How you start and how you end your day are arguably the two most important parts of your day. These two moments have the power to determine the day that you experience. Often, we allow other people, notifications or events to rule the energy of our day, while a daily routine does just the opposite – it puts you in control of filling your own cup, so that you are full enough to share it with others. Just by setting aside intentional time to start or end your day with rituals that ground you and allow you to enter a calm state-of-mind, you are setting the precedent for how you intend to live. You are telling yourself how you would like to be treated, which is an act of self love in itself.
So many of us wake to the sound of our alarm which then prompts us to look at our phone which in turn unlocks the flood gates of everyone else's energy entering our minds rather than keeping it protected to fill it with the things that charge our batteries. Think of your mind as a battery. Assuming that you are prioritizing a restful night of sleep, you wake up with a 100% charge. When your first actions are depleting, like checking social media, going on your email or reading through your notifications, you start losing charge. It's inevitable to lose charge throughout the day, but what if we were more mindful about recharging? What if recharging was more of a proactive solution rather than a reactive solution? This is where a daily routine comes in. Think of a your routine as if you are plugging the charger into yourself to charge the batteries of your mind, body and soul.