“To close the gap and get from where you are now to where you want to be, it takes alignment within yourself — and the power to unlock and unleash.” -Tony Robbins

The morning practice – a moment to check in with yourself, to just breathe, to simply feel.-

A moment to recap the prior day and a moment to plan for the day ahead.

A moment to stretch, to smile, to sing, to give gratitude, to find acceptance.

A moment to find your strength, to build your armor, to encourage and congratulate yourself.

A moment to acknowledge your strengths, and to also notice your weaknesses. To accept the challenge of overcoming them gradually day by day.

What is a morning practice?

Well, the simple answer is, it can be whatever you want it to be.

Whatever helps you find peace and strength before beginning your day. Popular activities include: yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, running and other forms of exercise. Some people like to keep a daily journal where they may set a few intentions for the day like remembering to be mindful or easy on themselves, reasons to smile and be grateful. Others like to do a bit of dancing, or do a little Tai Chi to help get the blood flowing and energy levels high.

There are also some videos and guided meditations online to help you get started.

Try listening to this tomorrow morning, and let Tony Robbins guide you through 15 minutes of breathing and mental exercises to help you start your day with peace and energy Tony Robbin’s Priming Exercise

Why should I have a morning practice?

The world in which we live seems to be moving faster and faster everyday. It’s easy to get caught up in work, relations, and caring for others. Before we know it, we may becoming stressed or run down making our daily tasks more and more challenging. With a morning practice, we give ourselves attention and time to heal. May it be for 5 minutes or 50 minutes, this little bit of time may make a dramatic impact on our day, our mood, and our energy levels.

When we take the time to heal ourselves, we become stronger and more capable to make a difference in the world, the workplace and at home. When we take the time to care for ourselves, we are more capable of caring for others. We find life more enjoyable, easier, and less stressful. Self-care is key.

Many of us just haven’t been given the tools we need to take care of ourselves. Join me in my quest to give my readers the skill set they need to be their own healer.

All healing comes from within.

And the thing is, you will never find the time to begin your practice.

You have to give yourself the time.