How Your Morning Routine Can Change Your Life

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Do you ever feel like your days go nowhere, or that you wish you could be more productive? Or even wish you had more time? I felt lost for years holding that feeling that “one day something will just happen”. I thought it was going to be the money, or if I just book a national commercial, or finally date the right guy, but as always it is just a state of mind, as I was reminded by this book...

 

At the beginning of 2017, I stumbled across a book called “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. Hal reveals the secrets of creating a morning routine designed to change your life. Teaching you the very simple tools that highly productive and successful people do.

 

Why do “Morning Routines”?

 

My morning routine gave me the sense of structure that I was missing. It allowed me to manage my time effectlying and really understand myself at the deepest level. The more you understand yourself, the more authentic you become. As you become your true authentic self you are able to tackle anything that life throws at you with some sort of easy. Is that what we all want? To flow through of days with magic and easy?

 

There are five things you want to achieve in the morning:

 

• Become alert

• Take care of your emotional state

• Take care of your intellectual growth

• Take care of your health

• Work on your long-term goals


 

After doing my morning routine, I had a huge sense of accomplishment, no matter what the rest of my day was like from wearing a banana costume for an entertainment gig to driving in traffic on the 405, I felt unstoppable. I felt more at ease to enjoy my day, which also allowed my creativity to come alive. I felt powerful and I finally felt like I was taking control of my life. And the best part was I was in a better place mentally.

 

Ok, so here it is!

 

The magic of your morning routine comes from having “ME TIME”. Here are some of my ritual secrets I discovered that unlocked my life.  

 

The base for the morning routine involves these activities:

  • Hydration

  • Deep breathing

  • Intention setting

  • Meditation

  • Journaling

  • Reading or consume a course

  • Exercise

  • Devoting time to a personal project or interest

 

I know, it’s the simple things! Once you put them into practice your life unfolds in beautiful ways!

 

Here is what my mornings look like:

 

I wake up about an hour after sunrise, I take 5-10 deep breaths and get out of bed. If you have trouble with getting out of bed then count backwards 5,4,3,2,1 and get up. Check out Mel Robbins secret to morning motivation if you need inspiration.

 

I have a glass of water or make tea in the winter than it’s straight to meditation. (I created a “sacred space” in my home where I sit for quiet time.)

 

My meditation consists of a breathing technique I do for a few breaths to relax my body and mind than I go into my meditation for about 10 minutes. (Need help meditating? Please comment if you would like to know more on how I do visual meditations in which I communicate with my guides for guidance and answers that I am seeking in my life. Also, check out the Calm app)

 

Since I am intuitive I pull oracle cards to get my mind thinking about what my intention of the day is, and to see guidance to what might unfold. You do not have to be intuitive to use cards, you can get cards with empowerment words or mantras on them to hold a thought of the day. Check out my amazing girlfriend Stevie Nelson’s pocket mantras.

 

I then go to my journal and reading chair, curl up with my tea and journal 3 pages in my “morning notebook” of my thoughts.

 

In my journaling I write about:

  • The thoughts on the cards I pulled

  • Processing what happen the day before

  • Ideas or visions I had from my meditation or dreams

  • What I am grateful for

 

During journaling, I can’t tell you how many epiphanies I had about what steps to do next in my life. Let alone process out all my thoughts and emotions that helped my anxiety and stress levels go down. I used to hate writing because I was bad at spelling and failed English, but I let go of my worries and just scribbled my thoughts and it was more powerful than I realized. Things in my life were manifesting!

 

After journaling, I read. I have fallen in love with reading since I started my morning routine I have read 25 books in a little more than a year! I couldn’t believe how much wiser I was becoming on topics like neuroscience, flow, and happiness.

 

After reading I flow into an exercise; bike riding, yoga, or going for walk. This wakes me up and really helps me focus on the rest of my day. My body and mind feel unstoppable. I think we all have felt the amazing effects of exercise, but if you need a refresh, listen to this Ted Talk: The brain-changing benefits of exercise.

 

Then I start my personal project; my coaching business which flows into becoming my day!

 

You’re probably wondering, how do you have time to do all this? Honestly these don’t take up that much time. Once you start, you will easily see how you can add in a morning routine before you head to work or begin you day. Hal’s book goes over ways to help you become a morning bird if this isn’t something you’re used too.

 

I used to flounder around about my mornings waiting for jobs and auditions, filling my time with endless friend dates and beach days. I know your thinking, wait it’s that what we all want, the perfect tan and coffee dates with our close friends? Yes, it is a beautiful part of life, but not when I felt lost in the meaning of my own. I was broke from too many lunch dates and $12 juices. I was ready to create more meaning in life. LA can put you in a spell of “waiting to be discovered.”


 

It turns out I did get discovered, I discovered myself in ways I couldn’t believe. Since I started my “morning rituals” over a year and half ago I created my own dream business as an Life Coach and Astrologer, tackled my financial struggle and fell in love, being in the most healthiest growing relationship I could dream of. I discovered talents and abilities I didn’t know I had inside. Could this all be from my morning routine? It absolutely helped shaped the dream life I started living.


