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  • Writer's pictureDana Verbytska

MORNING ROUTINE - Start your day on a positive note

What is time? Some might think it’s an illusion, others that it is a framework or reference point we use to go by in our daily life

But how would you feel about time if somebody told you that time was life?

When I was younger it felt like I had all the time in the world to start something new and exciting, to find my passion, to build my life, to learn a new language, to travel. It somehow felt that It can wait and I can do it later...

.....As the years rolled by and I became a working mother I started to realise that time waits for no one. As rewarding as the motherhood is I still had so much inside of me that I wanted to share with the world and there were so many things I wanted to do. The art of juggling it all at times seemed like an impossible mountain to climb.

The turning point for me was when I started to put my alarm clock before dawn and do my daily meditation.

There was something so soothing and reassuring in the quietness of early mornings, it almost had mystical qualities that would help me to recalibrate my mind and prepare for the day ahead.

The clarity started to come back, i stopped feeling like a victim as I was able to go about my day with more confidence and ease. I became more attentive to my kids and was able to hold space for my partner.

My work took a positive turn as I started attracting like minded people.

If you find yourself in that vicious circle of wanting to create more time but instead drowning in the business of life you might need to introduce a morning routine.

Having that window of 30 minutes for yourself before anyone else gets up can be a life changer.


  1. Prepare your body by cleaning as we naturally detoxify during the sleep, pay particular attention to the mouth and tongue.

  2. Hydrate by drinking a glass of lukewarm water, on its own or squeeze some lemon juice and add a pinch of Himalayan salt to alkaline the body.

  3. Find a place in your house that you feel comfortable and make it your place for your daily morning ritual.

  4. You don’t have to know how to meditate, sit comfortably on the chair or floor with your back long and allow your eyes to close. Pay attention to your breathing, to the space inside your body. Let the thoughts flow in and out like passing clouds. It could be anything between 5-15 min.

  5. Setting an intention. Think what qualities you need to embody for the day ahead. Imagine you’re shopping for a particular mood.

  6. Gratitude journal. It’s hard to feel positive if the cup is half empty so writing down 3 things you are grateful for can reinstall that hope.

  7. Finally move your body in the way it feels natural: if you like yoga do a couple of stretches that feel good, if you like to dance bring it on! If you like martial arts do a few push-ups and kicks whilst channeling Bruce Lee. If you like energy work do reiki or chi gong.

The point is to find a thing that speaks to you and make it your own

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