I begin each day with prayers and affirmations. No matter where I am, at home or traveling, I begin each day with them.
I read the book by Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life back in the 1970s. I began saying some of her suggested affirmations daily, back then, and continue to say them every morning now.
I took my first personal growth class in 1974, where I learned how to meditate, and began my journey of learning more about me, people, life, and spirituality. I began meditating using visualization and using the colors of the rainbow to calm and still my body, my mind, and feel the oneness of all of us as souls.
Using breath, deep breathing, is a very important piece in calming ourselves and shifting into a state to receive from God and to get in touch with our essence.
I now today, meditate most afternoons. I am using a guided meditation now, with music and using deep breathing. Meditation keeps me living more peaceful, more loving, and in alignment with God and my essence, that wouldn’t be present in the same way, if I wasn’t doing it faithfully.
Consistency is vital when making shifts and changes in ourselves. As the author of the book , The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy says, it’s doing the little things over and over, that make the big differences.
My other morning personal practices are reading from a few inspirational books and writing in a gratitude journal.
I also workout out at a health club in the mornings, usually 4 mornings per week.
As I’m falling asleep each night, I say what I’m thankful for and ask for guidance. I go to sleep in a good place and have a restful night’s sleep.
I have found that following the many personal practices that I have for many years now, adding in new ones from time to time, has kept me a happier person, more apt to make better choices for my days. I know they have helped me to love myself.
So, I ask you, will you add in at least one personal practice every morning, every night, every day? If you do, I know you will be happy you did!
Share below what that one thing is!
Go out and let your light shine, and step up and become the person you were meant to be, when you came here to this planet!
Much love and many blessings,