While we’d love to believe we can control our life, the reality is that attachment to controlling brings anxiety and frustration.
None of us has absolute control over absolutely everything.
And no qualified manifestation life coach in Toronto or anywhere else will tell you any different.
If they do, run as fast as you can in the other direction!
But starting, and ending, your day with a mindfulness practice is a great way to both set your intentions for the day, and reflect on how you both were and weren’t working toward your highest self.
Let’s take a closer look.
The Power Of Evening Journaling
Have you ever considered keeping a journal of your daily life?
It has all sorts of great benefits.
Journaling can help keep your thoughts organized, help you remember ideas you have, and they can even improve your memory.
Beyond that, though, journaling can provide you with an excellent opportunity for self reflection.
But how do you do it?
There’s no real rule for evening journaling, but it can help to ask yourself a similar set of questions every day, based on your personal goals.
These can include questions like:
- What did I do to foster stronger, healthier relationships with the people I care about?
- How did I further my goals of building a healthier lifestyle?
- Where was I able to act or react in alignment with my ideal self?
- Where did I fall short of the ideal self that I’m working toward?
- How am I showing myself kindness and forgiveness in spite of falling short?
- How will I hone a stronger mindset and do better next time?
These are just sample questions, of course.
Your personal goals may or may not align with these, and that’s okay.
If they do resonate with you, feel free to use them.
And if they don’t, you can come up with your own too.
The Power Of Morning Meditations
On its own, a practice of evening journaling can be a powerful way to work toward manifesting the life of your dreams.
However, combining it with a morning meditation practice can make it even more powerful.
It’s like creating a set of mindfulness bookends for your life.
Now, you might hear the idea of morning meditation and think of a big elaborate ritual involving incense and a fancy shrine, or hours of chanting and fasting.
But the good news is it doesn’t have to be that complicated.
Morning meditation doesn’t have to be an elaborate experience, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time.
In fact, you can do it in just a few minutes.
I’ve had clients tell me that spending just ten minutes meditating in the morning – the time between their alarm going off the first time, and the snooze alarm going off – makes a difference.
Why Start And End Your Day With Mindfulness?
Journaling in general is great.
Meditation in general is great.
But why is this particular blend of journaling and meditation so beneficial?
Let’s take a look.
It Sets The Tone For Your Day
Have you ever woken up from a pleasant, relaxing sleep, only to find you forgot to set your alarm last night and you’re supposed to be at work in ten minutes?
Even if you make it on time, the rest of the day ends up seeming stressful and frantic, doesn’t it?
Morning meditation works around that.
Spending even a few minutes in a space of quiet contemplation can help you ease into the day, and act in a more deliberate way toward your higher self and your ideal life.
But at the same time, it helps remind you of what your goals are.
If you’re hoping to manifest greater wealth and abundance, for example, a brief morning meditation can help remind you of this goal and get into the space of feeling it.
Because you manifest what you feel, not necessarily what you want.
It Can Help You Focus
Touching on the above point, have you noticed that the more frantic your day is, the more difficult it is to think clearly?
And since most of us have thousand different things on our minds at any given time, it can be easy to succumb to that frantic and stressful mindset.
Morning meditation can help.
By spending a few minutes in thoughtful silence, or following a guided meditation, you can start your day with a clearer head and a greater focus on your priorities.
It won’t help you reduce the demands on your time, but it will help you focus on what you really want to accomplish that day.
It helps you be more proactive as opposed to reactive.
And then, at the end of the day, spending a few minutes with your journal can help you reflect on your area of focus, and how your actions throughout the day helped you work toward it.
There’s a long list of other benefits this practice can bring to your life as well, including:
- Helping reduce stress
- Stimulating creativity
- Improving sleep quality
- Helping you identify your mental blocks
- Increasing your energy
- Improving your overall sense of wellbeing
With all these benefits, isn’t it worth taking a few minutes in the morning and the evening to begin a wellness practice?
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Of course, if you’re new to these practices, it can be a little confusing.
And if you’ve tried it before without success, you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to give it another shot.
Fool me once, right?
I can help.
There’s more to journaling than just writing stuff down, and there’s more to mindfulness meditation than just sitting on a cushion and saying OHM over and over.
That can have certain benefits on its own, but we’re working to manifest your dream life.
And if you’re struggling with that, I can help.
I’m Evelina Hovich, a Toronto manifestation life coach, and I help people like you to create a life of abundance and freedom.
You can have everything you ever wanted, and I can help you get there.