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Morning routines

Posted Nov 02 2009 10:01pm
By Carol Harblin (CHHC)

What do we all need when we wake up in the morning?

Some think that coffee is an important beginning to the morning and another may think orange juice is important.
Mornings are the most important part of the day and it is crucial that we start it with the best possible routine so that the rest of the day can be a highly productive day.

After a whole night of sleeping and fasting, our bodies require nourishing vitamins and minerals. A little A, D, E, K, and the B's...and some folate are some good examples of a good morning.

Enough rest from the night is also a good way to start off the morning too. Without enough sleep, the day will drag and you won't be the most productive.

Another part of the morning, after you go to the bathroom and drink some juice, is a few minutes of meditation.
Meditation in the morning helps to restore you and center you so that you have a clear vision for the day. Meditation has been known to balance the body and lower blood pressure. Brushing your teeth in the morning is essential so that you take the nightly plaque and germs out of your mouth...meditation in the morning is important so that you can find your center and start the day off on the right foot.

In the beginning, you may begin with 10 to 15 minutes...but as you practice, your meditation practice will lengthen. It becomes addictive and you begin to see its benefits.

A good way to stick to meditation is to find a mantra to repeat. Some have their own mantra, and others choose to repeat a phrase or affirmation. You repeat the mantra to yourself.

Meditation is as important as your water soluble vitamins and your non-water soluble vitamins. It is just as important as your morning coffee too. Everything in your morning has a certain significance. That morning coffee may help you read the paper. Your morning shower refreshes you from the night. Your juice of choice awakens your taste buds. Brushing your teeth rejuvenates your teeth and gums.
Meditation awakens your soul and stimulates your senses. It centers you and helps increase your productivity for the day. It gives you a more heightened sense of clarity.

Everyone has a morning routine, and it is as unique as your fingerprints. But, there is one thing that we can all do that is the same and that is by practicing a few minutes of meditation so that we can regroup, reboot, and recharge.

Have a beautiful day!
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