The Morning Routine

by Tony Steenson, 36, Bricklayer, Goonellabah, Australia

Fourteen years ago my morning routine was:

  • Go to work {didn’t need to wake up as I was still awake from the day before}.

About ten years ago my morning routine was:

  •  Wake up
  •  Get stoned
  •  Grab some lunch (loaf of bread, tomatoes , salt & vinegar chips, chocolate if I hadn’t eaten it all the night before)
  •  Off to work.

All that in 30 minutes, although I could do it in 5 if needed. There was also still a bit of my fourteen years ago morning routine going on as well. 

Six years ago my morning routine was:

  • Wake up
  • Breakfast of baked beans on toast
  • Get lunch ready {whatever I could find in fridge}
  • Go to work.

This took maybe 30 minutes to 1 hour but always rushing to get out the door.

My morning routine now:

  • Wake up feeling refreshed from my sleep
  • Cup of tea
  • Work on computer for an hour or so
  • Stretches and exercise
  • Prepare my lunch for the day {often baked vegetables that have been pre-prepared}
  • Breakfast of what I feel like at the time {anything from soup to eggs to leftovers or even an apple}
  • Leave home for a great day anywhere from 5.30 am – 6 am.

I sometimes rotate the order in which I do these activities.

I also do housework each morning to support my family.

I can now fit so much more into my mornings as a result of living a great life and including routines and rituals that really support me; I rarely rush out the door, as I hate the anxiousness it puts me in.

My mornings and my morning routines are now glorious.

Inspired by the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine

145 thoughts on “The Morning Routine

  1. It is so easy to feel what kind of day you are likely to have for each morning routine presented here, which would inevitably affect the way the day would end therefore prepare for the next day .

  2. When we wake up to the fact that our choices have an impact on our day then we can become empowered by our own self care. We are always having a powerful effect on our lives, it’s up to us whether it’s going to be a loving and supportive effect, or a harmful and negative effect.

  3. Beautiful to feel that when we honour ourselves there is always more space on offer to be ourselves and with what is needed along with a greater quality of presence that we bring to life.

  4. Tony, the ripple effect of the loving choice you now make each morning will reach and be a support to many, as you go about your daily life.

  5. Tony your morning routines have changed dramatically, this is a great example of how life was for you before you discovered The Way of the Livingness and then after how your life was full of purpose, love and commitment.

  6. When we discover that it is about the quality in which we pass any given point during our daily cycles, the study of any point does it to make a statement on our own evolution in regard to it.

  7. What I hear from you taking more time in your morning routine is that you actually enjoy and love your life now, rather than just getting by. I think we should probably have a universal rule that if we don’t enjoy every part of our day we probably need to relook at things.

    1. I very much like what you are suggesting here Meg, as that is really what counts in life, the joy of being ourselves, and the emphasis should be on it all the time.

      1. Yes, and the beauty is, when we love and adore ourselves and thus naturally love being ourselves everything we do / ‘have to do’ comes so easily and naturally, no real effort needed.

  8. The new routine feels so spacious and not tied to time in any way. I felt exhausted and a bit tense just reading the earlier routines! Reminded me so much of how my mornings used to be.

  9. Tony what a blessing you offer your family and everyone you meet throughout your day when you make these loving choices each morning.

  10. It’s incredible to see how much can change in a person’s life. Your lists look as though they have been taken from several people. Everything you do, how you do them, what you value – they have all changed. And we obviously want to know how you have done it.

  11. The reflection you give us here Tony is that our daily routine repeats itself, and in this repetition there is mighty opportunity for realisations and then change. A very helpful tool, to reflect and see where we are at and how it is serving us.

  12. This blog is like a mimi movie of the progression and transformation of your life in living and expressing true to yourself through making different lifestyle choices which is highlighted in the huge changes in your morning routine of 14 years ago till now.

  13. They certainly do sound it, and what stands out for me is how valued and purposeful your mornings and morning routines are. A great reminder that we are living in every moment and the quality of how we live every moment means everything. As such fulfilment is possible to live regardless of where we are and whatever we are doing.

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