Part of the 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse includes a morning ritual, so for the past two days I've gotten up 30 minutes early (5:10 a.m.), lit some candles, said a prayer for the day, answered the morning ritual questions, done some light yoga (I typically don't practice in the morning and could not believe how tight and stiff I am when I first wake up), and then read the daily focus in the book. I've also avoided getting on the computer before heading off for work (which has been a challenge, but overall, it makes me feel like I have much more time and space in the mornings.) As part of this cleanse, I have also been focused on eating clean and minimizing extra noise in my life including the television. In only 2 days, I feel a little lighter and energized.
I really like having a sacred and relaxing morning ritual. It sets such a positive tone for the day. The extra 30 minutes comes early, especially because I have to be at work by 7:15 a.m., but overall, it's worth it. I just had to commit to it and do it.
Do you have a morning ritual? If so, I'd love for you to share!