In Search Of A Morning Ritual

I would love to start a morning ritual but I have no idea where to start.

I know I want it to include mind, body and spirit.

I was thinking positive affirmations. A short walk. Listening to my relaxation CD. Time to write. Maybe journal.

I don’t have a purpose in the morning (or at night). I dont have a schedule either.

I’ve done a lot of thinking in the last couple of weeks. My husband and I got into a fight over a month ago and it made me realize a lot of things. One thing is is that there isn’t a lot of me in the relationship. It’s basically what he needs and wants.

My schedule revolved around him and what he wants and needs.

This has to change.

I want a morning ritual that celebrates me. Who I am. What I want and need.

I need to get in touch with myself again and get to know who I am.

It seems like after our last fight my soul just opened up and all the things I wasn’t happy with came to the surface and demanded to be looked at. It was little things that irritated me at the time, but instead if saying something I held it in. My fault.

I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown. It took me four and a half weeks to let everything come to the surface and get it sorted out. It took me that long to put it into words. That’s why I havent posted a lot in the last couple weeks. I was lost.

Please don’t feel bad for me. Emotionally it’s been hard but I’m looking at it as a blessing. Menopause has given me a gift. The gift of finding myself.

I’ve spent a lot of time alone. Writing a different libraries. Drawing and working on the calendar I’m creating. Walking. Journaling. Reading uplifting and positive blogs and books. Listening to my inspirational CD’s. Giving myself a chance to breathe and unravel.

I want my morning ritual to celebrate the parts of myself I have found. To honor them. To give myself a chance to dig further. To be open to possibilities. For positive self talk.

It’s time to take care of me.

What do you do to make your mornings positive and to take care of yourself?

5 thoughts on “In Search Of A Morning Ritual”

  1. I start out with a big glass of water. Then I free write for five minutes…literally anything that comes to mind. I have a page a day flip calendar so I look at whatever that says. I scan emails to make sure nothing urgent, and then I read blogs for about ten minutes, then I make tea and start to get ready for the rest of the morning routine….you know I have routines for everything!

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  2. I’m not much of a routine kinda person and what little routine I do have changes depending on the time of year (kids in or out of school). Something over the summer I need more than the rest of the year is about an hour of quiet time with a cup of coffee or two before the kids get up. I mostly do some little online stuff or start working on a blog post while I have my coffee, so it isn’t just still time. It seems weird because they really aren’t overly obnoxious or loud or anything, but once they are up, you never know if it is going to be a quiet day with them holed up in their rooms or if they are going to want to be around me, talking and wanting to do something. That morning time is mostly my only guaranteed time to myself for the entire day. After a school year of having most of the day to myself, this is something I’ve discovered I really need, even if it does end up a quiet day.

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