Do you have a morning ritual?

By sofs
@sofssu (17877)
September 3, 2015 3:00am CST
Do you start your day with prayer, mediation, exercise, or some kind of ritual? I always need to start with prayer. I sit for a while when everyone leaves home to do some scriptural meditation, then I potter around my garden. That is my kind of morning ritual.. Do you have any routine? Does it make you happy?
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
3 Sep 15
I have a routine! Sort of. It gets thrown off now and then on mornings like this morning when I slept an hour late. xD But I tend to try to get up at 4:30, exercise for 15 minutes right off the bat just to get things moving, have my coffee, do a little work, and then do some lengthier exercise, shower and dress, get my daughter ready, and rush off to my day. It's not a great routine, and sometimes things go awry (like this morning), but for the most part it works out nicely.
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@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@phyrre 4.30 Oh wow.. that is pretty early. Good that you have exercises in your routine. A very healthy option. I get up early too..I know the morning rush getting kids off to school. Sometimes its crazy but I enjoy the long quiet day later. I hardly exercise.. Just a 45 minute walk with hubby in the evenings.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
3 Sep 15
@sofssu 4:30 is extremely early. Too early! But hubby got a promotion that switched him to work 5:00 to 2:00 so now he's getting up at 4:00 AM. I wanted to support him with his new schedule, but it turns out that 4:00 is just too early for me. xD But I can usually manage to roll out of bed at 4:30 if the alarm goes off once at 4:00 and again at 4:30. ;) Hey, a 45-minute walk is great!
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
3 Sep 15
@phyrre I would love to be one of those who exercise in the morning! I've tried to include it in my routine but my muscles didn't want to adapt. It takes a long time for me to adjust to a new schedule if I have to change my waking hour. It took me around three months to adjust when I got a job and had to wake up at 7 am. How long did you need to get used to 4:30 am?
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@jstory07 (72210)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Sep 15
I have things that I do every morning.
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
3 Sep 15
Hi sofs, that is nice , prayer and meditation calms you gets you ready to face the day with renewed energy ..Mine starts with a walk in my garden which I never miss , I just look at the plants , listen to the birds and then get on with my daily chores like making Tea, getting breakfast ready ..
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@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@jstory07 want to talk about it here? Maybe we'll learn a thing or two from you.
@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@kiran8 Sounds great to me.. I love being in my garden.. I cannot walk around there because its a balcony full of container plants LOL there is hardly any space.
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@LadyDuck (187559)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 15
I have my morning routine, get up, go to the kitchen and make coffee, prepare the breakfast. Feed the birds and the cat, take a shower and get dressed ready to work.
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@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@LadyDuck you sound so serious.. I guess when you work you hardly have time for the rest of this.. I used to race with time then.. now I am relatively relaxed.
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@lkn1124 (25)
• China
3 Sep 15
Listen some music.and so on...
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@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@lkn1124 I love that too.. I usually listen to Gospel music.
• China
3 Sep 15
@sofssu God bless you. ^_^
@sofssu (17877)
4 Sep 15
@lkn1124 and you too
@besweet (7223)
• Greece
3 Sep 15
I have a morning routine but it's more like a sequence of things that I do. Unfortunately, I don't meditate or exercise. But I start my day by making coffee and enjoying it while reading my emails or the news headlines. I always want to relax in front of my computer for those 15 minutes before I start getting ready for work. Then, I drink orange juice and eat breakfast, I prepare my take-away lunch, and spend the rest of the time to get ready and leave!
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@sofssu (17877)
4 Sep 15
@besweet You do have a routine that suits you .. I would like to add exercise to my morning routine.. but I give up too easily.
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
4 Sep 15
@sofssu I don't have enough self control to keep up with an exercise program either. I can only do it if it's a fitness program at the gym, but when I am at home, I will find a million things to do instead of exercising!
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
4 Sep 15
I start my day with some prayers as soon as I get up, talk to momma a few minutes (who is in Heaven) and put on a pot of coffee and while that is brewing I hit the shower.
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@sofssu (17877)
4 Sep 15
@howard96h Sounds like you have a neat ritual there .. I used to talk to my dad a long time ago.. I missed him terribly.. Now I just talk to God.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Sep 15
I spend time in prayer in mid-morning. Especially during the school year, there is not enough quiet time earlier. I usually go directly to the kitchen to put on a pot of coffee, then turn on the computer. After I check some things and have some coffee, I can retreat to my bedroom for quiet time with God.
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@sofssu (17877)
4 Sep 15
@Rollo1 Great ritual you have there AnjaP. I just love those quiet times with God. Gives me strength to face the new day. Especially those tough ones.. It helps me stay at peace even when things are hotting up around me.
• Bucharest, Romania
3 Sep 15
Personally, no. I don't have such rituals, no ritual actually.
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@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@Cristi_Ichim Do you have a regular wake up time in the morning?
@SIMPLYD (86382)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
The moment i wake up , i drink more than two glasses of water . Then , i prop up my pillows with my husband sleeping beside me and pray . I talk with God through my mind . Then when i pray for my husband i hug him and pray over him . Then , it will be making breakfast and preparing myself to work on weekdays .
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@sofssu (17877)
3 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD great ritual.. Its a great way to start the day. My ritual remains the same every day - even on the weekends.