Why You Need To Create A Morning Ritual

Why You Need To Create A Morning Ritual

Wake up, snooze, get out of bed, bathroom, coffee, shower, get dressed, go to work. This is how the majority of Americans start their day (or some variation thereof). It’s a cycle that continues day in and day out. So when I talk to people and they tell me they don’t have energy throughout their day, I always ask about how their day started!

The way you start your day sets the tone for your entire day.

When I first heard this, I didn’t think much of it. I’ve always gotten great sleep (minus the nights I overloaded my body with alcohol), and I figured I could “power through” my day. Then about three years ago a guy named Phil Drolet of The Feel Good Lifestyle came to live with me, and he was studying Tony Robbins’ Hour of Power. Being ever curious, I figured I would give it a shot and see how it worked for me. Well after 30 days, it worked so well I never stopped!

Fooling around after some morning exercise! If you have trouble getting out to exercise on your own, get a group of friends together, or use a website like meetup.com to find active groups in your area.


So here is MY morning ritual, albeit always evolving:

-Wake up, don’t snooze. Do you really want your first action of the day to be a “no?” Hitting the snooze button is a way of saying I’m not ready to start another day.

-Drink water. After hours of hibernation your body needs life force (that’s what I refer to water as!). Drinking water will let your body know it’s time to get rolling. Dehydration is not an option!

-Go pee. If you’re properly hydrating throughout the day you’ll probably need to pee first thing.

-Meditate. Since January 2nd 2012 I have been meditating on a daily basis. The days when I feel my best are the days I start with meditation. This time of stillness allows me to connect within and cultivate my power. I dedicate anywhere from 15-45 minutes every morning.

-Visualize. After my meditation I go straight into visualizations. This is a 10-15 minute process that lets me see myself at my best, doing the things I want to do, and giving my mind a roadmap for the reality I want to create.

-Movement. Some days it’s 15 minutes of yoga, others it is a run or a bike ride. I always connect my mind and spirit with my body. It helps me feel alive!

-Sustenance. I either cook food, or make a shake/drink a juice, but I always give my body fuel to power my day.

-Take action. I start my day feeling like I can conquer the world!

My process takes me anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes every morning. This routine gives me the foundation in which I build my days upon, and for the past 3 years it has helped change my life.

Is this the exact routine you should do?


We all operate differently, so see what works for you. Take a few of the suggestions from above and make them your own. Try new things, see what works and what doesn’t!

The three keys are:

  1. Awaken your mind
  2. Awaken your body
  3. Awaken your spirit

However you choose to do that is entirely up to you.
Start your day intentionally and you will intentionally change your life!

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