I have found that when I take the time to do my morning ritual, TIME EXPANDS.
For me, taking 15 minutes for my morning ritual ends up paying dividends during the day.
I gain 2+ hours because I’m much more productive, efficient and creative – not to mention more at peace, satisfied and energetic.
It was Einstein’s theory of relativity (e=mc2) that showed us that “time is an illusion.”
Einstein defined time as “that which a clock measures…”
…but with his relativity equation, he showed “time is flexible.” It’s elastic.
You know when it feels like time is speeding up?
That’s not your imagination; it really is.
According to Einstein, if the speed of light is invariable and absolute, then both space and time must be flexible and relative to accommodate this.
In other words, it’s how our brains 🧠 are wired – it’s our own consciousness that is controlling our perception of time.
So if you want to expand time, (i.e. have more time during the day), then enlarge your capacity to handle anything that comes your way by starting your day with your morning ritual.
Achieve More by Slowing Down and Starting a Self-Care Practice
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
Is it filled with intention? 🙏
Or are you racing to meet all your obligations?⏱️
Slowing down and starting a self-care practice is one of the best ways to shift the energy of your entire day.
Before you dive into all your obligations, deadlines and must-do’s for the day, allow yourself 10 minutes to not have a single care in the world with some divine de-stressing.
Here’s what that could look like for you:
☑️Make a cup of matcha tea or your favorite drink.
☑️Set a timer for ten minutes.
☑️Find a comfy, quiet space in your home.
☑️Light a candle.
☑️Do some deep breathing.
☑️Work with daily affirmations and repeat them to yourself, Like “I love and accept myself exactly as I am” and “I am enough” and “Life loves me and I love life.”
☑️Write in your journal. Try to answer questions like:
“If I felt really powerful to do whatever I wanted in life, what would I do?” and “What do I need to let go of to become the next great version of myself?”
If you make this a part of each and every morning, you’ll start to see the ripple effect this routine has on the rest of your day.
And the biggest one of all…
☑️ Start a Meditation Practice
Did you know that many of the world’s greatest inventions – like the light bulb and even the sewing machine, came about because these inventors had a REGULAR practice for receiving inspiration?
Some of the greatest minds in history – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Leonarda DaVinci, Isaac Newton, Plato and Walt Whitman….
What did they have in common? They all meditated.
Contemporary creatives like Oprah Winfrey and Arianna Huffington and countless CEO’s of large companies…
…all say that meditation has changed their lives.
I’ve definitely experienced getting ideas during meditation! Personally, I always start with a prayer.
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones was once asked, “How do you come up with all of these songs?” And he remarked (I’m paraphrasing): “I just go grab a song out of the air.” It means that the ideas are all around us; we just need to put up our hand and grab one.
Rhetorical question: what can you do to CREATE TIME out of thin air?
Christie Turley guides visionary leaders to reconnect with their higher genius, so they can improve decision-making and deliver greater profits, influence and impact. She is the author of the book, The Intuition-Led Business, which offers a framework on unlocking the intuitive and subconscious minds, and she is founder of Conscious State University, an online learning platform that teaches leaders and their teams how to make better decisions using science-backed methods. A dynamic speaker, she has shared the stage with many New York Times bestselling authors and is the host of The Higher Genius Podcast. She lives in the southwestern United States with her husband and their two daughters.