 

Want more magic? Here are 3 Must Read Morning Routine Bonus Tips to help you really uncover the magic of the mornings. These tips can really help you accelerate your growth of happiness and add productivity to your days.

 

Really need a push? Check out some other great blogs about the power of the morning routine by some of my favorite writers!

Your Ultimate Guide For Waking Up Early

How To Get Life-Changing Clarity Within 90 Minutes Of Waking Up

 

Here’s get being the early bird that gets the worm!


3 Must Read Morning Routine Bonus Tips!

To get more of an ease about your mornings here are some tips I have come across to help become a morning routine Flowmaster to accelerate my happiness, growth, and productivity! 

Do you know that your morning routine can help change your life? Read the full post here!


Tip 1: I don’t check my phone until you have done some of your rituals. This is a very hard one, but highly beneficial for the way you start your day. Don’t reply to a text, email or call and especially don’t check Instagram. Just try it. If you need to see the time or have an alarm to wake up, go old school and get a clock.


 

Tip 2: Another great secret is the day before planning something that you are excited about. It can simple like getting lunch with a friend, taking a dance class or even getting a massege. This will help you have a little more motivation to wake up in the morning.


 

Tip 3: Add and subtract new routines to not get bored. Try a new exercise or a different order that you do them. Adjust your routines to the season around you. This summer I am adding learning another language and doing Duolingo for 10 minutes in my morning routine.


Will You Heal or Will You Grow? :: Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius :: July 27th 2018

“Coming together is the beginning;

Keeping together is the process;

Working together is success.”

- Edward Everett Hale


 

We may feel like we are dancing with the wind as we welcome this Lunar Full Moon Eclipse. The time has come as we are ready to evolve in every area of our life: our home, our relationships, our career and ourselves! We are craving a new journey and learning that change may look scary, but it is greatly needed to push us a little more in the direction of our dreams. With this shift comes new increased standards for our inner and outer worlds. Expect more for yourself and the world around you, as this Aquarius Full Moon eclipse calls forth the “We Can” strength in all of us.

 

Eclipses bring strong karmic energy as they a take a double dose of new and full moon energies; release and manifest. The events that happen during this time are considered karmic for they are creating huge shifts in our lives that push growth and evolution. Whether you’re ready or not. They will bring up triggers that you must learn to release, as well give you signs of what is flowing to push you to grow. Growth can lead us to a more beautiful world.

 

This is the second eclipse out of three of this cycle that is taking place between June 12th and August 11th. This will be one of the longest eclipses of this century lasting 1 hour and 22 minutes that is really opening us up to question, “WHO ARE WE BECOMING?” Time to get deep into who you are evolving into. The more you except change the more you are able to see who you truly are. You can see the bigger picture of your life as you learn to trust your intuition.

 

Take some time to honor it’s glory, as this moon is known as a Blood Moon because of the reddish color caused by light that is being refracted by the Earth’s atmosphere. Blood is our spiritual life force and as the moon spiritually bleeds out it reminds us to whip clean as we enter back into our more evolved version of ourselves as start new. It screams “This is the end of a cycle!”  Ask yourself, “What is ending in my life? What do you need to let go of? How can I find my freedom?”

 

Use this creative rebel Aquarian energy to be a truth seeker as we push forward together. Mars is making a nasty angle this full moon that may trigger anger or frustration. This will test you your emotions, remember to be kind to yourself during this cycle.

 

It’s time to heal and grow.


 

Full Moon Healing Tools

 

Element-Air

I am taking deep breaths to remind myself to let go

 

Symbol- Flower of Life

As I speak my truth I can manifest my true desires much faster

 

Flower- Lavender

May I be calm while I ascend out of the chaos

 

Eclipse Exact @ 1:22 pm PT / 4:22 pm ET / 9:22 pm GMT / 6:22 am AEST


F A I T H

 Venice Beach sunset- photo taken by me

Venice Beach sunset- photo taken by me

Have you ever held your faith for so many years, through so many moments, had your faith tested over and over till one day you want to shut down, collapse into the nothingness.

Than you see your still breathing, still alive.

 

You realized that you are stronger than your emotions and thoughts and decided to move forward, because time moves forward and you can’t help but keep going because that's all the NOW is.

 

You see small signs, than bigger signs as you continue to keep the faith in your life.

You hold it so hard, that fears and anxiety start to slip away and the beauty of the present moment takes over.

 

Life seems a little more magical and you realized miracles are possible and they come with time, with moving forward.

 

You see everything is a cycle, there is no good or bad. Only present moments.

 

And now you lost in the continuous faith.

 

Faith that created hope.

 

Faith that created the kindness in your heart.

 

Faith that made every moment bliss.

 

Was faith a hidden door to ecstasy?

 

To the secret of life?

 

Faith moves mountains if you let it.

 

Faith brings you your wildest dreams and more.

 

You must living every day with faith in order to live

 

with

 

what

 

people

 

call

 

magic.


