I was listening to a podcast which reminded me about the importance of having a morning routine. In essence, it’s about giving yourself those first few moments of the day to fuel your mind, body & spirit. Finding myself restless on an airplane, I started to contemplate my ideal morning and wanted to share it with you all. Hopefully it’ll get you thinking too!
I like the stillness of the morning. The early morning. When the light of the sun is minutes away from peaking the horizon & breaking through the window pane.
I like the sound of my slippers dragging against the floor as I rise up off my bed asking my feet to carry the weight of my body once again. My body feels heavier after laying on a bed for seven hours. Seven hours on a good night.
I like the sound of the faucet as I let the cold water run. The water fills my cupped hands and I splash it against my face. WAKE UP. I pat my face dry with a towel. I brush my teeth.
I like the kitchen in the morning. I grab my little pot and fill it with a cup of water. It isn’t measured. I’ve just memorized what a cup of water looks like in my little pot. I like the clicking sound of the gas stove as I turn the dial and await for the flames. I like my warm water with lemon and apple cider vinegar. Sometimes with a dash of Himalayan salt. To detox they say. I like the thought of detoxing in the morning. The less toxins, the better.
I like taking my cup of warm water and sitting on the table. I grab God’s book and flip through the pages. Those who seek the Lord early shall find Him. I let God’s words speak to me, then I speak to God. Prayer.
I like the stillness of the morning. I don’t do the music for inspiration or motivation. I like the silence. I like the solitude. In a few moments I’ll be in a swarm of humans. In a few moments the sun will set again.
What’s your ideal morning routine?