Our lives have gotten so hectic, haven’t they? There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. And then there are the constant interruptions. The phone rings, there’s a new email or text message, a colleague walks in the office. Our day, sometimes feels like nothing more than one interruption after another. Does this sound familiar?
Add to that the superficiality of being surrounded by media and ads and it’s no wonder we crave a simpler and more spiritual life. While we can’t change our surroundings, there is a hack we can utilize that will help us be calmer, more centered and more spiritual – starting our day with a spiritual activity.
Start your day with a prayer, some meditation, reading your bible or writing in your journal. Pick something that feels right for you. It doesn’t have to be faith-based. Spirituality is so much more than believing in a particular faith.
Pick something and spend the first 15 to 30 minutes of your day working on your spirit. Brew a cup of coffee or tea, find a comfortable spot and enjoy this daily routine. Stick to it each and every day and do your best to have some quiet time. This may require getting up a little earlier so you can have that time before the kids wake up. Believe me, it is time well spent.
Focusing on your spirituality first thing in the morning does two important things for you.
1. By setting aside time early in the morning, you won’t get interrupted (fingers crossed) and no matter how hectic the rest of your day goes, you have these few moments for yourself.
2. It sets the mood for the rest of your day. You’ll find yourself becoming a more spiritual person throughout the rest of your busy day by focusing on it as soon as you wake up.
Not only will these few minutes lift you up, they will carry you through the rest of your busy day. Give it a try and you may just find yourself being calmer, more centered and happier than before.
Here’s your assignment for the next few days:
Pick an activity you can do for a few minutes in the morning that is spiritual. Read the bible, a motivational book, do some meditation or try journaling. Start your day off with 15 minutes of doing something to nourish your soul. Make it a daily habit and watch how it will transform the rest of your day.