There’s something magical about 5 AM, it’s a time for renewal. Roosters are crowing, the air is calm, cool, and still. Most of the world is still sleeping, no cars, no noise, a time to be with yourself. There’s no one demanding anything of you, no one telling you what needs to get done. At 5 AM, there’s no one pressuring you, it’s just you.
Early in my spiritual development journey I discovered a book that made a lot of sense to me and has changed the way I start my day. Now, before I tell you the name of the book, first let me tell you this: prior to reading this book, I was NOT a morning person. In fact, if I didn’t have to get up, I would gladly laze around all day. But after reading the 5 AM Club by Michael Lombardi and implementing the tips for a month straight, I actually would get mad at myself if I did not wake up at 5 AM and meditate! I started to feel as though I was missing out on my “me time” if I missed it. This is a huge transformation in and of itself for me, but the more consistently I practiced this routine the benefits got better and better. I found, the more you meditate, envision, dream, center yourself and get in touch with who you really are, the more you’ll find out you haven’t really been living life. You’ve only been going through the motions, day in, day out, dreaming about “someday”, always wishing for more time, and neglecting the most important person in your life- you!
But when you do get a moment to yourself and you really hear yourself… What do you hear? Does it sound like chatter and worries? Are you shaming yourself for not being where you’re “supposed to be” by now? Are you concerned about money and making ends meet? Are you worried about deadlines and work projects? Do any of those thoughts focus and direct you on improving your relationship with your self and your Source? No, these are only distractions from our life mission. Distractions that keep us stuck in a perpetual cycle of fear, doubt, shame, and a host of other low vibrations.
But don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. Some of us are currently stuck there. Some of us have moved in there, unpacked, and planted roots there. Fortunately though, you actually possess the capability to change all of these distractions and barriers to your life mission and get back on track with who you are and what you came here to do. Fairly easily at times, you can make significant changes in your life simply by making a decision to take a good look at yourself and make small changes in your habits. It all starts with finding a time and space to make time for you.
Dedicating “me time” into your daily routine helps to create time in a world full of demands. How often have you thought or said, “I don’t have time for that” or “If I had more time I would (fill in the blank).” Starting your morning off with exercise, learning, and meditation, and focusing on you and your goals, not only helps keep you physically and mentally healthy, but it also helps you get in touch with who you really are, what you came here to do, and clarify steps of action toward achieving your goals.
I have found 5 AM to be the perfect time for my quiet solitude, which I call my “morning meditations with myself” and I have deliberately created that time and space for me to be alone with myself, to tune in with my soul and Spirit, and check in with my progress on MY goals, not the demands of the world around me. For me, the hours between 5 AM and 8 AM are sacred hours. It is my time to connect with myself and with Source energy, that provides me the motivation, clarity, and energy to tackle the day’s daunting tasks because I’ve already had MY time for the day to do the things I enjoy doing. Whether it’s meditating, reading, writing, watching videos, checking email, or just watching TV, it is my time that I created just for me. And this has made all the difference in my well-being and spiritual development.
So, I ask you… Are you utilizing your time effectively? What would you do if you had more time?
5 Questions to ask yourself:
- Where in your day can you create “me time”?
- What will you do during this time?
- Where can you go where you will not be disturbed?
- What self discipline techniques will you have to implement to practice your “me time” on a consistent basis?
- What challenges do you foresee? How can you accommodate and modify to adjust to challenges?
*Bonus Question*: What do you hope to gain from spending more time with yourself?
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts! Leave me a comment in the box below on how this helps you on your journey! ~Love & Light!