Staying Positive: Crafting a Daily Routine for Optimism

What’s a Daily Alignment Routine?

I wrote about this topic many times in the past, but I feel like it’s so important and crucial to repeat it.

When you live alone, it’s so easy to get lost in critical self-talk and then feel down for no clear reason. I know this because I experience it myself. And I found that the best way to navigate the negative self-talk and overthinking is to create a daily routine that helps me stay positive and motivated.

To me, this looks like taking time to burn incense sticks in the morning, make a healthy smoothie or smoothie bowl for breakfast, get dressed in activewear and head out for a nice long walk. I usually love going for coffee at a Starbucks or other cafe in the area where I choose to walk.

This simple but essential morning routine does wonders for my wellbeing and mental health. After I get back home, I feel energized and motivated to handle the other tasks for the day.

How do you Start?

I know that if you’re not already feeling good or aren’t at a good place in your life, starting this routine can be tough. I was there too and I know what it feels like to be stuck and not know how to get out.

The only advice I can give is to maybe try daily meditation and then see how you feel. Meditation is one of the tools that truly helped me get into a more positive and uplifted state. I like to do silent meditation but you can choose any type of meditation like a guided one for example.

Meditation was my gateway to better emotional and mental health. It’s a tool that’s so important especially if you’re an empath who picks up energy and everyone’s emotions when out and about.

So even when you don’t feel like going out for a walk or run, just start and make yourself do the activity until it becomes a habit. I think that’s the only way to install a new, positive habit.

Another Important Tip

Another tip that I want to add when it comes to creating a daily morning routine is that you have to test and adjust as you go. This applies to the routine and activities you do, plus the places you visit.

An example of this would be visiting cafes where the staff are friendly and positive. I can’t tell you how many times I changed my usual coffee spot because of this!

Sometimes, I even go inside a place and if the staff don’t seem in a positive mindset or friendly, I would walk out.

I keep exploring new cafes and places that allow me to go for a nice, long walk in the neighborhood that they’e located in.

I also make changes based on what’s convenient for me. Since I don’t drive a car in Dubai, I prefer to visit cafes that I can easily get to by metro/tram or just walking! I try my best to avoid taking cabs.

Staying Positive

To be honest, this desire to avoid taking cabs got stronger after my six months in Bali. I now really avoid taking cabs because the drivers always ruin my mood and day! I’ve had this happen a couple of times already since I got back and that’s why I decided to avoid taking cabs at all costs!

Luckily, I live in a neighborhood that allows me to do that. I also enjoy walking and taking the metro/tram in Dubai winters. The weather now is at its best.

I hope you found this post helpful and let me know in the comments if you have any ideas or suggestions for future Wellness Wednesday blog posts. I’m happy to share ideas of what smoothies I make for breakfast and what supplements I take and which ones I add to my smoothies.

Love,

Leela

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