What is your morning routine? How we start our day can affect the rest of our day. So there's a choice, get on your phone or just wait another half an hour to turn it on and in that time come to the body, to the breath, to the experience of being present, and if only for a few minutes it will still make a difference. I bring these practices into my classes and workshops as they impact our mental health and support creating new habits, that we can then remember to come back to them when we need to centre ourselves, or rebalance.
In a recent class I was sharing for mental health recovery, someone said how much it helped to have an anchor to return to when she felt stressed and how much of a positive impact it had on her life. It doesn't have to be hours of practice - one breath at a time.