Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.
Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.
One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.
The brain LOVES repetition. So doing these 3 things everyday for 28 days, by the 29th, your brain craves the habit.
Feeling grateful and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key. Write 3 things your grateful for.
2. Drink Water with Lemon
Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.
Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain & inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Hydration is key! While we sleep our body works overtime keeping everything functioning. Your body will say thank you by starting with water instead of coffee.
That's right.. I Said it.. Just breathe. Deep breaths. ..1..2...3 Hold...1..2...3...Release. If you find yourself carrying yesterday's problems, you'll be too busy dealing with yesturday or last week to see the grace in today. Just breathe. Today is a new day.