant Nights Sleep Awaits You.
A FEW HOME TRUTHS
Tough discipline is the ability to get yourself to do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. You see anybody can do it if they feel like it, it’s when you don’t feel like it and you do it any way that you eventually develop the self-discipline that makes everything happen.
20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
Almost everything you do from the moment you get up in the morning is a habit. So start to think about yourself and ask ‘ What would be the best habits to have’.
The secret of success is determined by your daily agenda. What you want to be tomorrow you’ve got to do today.
Discipline and Consistency are your true allies in greatness.
Your footprints to success are really footprints of success. Because every step that is made and taken based on the goals that you have for your life, every step is the progressive realization of success in your life.
So the golden rule is to form good habits and make them your masters.
Goals-awareness is the beginning of transformation.
Yesterday you said you would start tomorrow. A year from today you will wish you started today.
Everyone’s a self-made person, but only successful people admit it.
It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.
On the last day of life on earth, the person you became will get to meet the person you could have become.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. Excellence, then, not an act but a habit!
I sincerely hope this little post will have you in the right mindset to make you start. However just to make sure I’ve listed this video for you to watch, Please take the time. It’s nothing short of awesome!
It is a great pleasure to have shared this article. As I have mentioned before I truly hope you have gained some inspiration and are preparing to begin some small disciplines that will change your whole life. If however today is not the day, promise me you will not beat yourself up and understand that the time for you to begin is to come and when the time is right you WILL begin.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know you have begun and if I can offer any encouragement to keep you on track. Also, please take the opportunity to view and read the many posts here at Personal Development Mastery For further Inspiration Motivation and Love.
Best Wishes For Your Transformation
Truly A Pleasure As Always