feelings of gratitude and list three things you’re thankful for. Next, take a few moments to focus on your breathing. Just ten minutes a day of focusing on your breath can tremendously reduce stress and promote relaxation.
If you don’t already make your bed in the morning, start., it sets the tone for accomplishing tasks throughout the rest of your day. If showering is part of your morning ritual, rather than washing on autopilot, take the time to practice mindfulness. Treat yourself to a few extra seconds of a scalp massage as you shampoo your hair, and apply your moisturizer with gentle care instead of just slathering it on.
Finally, as you sit down for your morning coffee or breakfast, rather than overwhelming yourself with information, like checking your email or turning on the television, choose to read an uplifting, inspiring, or positive article or quote instead.
I guarantee after a few days this ritual will become more natural and you will soon find you complete other tasks with the same mindful intention.
Give it a try and tell me what you think! What sounds most exciting or intriguing to you?
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Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.