What is the color of your toothpaste that you used this morning ? When was the last time you celebrated the smell of fresh rain on parched earth also known as ”mitti ki khushboo” ? When was the last time you observed your child peacefully instead of finding faults in him ? When did you last notice the innocent glee on your child’s face when he or she welcomes you when you come home ?
If you have done all these things recently, then congratulations because you are a very aware and mindful person. If no then there is still hope and this article is for you.
Life is so busy that most of us have learnt to work fast. We are eating our breakfast on the run, we get into the train or bus while running, we drive fast, we cook fast, we hasten our kids and spouse to match our speeds and by night we are exhausted from all the speed thinking ! After a few years we say, time flew by so fast ! Kids grow up so fast ! But the question is did you enjoy the time that went by or were you just surviving?
To enjoy life, the main ingredient is to be aware. Only when you are aware of the butterfly hovering over the flowers, can you appreciate its colors. Sage Patanjali enunciates in the Yoga sutras that if anyone wants to be more aware of his surroundings, he needs to first slow down. The slower your actions are, the more aware you are of the world and hence more appreciative.
Now you would ask me , how can I possibly slow down ? I have so much to do in a day that even 24 hours are less. A good morning starts the night before, so I will guide you from the night onwards.
- Have an early light dinner around 7:30 pm or earlier. If you feel hungry later, have a fruit.
- Switch off all screens by 9:30 pm and get into bed.
- Use the time in bed to read a light book and make a list of all the jobs as well as the food menu for the next day.
- Massage your soles with your favorite cream and go to sleep.
- Wake up around 5:30 a.m. If you don’t feel fresh that means that your dinner needs to be even lighter and sleep should be uninterrupted.
- Wake up and sit up in bed. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for five minutes. Give thanks to God to be alive and kicking. If your mind wavers, bring it back to the breath.
- Get up and drink a tall glass of warm water while sitting down .
- Do your morning routine. Make sure you have breakfast sitting down and not on the move. If you do wake up at 5:30 a.m. , you will have sufficient time to eat breakfast.
These 8 points will make a difference to your mornings and your whole day…
Till we meet next, Enjoy your kids !
Anumeha Gupta (Anu) helps busy moms create more energy, peace and fulfillment using Ayurveda, ThetaHealing and Yogic Tools in 12 weeks or less so that they can raise happy, healthy and self aware children.
Anu is a certified counselor in the field of Ayurveda, having studied under the tutelage of renowned experts such as Vaidya Jay Apte and Mother Maya, a Vedic Monk. With her extensive knowledge and expertise, Anu has become a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, ThetaHealer, Positive Discipline Coach, Yoga Teacher and Speaker.
For the past 9 years, Anu has been passionately educating audiences in both the Bay Area and India about the incredible benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine. Through her transformational workshops and personalized consultations, she has empowered numerous individuals to implement holistic tools for self-awareness, effective mind management, healing from past traumas, overcoming anxiety and depression, and reclaiming their energy.
Anumeha Gupta lives in Santa Clara, CA with her family and in her spare time she pursues the art of Tarot Reading as well as the skill of Stand Up Comedy.
You can visit her website www.ayuwise.com to book a 30 min complimentary call with her and learn how she can support your wellbeing so that your kids can enjoy a Happy Mom!