For as long as I can remember from my adult life, the moment I opened my eyes in the morning, my brain would start reminding me immediately of what I had to do. Gotta, gotta, gotta and off I went out of bed, to the races. Frankly, I checked in on everybody else’s shit and business first thing, and before I knew it, my day had been hijacked and I didn’t know what hit me, until I came home at night. Exhausted and annoyed that yet another day had passed by without me pursuing my own plans. Can you relate to this? It took a toll on me so badly that I would also end my day, thinking of all the things I hadn’t accomplished and thereby would have to add to the next day’s routine. My mind became a constant prison of my eternal thoughts. Starting my days off in stress and exhaustion and finalizing them in stress and exhaustion.
There are many ways out of bad habits, which is exactly what this rat race was for me. Bad habits and beliefs that I had to concentrate on work during the week and in the weekend I should get some rest and sleep, wash my clothes and get ready for a new week, doing the same all over again. Roughly speaking. It got to me physically as well. I woke up with headaches, had a bloated stomach, sour joints, constantly fatigued and I teared up easily. I had simply reached a point of no return in my life. My pain became bigger than my pride, and I knew I had to do something radical to survive.
One of the first breakthroughs came to me a couple of years ago. I heard this podcast about how important it is to start every day checking in with one self and create some lasting morning routines that will help set a direction for the day. Somehow, this appealed to me and I felt like this was something I could do to help save myself in little steps. Nothing to lose, really. After I arrived in Las Vegas in January 2019, I promised myself that with this new beginning, I would also steer myself into creating a better lifestyle. I wanted to become kind to and caring for myself. I’ve created this little section here to give you some hints and ideas on how I have gently implemented beautiful routines in the morning to make my days better.
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