One important aspect of wellness is finding routines and rituals that feel good for you and allow you to find inner peace when you feel you are clouded with self-judgment, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt.
Creating time in your morning when you complete a specific routine can help decrease stress and anxiety levels. Allow this routine to ebb and flow with what feels good, what you have time for, and what you need to get the most benefit from implementing a mindful routine.
Identifying Practices That Feel Good
In creating a routine, it is helpful to consider practices that feel good for you, both in general and on a given day.
Some practices you may consider for your routine could be movement, meditation, reading, journaling, drinking water, or making a balanced breakfast to name a few. This will look different for everyone. In considering what may work best for you it is important to discover what feels most nourishing to your mind and body, which may take some trial and error
Setting Yourself up for Success
You may find that you do not have much extra time to spare in the morning unless you create space for it. You might also implement routines at other times of the day, such as before bed or after getting home from work, that can serve as your anchor and cue to slow down.
In creating a routine, it is helpful to be mindful of how much time you have so you do not set yourself up for failure by trying to pack too much into a limited space of time, or setting unrealistic expectations around what you “have” to do for something to be considered a routine. Keep it simple and stick to what really makes a difference in your day.
Perhaps you find that doing the same thing each day feels most nourishing to you. Alternatively, you could find it boring to have the same routine each day. As you begin to carve out time and space for a routine, you discover which elements of your routine are needed on certain days depending on how you feel and how much time you have. Allow your routine to be flexible to avoid boredom or rigidity.
Routines can serve as an anchoring point, and they can also lead to more stress if you do them from a place of rigid control. Identifying practices that feel good, setting yourself for success in the time you have, and getting creative with what works for you are all important aspects of creating routines that allow you to feel stable.
Finding a mindful morning routine that works for you can help you start your day off right. Morning routines can help you feel grounded and begin your day on a mindful note that leads to continued wellness throughout the day. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how challenging it can be to begin new routines or know where to begin. We can help you create routines that work for you, not against you. If you are ready to begin your recovery journey, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.