Ever since the book “The Miracle Morning” (affiliate link) by Hal Elrod morning routines have been on our to do list for many of us. I have to admit I don’t manage to get up at 5 am or even earlier like I was able to only 5 years ago – but hey, I have got a kid who is in his teens now and is not in bed till at least 9 pm! But I still developed my own short witchy morning routine, which helps me to start my day with a magical touch. Here are some of the things I use, plus some other ideas!
Keep a Dream Journal
Before you do anything else in the morning, write down your dreams in a journal dedicated to this. Record any details you remember about your dreams from the night before. Details from your dreams will start fading within a few minutes after waking, so if you can, turn your light on and write in it as soon as you get up and out of bed.
If you tend to wake up often during the night, each time with a different dream, you might want to keep it at your bedside table with a little book light that can be turned on to write in the middle of the night when you wake up. This way, you avoid the bright light of your ceiling light, but you are still able to write down your dreams.
Start Your Day With Meditation
After you have written in your dream journal, you could do a short meditation session. At this point, if your mind is still a little anxious about the dreams you had, it might also be a good idea to grab another journal to do some brain dumping. This allows you to get all those thoughts and feelings out of your brain, so you can clear your mind better during meditation.
Meditation in the morning is ideal as you are in a more relaxed state, because you have fewer thoughts about what has gone on during the day, like if you mediated in the evening.
Set a Positive Attitude
This is something I learned from the book “Tiny Habbits” (affiliate link) by BJ Fogg: He recommends the Maui Habbit, where you say out loud: “It is going to be a great day” when you put your feet on the floor. On difficult days, I add “somehow”, so it is still believable to me. And since I started this, life seems to have become easier!
Journal in the Morning
I love journaling in my book “My Magic Day” (affiliate link) in the morning. Here I write down my intentions and affirmation, I draw an oracle or Tarot card for the day as well as a gemstone and a symbol. You can see this here on one of my Instagram reels!
Gratitude and Morning Pages
Another style of journaling you can add to your spiritual morning routine are gratitude or morning pages. Gratitude in the morning is often different from the evening. In the morning, it tends to be more about looking inside, being grateful for the start of a new day, for your positive energy, and focusing on your manifestations. Gratitude is also really powerful when it comes to your spiritual growth. I do my gratitude in the evening in “My Magical Day” as I love closing my day on a positive and thankful note, but this is really a personal choice.
Morning pages were invented by Julia Cameron in her wonderful book “The Artist’s Way” (affiliate link) . In this exercise she wants you to write three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing. Again, this is a very personal choice. I found I don’t have much to say (or even think) in the morning, so I keep this for a later time in the day.
A Morning Tarot Spread
If you have enough time in the morning, you could give yourself 10-15 minutes to do a fast 3-card spread in the morning. The 3-card spread can be about your thoughts, feelings, and outlook in the morning, or you draw cards about your past, current, and future path. It can be about setting intentions, getting guidance, or just checking in with your current energies.
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