At Liberate, we talk a lot about creating more space in our minds and lives. Our morning rituals are our time to connect our mind, body, and breath as one to set us up for a productive day full of creativity and connection. From adding meditation to your morning routine or simply hitting snooze, here are some of our favorite ways to make the most of every day.
Add a personal goal to spend 20 minutes outside.
Spending time in nature can help reduce stress, and personally, observing the natural beauty of the world helps us keep a healthy perspective on our lives throughout the day. If it’s too chilly outside, exercising or meditating in front a window with natural light counts too.
Practice meditation daily.
There is a Zen proverb that says “If you don't have time to meditate for 10 minutes every morning, you should meditate for 20 minutes.” But why would we wake up earlier just to sit in silence? A regular meditation practice can help us cultivate a lasting sense of calm and mind-body connection. If you’re new to meditation, our classes are a great way to ease into the practice as the meditations are fully guided and only 5 minutes long.
Add a gratitude practice.
By practicing gratitude we can actually train ourselves to spot the positives in life. Try to begin every day like this: right before you open your eyes, think of 3 things you’re grateful for (you can include your bed).
Connect with human beings.
Now more than ever, it is extremely important to take time to connect with people you love, co-workers, strangers, whomever. Human connection is what inspires us, changes us, sparks us. As the day goes on, we feel more drained and less motivated for a call, so make time for morning check in calls with a loved one to fill up your cup.
The benefits of physical activity are not just physical - endorphins make you happy. Members of our community love starting the day by going for runs, practicing yoga, or walking their dog.
Yes this counts as a mindful activity. If you’re feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, or even a little bit down, give your body a moment to recoup. Around 7 to 8 hours is the average amount of sleep an adult needs for their body and mind to fully rest.
"Our morning rituals are our time to connect our mind, body, and breath as one to set us up for a productive day full of creativity and connection."
At the end of the day, it all comes down to connection. Connection with your mind, body, and fellow human beings. It can be easier said than done. Explore this list in any order, and join a Liberate class to deepen your practice.
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