What we do in the morning can really set the tone for the rest of the day. If we start it off feeling rushed, overwhelmed or just plain out of balance, we might feel that way for the rest of the day. So what better way to avoid this is there than creating a routine that grounds, calms, and nurtures us so that we can start each morning in our best possible light? And lucky for you, we have specific suggestions for the best morning ritual for your sign below.
The best way to start your day, Aries is with a quick morning workout. You typically have a ton of energy and it’s great to get it flowing first thing. This will help you manage your emotions throughout the day and encourage more discipline. As unrelated as hitting the gym seems to our emotions, the two are more closely related than you think. Working out reduces stress and anxiety, allowing a way to release tensions we might be holding on to physically. This is especially great for Aries, as they tend to act first and think later. If you start your day with a workout, you’ll be more relaxed, stress-free and less prone to acting too impulsively.
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is the way to go for you, Taurus. And it’s not just about feeding your body ingredients to get you going, but also about the act of creating a mindful breakfast as part of the helpful routine. This will help ground you for the day by allowing you the time to pamper yourself. This is an important act of truly taking care of yourself and replenishing your body’s needs. This will also allow you to stay mindful of what your body needs for the rest of the day and hopefully helping avoid any overindulgences that Taurus can be prone to.
Mediation is a great way to start the day for you, Gemini. Your mind is a jungle of so many brilliant thoughts, ideas, and curiosities. Sometimes this can overwhelm you, as you have so much happening in your brain. By starting your day with a meditation, you can work to calm those racing morning thoughts, centering and calming you first thing. This grounding will translate through the rest of the day, allowing you to stay more connected to your big picture goals. It will also help prevent you from spiraling off into other distractions more easily.
Connecting with your emotions first thing in the morning is especially important for you, Cancer. Try a simple visualization or even a guided meditation with some rainbow moonstone as your morning ritual. You will find that it will work wonders for grounding you emotionally. Simply imagine the emotions you want to feel throughout the day as well as anything you would like to manifest. This will set the tone for the rest of the day and keep your intentions tied to the emotion you focused the most on.
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Spend a little time repeating affirmations or mantras for the day, Leo. Tell yourself that you are beautiful, smart, and going to shine super bright will really set the tone for the rest of the day for you. Putting yourself in a place of self-acceptance and increasing your sense of self-love will help you better manage feelings of self-doubt. Write down an affirmation or mantra focused on the whatever you want to work on throughout the day. This will keep those emotions, tasks, or goals at the forefront of your mind, making it much easier to find opportunities you need or want to accomplish.
Creating or updating your to-do list for the day is an awesome way to kick start your day, Virgo. You love to be organized and details are super important to you, so start your day by focusing on what the most important priorities are for you. You can easily take yesterday’s to-do list, check off all that you accomplished (yeah you!) and then prioritize anything you missed with anything new you have going on. You begin each day feeling good from seeing how much progress you made the day before and even better when you have a plan of attack for the rest.
As simple as expressing gratitude appears, it actually can do wonders for our moods and emotions. For you, Libra, adding some gratitude exercises to your morning ritual can be life-changing. As one of the more social signs of the zodiac, you spend a lot of time in the energy of others, observing them and their accomplishments. This can lead you to compare yourself to others probably more than you should. The simplest way to catch this habit before it goes wild is to remember to be grateful for all that is special about you, all that you have created and accomplished. Each morning recite a list of at least five things about your life that you are grateful for before starting your day. This will keep you focused on your magic.
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Journaling can be a really powerful morning ritual for you, Scorpio! Let’s be real, you ponder and brood a bit—always going deeper and deeper, working through all sorts of analysis, layer by layer. Sometimes you have to get some of that out of your mind and onto paper so you can also sort it out a bit. Doing a bit of journaling, scratching down your morning thoughts or even your dreams of the night before will help you create more clarity for yourself throughout the day. It’s almost as if writing will allow you to let go of some of your thoughts, creating the space for you to either go more in-depth with others or discover more. After a few weeks, you will find that you can make some pretty remarkable discoveries about yourself.
Exploration is a big part of who you are, Sagittarius, so making that a priority is a must! Of course, sometimes when you have to get to work and tackle a ton of life things, it might not feel like you have the time. This is why your morning ritual should give you a chance to explore. Try reading in the morning to give your imagination a boost. This will give your mind an opportunity to wander and visit a place new. If you’re not a big reader, you can take some time to visualize your next big trip. This also gives you a chance to get your mind stirring, allowing the creative juices to flow!
Being grounded helps you perform at your absolute best, Capricorn. You are able to dig deep into your priorities for the day not being bothered by all the little things that might come up, especially when you are feeling calm and collected. One of the best ways for you to kick off your day is to perform breathing exercises and connect to your body. Taking a few really deep breaths, mindfully inhaling and exhaling each morning, will do wonders. When we focus on our breath, we can entirely be one with our bodies, connect with how we want to be treated and any thoughts or messages we need to pay attention to. By starting the day with the connection intact, it will be much easier to remain in that feeling.
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Sometimes you need an escape, Aquarius, especially when you have to take care of some things that you really wouldn’t prefer to. The perfect solution to help you start the day off, most positively, is through visualizations! Right when you wake up, before you do anything else, take time to imagine your perfect day. It doesn’t matter how absurd or unrealistic it might seem, play it all the way out. If you wake up and would rather be traveling to the moon than going to work, then imagine yourself doing just that. You will find by the end of the visualization, it will feel almost as if your day actually went the way you imagined and ultimately will put you in a great mood. And, the best part? If you really focus on something significant to you, you will unconsciously make moves throughout the day to manifest it for yourself.
Listening to or even meditating with some uplifting or peaceful music is a great way to start your day Pisces! Music can speak to your soul in a way that can truly brighten your spirit. This can include anything from Beyoncé’s Formation to the sound of rain falling. Whatever it is that’s empowering or calms you, listen to it. And of course, feel free the switch it up based on what you have to tackle that day. Some days you need to be calm and focused, others you need empowerment and energy. Assess the day and play whatever music will suit your needs the most. —Shereen Campbell
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