Finding this 'space' for stillness is different for everyone. Finding time for peace and stillness allows for an incredible amount of clarity to start your day. If you can add 10-15 minutes each day to create space in your mind, you will experience the ripple effect of clarity as you move throughout your day. Every choice, decision and impulse will feel different.
Enjoy the intro video from our self-care program to learn more about cultivating Stillness.
For me, a morning routine is the ultimate. By "routine", I don't mean brushing teeth and getting dressed. It's about carving out time for yourself before anyone else interrupts your day. It's about no text messages, no social media, no emails ... it's your own time to start the day in your own space. (even if that is just your own mind space)
It's an important mindfulness practice to start your day without distractions ... sometimes the only way to achieve this is by waking up extra early, before everyone else does, so that you are the only one influencing how you start your day.
I make a point of waking up early and listening to something that feels good, writing or reading something positive, or just making sure I put on some uplifting music when the morning actually begins.
Start this practice by paying attention to the choices you make from the moment you wake up, and recognize what habits you have right now that aren't serving you or helping you get a positive, clear start to the day.
Creating space for stillness is different for everyone. And it is important to find what resonates most with you. The goal of creating this stillness is to quiet the constant chatter in your mind by focusing on something that brings you into your body, into the present moment, and into feeling your own energy and receiving your own clear thoughts.
Take some time to reflect on your current morning routine and think about how you can cultivate stillness into your daily routine and explore what method might work best for you.
Complete the Creating Clarity three-step process prior to making your commitment for the stillness task below.
When you are ready, continue below or click to complete the task for cultivating stillness.
You can also explore some of my favourite methods and sources of inspiration to see what works for you by checking out my Resource page
If you are looking for further inspiration, watch this short video (6 minutes) with one of my favourites, Natalie MacNeil, as she reinforces the importance of a morning routine focused on YOU!
Follow the simple steps below to practice stillness in your daily routine
Choose the best time of day to cultivate stillness and determine if there is anything you need to do to prepare your space (e.g. grab headphones, let a family member know to leave you alone, etc.)
Choose the best method for you to cultivate stillness (e.g. uplifting music, meditation, positive words, silence) Remember this task is about limiting distractions, creating a space for you to practice calm and stillness, so you may need to try a few things to know what works best.
Write down your commitment of what your practice will be, the time of day (morning/bedtime) that you think will work best and the date you will start.
Practice each day!.
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