Making Mornings Series: #6 Making Mornings Passionate

This grew out of a series to be posted on a board. It served as a reminder for me to intentionally create the mornings I want, in many different ways and being.

#6: Making Mornings Passionate

Mornings would be a little dull if there wasn’t any passion.  The reason why we do anything, no? Maybe not.

To me, passion is about jumping out of bed, excited to have a great morning and a great day. As opposed to rolling out of bed, by sheer gravity.

Often we shy away from passion because of various stories we tell ourselves about what passion means.  Redefining your mornings will mean redefining what passion means to you – so that you can truly, deeply love your mornings.  Love and passion are never too far apart, and we can never be without too much love.

For the rest of the series, please refer here.

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Making Mornings Series: #5 Making Mornings Creative

This grew out of a series to be posted on a board.  It served as a reminder for me to intentionally create the mornings I want, in many different ways and being.

#4 Making Mornings Creative

I believe in everyone’s innate ability to create.  It has nothing to do with having to be good at art or to have an artistic skill.  The ability to create results from our ability to produce something of ourselves, without which we remain somewhat a life of default.

Our precious mornings, the start of each day, being in the state of creation – means making not the choice not to live reactively, and to actively contribute to your lives around you.  An intention, a journal entry, a homemade breakfast, a smile, then maybe an idea, a healthy lifestyle, a space to explore.

It’s not difficult to make mornings creative.  The question is with this invitation, what will you create?  And will it serve your life and others?

For the rest of the series, please refer here.

Making Mornings Series: #4 Making Mornings Healthy

This grew out of a series to be posted on a board. It served as a reminder for me to intentionally create the mornings I want, in many different ways and being.

#4 Making Mornings Healthy:
Is it really about what fitness steps to take, how much green juice in the morning & “required” glasses of water?
Truth of the matter, is many of us do not know what works best for our bodies. If we are truly unique, so will be the needs of our body to stay healthy be also unique: whether it’s yoga vs kick boxing in the morning, combination of protein or combination of juices, whether it’s waking at 5am or 6.15am.
How self-aware about what works for us best, not what seems to be prescribed on the internet? How sensitive are we to what our body tells us it needs? Have we tried and experienced it, instead of reasoning away an avalanche of health articles?
Perhaps it’s that simple, have you listen to what you (not others) actually need to be healthy? Why not?

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Making Mornings Series: #3 Making Mornings Fun

This grew out of a series to be posted on a board.  It served as a reminder for me to intentionally create the mornings I want, in many different ways and being.

#3 Making Mornings Fun

And here it is: you don’t need permission to have fun.  Not from the people around you, not from what happens around you, not even from yourself.  Jump up and down (yes, just for fun), grin a goofy smile for this loving morning, and maybe just enjoy yourself a little for this morning.

Fun often becomes an afterthought, something to do at the end of the day (if you have time).  I think fun can be brought back to its level of importance – to the start of my every morning.

 

Making Mornings Series #2: Making Mornings Simple

This grew out of a series to be posted on a board. It served as a reminder for me to intentionally create the mornings I want, in many different ways and being.

#2 Making Mornings Simple:
I’ve always been intrigued by the power of simplicity. A few key moments can shift the mornings dramatically. A few key changes can shift your power to create dramatically.
So a lot of my mornings was an exercise to come back to simplicity. To force me to look at only what matters and strip out the rest.
15 minutes earlier to slot in a nature walk. Remove the midnight snack so I get more rest earlier. Turn down the gossip time so I get more focus on meeting my work schedules and leaving the office earlier.
So this morning, come back to simplicity.