The 1-Minute Morning Habit That Will Change Your Life

You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.
— Upanishads
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How do you start your morning, that very first moment you wake up? Be honest.

In the past, I’ve been guilty of waking to the alarm on my phone, which then means my phone is in my hand and by habit, my first moment awake, I was checking email and social media.

That’s a pretty passive, powerless, stressful and mindless way to start a day.

Fortunately, each morning is a chance for a renewal, a new beginning for the rest of our lives. So think about your morning routine. Maybe you do good things for yourself. Maybe you work out or go to a yoga class, maybe you enjoy tea or coffee and downtime. But it’s the very moment we wake up that has the most profound impact on our thoughts and successes for the day ahead.

How do you wake? Do you wake exhausted and unhappy that you have to get out of bed? Or do you wake up full of promise and positivity?

It just takes one minute each morning to vastly improve your day ahead.

Here’s how to change your life in just one minute each morning:

Every morning when you wake up, set an intention for your day. Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel?” or “What s my deepest desire?” You can use the same intention each day or create a new one. Phrase this affirmation in the present tense (as if it’s already been accomplished) and use it as a powerful and positive way to start your day.  

When we first wake up, our bodies are fully relaxed and our minds are just starting to clear into awareness. We are still tapped into our subconscious state, which is the perfect time to really seal an intention within you.

This quick moment setting your intention each morning will change your life. Not only will you start each day feeling positive, powerful and uplifted, you will mindfully create your own destiny.