Years ago coffee was my way of life. I would request all of my loved ones to not even bother attempting a conversation with me until I had at least a few sips of coffee. However, as my journey into the spiritual world continued it became apparent to me that I could not have dependency on any substances. No matter how minor they are. Don't get me wrong, if coffee is still your thing there's no shame in that. However, if you're looking for a new way to get your day started off on the right foot I have a perfect solution. Morning mediation.
Waking up early with enough time to meditate starts your day off with a sense of calm and purpose. Giving yourself time to reflect on what you want to conquer throughout the day will set the tone for accomplishment. Also, freeing your mind up allows for you to channel and can evoke a connection with your creativity.
I find that many days this is when my most successful ideas first come to me. Of course I am free throughout the day to build upon these sparks of inspiration but for some reason my morning meditation is where I always find the foundation of my next big move. For this reason I try to always keep my journal close by during my morning meditation. I try not to put any limitations on myself so if my morning meditation shifts into journaling or channeling I try to just go with the flow of the moment. It is important to keep in mind that some days it'll be hard to allow your mind to settle even if it is first thing in the morning so give yourself a break sometimes. Maybe some mornings you'll only be able to allow yourself a few minutes and others you could easily go for thirty. There is no perfected way of doing this so just try to find a rhythm that works best for you.
Often I like to end my morning meditations with some type of stretch or almost mini yoga session. Nothing too strenuous just something to get my body ready and geared up for the day ahead of me. This allows your muscles to stretch and a natural flow of strong breathes. Next thing you know you'll be ready to tackle whatever the day throws at you.