July is Transformation At Its Most Divine Karmic Rebirth

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July is a powerful month filled with transformation at its most divine karmic rebirth. We are building a new foundation for the new to bloom open. We have spent June releasing our old paradigms and now begin to crave out the road ahead. Since most of July is influenced by Cancer, we are feeling a shift in what we call ‘home’. Cancer is the the symbol of the crab and this small creature reminds us at times we can feel safe and protected in our shells and there are times we outgrow them and need to change. What are you hiding from? What parts of what you called home not serving you anymore? This rebirth energy will force you to start from scratch, even when you aren’t ready or know how too. It’s time for a reset in our lives.

 

As we begin this new journey, there is a magical spark this month from Jupiter and the Solar eclipse in the second week of July that has us feel that anything can happen and the world is our oyster. Although the Universe may be handling matters in its own hands, we learn to let go of control and let things unfold naturally. Release, release, release.

 

Jupiter the lord of optimism, expansion, growth and creativity turns direct on July 10th after being in a backspin since March. The time has come to set sail with this renewable energy to help us expand our horizons and be greeted by new opportunities. Time to set your sights higher and see yourself succeeding in the dreams that you have been wanting to manifest. This is the start of some beautiful creative energy. Embrace the shift and let this energy heal you through the eclipses.

 

There is a New Moon solar eclipse in Cancer on July 12th that has some alchemy energy that will transform what is holding you back into happiness and success. When solar and lunar eclipses happen on new and full moons, it creates a supercharge of energy which can last six months! The events that happened during this time are considered karmic for our growth and evolution.

 

This new moon is opposite Pluto which will dig deep into our wounds of fear. We may have an inner crisis with the change that will unfold. We may have to face our own shadow demon that we have been avoiding. There is nothing more beautiful than when you prove to yourself just how strong you are.

 

Even though Pluto is opposite to cause tension and pushing us to transform, the moon creates a beautiful Grand Trine in the sky creating miracles! This energy taps into the beauty of Venus, Saturn and Uranus making it a great time for love and long term relationships. Stability and closer bonds will grow. It’s also a great time to try something new! Find new creative hobbies and get involved with new people. The Grand Trine’s energy will keep your Pluto vibes calm and patient as you plan your step by step actions. This is a great day to experiment and get creative! Whatever creative energy you focus on this New Moon will lead to a big growth in your life with many great things to come.

 

Have your faith carry you through this month and know you are meant for better things. The Universe will reward those for the hard work they do within.

Miracles are possible!


Summer Solstice Rituals

We are leaping into a whole new soul cycle! Hello Summer! This Thursday the Northern Hemisphere celebrates the ancient past time of the Summer Solstice, the day with the most light. The Winter Solstice is when we have the shortest day and longer nights, and the Spring and Fall Equinox are days of perfect balance of day and night. Many sites around the world from as far back as time have been built in honor of the Sun. It’s one of my dreams to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge which has been a place of celebration and worship at the time of the Summer Solstice for thousands of years! How magical!

 

It’s time to celebrate the light within us all. We are light beings on this planet spinning around this great big sun. Light is the source of our growth and life. Since most of us might not be traveling to an ancient sight to celebrate, there are beautiful ways you can honor the Summer solstice with your own rituals.

 

Here are some rituals to honor this beautiful day.

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Set your soul on FIRE

 

The element of fire has been used to help honor the Summer Solstice for years. Get outside, make a bonfire and watch the stars. To add more magic to you fire you can throw in dried flowers, lavender incense, and summer herbs like rosemary and mint. A bonfire on the beach would be even more scared to also help usher in the energy of this next season of the water sign of Cancer.

 

This is also a perfect time to ignite your soul and ask yourself the burning questions; What do you desire? Fire is a beautiful element that is constantly moving to remind us that everything flows, and nothing is permanent.

Ask yourself:

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What have you moved through?

What have you created?

What have you let go of?

What have you survived?

 

Look at it and own it.

This is your story of life!


 

Bloom like the FLOWERS.

 

Spring was the time to plant seeds, physically and mentally. As we slip into summer, things start to bloom. It’s the perfect time to work and be around more flowers! Buy them for your home, friends, and family all summer long. Especially in bright colors like yellow and orange in honor of the sun. You can also add flower essence into your life. I wake up every morning and mist my face with rose water. Hello Queen! Let the love and beauty fill your life. Every flower has a deep meaning and special energy you can tap into. Check out one of my favorite fairy sisters; Tess Whitehurst and her post about The Magic of Flowers.

 

For all you goddess out there, this is the perfect time to gather flowers and make a flower crown. Two summers ago I spent my weekends making flower crowns in Malibu, and the amount of joy I got from working with flowers and watching goddess dance around in them, filled my heart. This is a great week to get creative as the energy is ripe! Start a DIY project and let it flow. Check out how to make a beautiful flower mandala from Lotus Wei.

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As the Summer Solstice kisses the crab, we start Cancer season. This season victory and success are here! We left behind all our fears in May and went through growing pains in June to now be open to the gifts July has in store.




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