Monday, June 9, 2014

Introducing My Morning Practice (first post in an intermittent series)

I’ve decided to devote a series of posts on this blog to discuss the evolution of a practice I engage in every morning, seven days a week, before I launch into my work and/or other daily activities. I refer to this commitment as a morning practice, and it has been critical for enabling me to make major changes in my life during the past 15 years.  More importantly, I believe my experience in cultivating this morning practice can help others pondering how to better start their days to improve their personal and professional lives. 

If your experience in doing a morning practice even remotely resembles mine, you’ll gain:
  • increased clarity in thinking;
  • perspectives on changes in your life, in the process often feeling as though you are an “outsider looking in” on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors;
  • heightened sensitivity to and control of your emotions;
  • better time management; 
  • increased productivity and efficiency in all areas of your life;
  • a deeper understanding of what’s important to you; and 
  • greater insight into why you think and act the way you do. 
My intent is to discuss a range of topics that have been critical to the flourishing of my morning practice.  Some will be relevant to your individual circumstances; others won’t.  Take what you like and use it any way you want. I don’t pretend to have the ultimate morning practice, as they are as unique as fingerprints. I encourage you to develop a practice that works for you no matter what that looks like. Recognize that this practice will change over time, for the better (at least in my experience!). 

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