One of my good habits is my morning ritual. When I wake up each new day, I make a cup of coffee, sit comfortably in my home office, calm my mind, ask myself a series of questions and journal my answers.
The first question is: What and whom am I grateful for today?
I write down whatever comes to mind. Person, place, thing, feeling, emotion, e.g. my family, Grand Caymen, my circumstances, my job, my colleagues, crisp morning air, sun, warmth, quiet time, the sound of running water in my indoor pond, my purpose.
This question helps me to put my day in perspective, no matter what lies ahead. It keeps me grounded. It enables me to see the good in anything, even in the bad things that happen.
The last question is: To whom can I reach out and serve or thank today?
This question provides a call to action. It forces me to critically think and consciously seek to serve and thank at least one person every day. It’s therapeutic effect on my spirit has been remarkable.
I’m grateful these simple questions were prescribed for me. They’ve changed me and my life for the better.
Don’t wait any longer to develop a morning ritual that incorporates these two questions at a minimum. Start today.
If you would like to know the complete list of questions in my morning ritual, then please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be grateful for the opportunity to share.