“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” ~ Mike Murdock

Many people tell me that they don’t have any time to themselves. It’s no wonder. Mother’s in particular have busy, challenging schedules. But here’s an idea to find one full hour just for yourself. No matter how much you love sleep, it is possible to swipe an hour out of the day – just for you – in the morning! Think about it – one hour to yourself, every day, that you can count on…it sounds wonderful! All you have to do is to set your alarm an hour earlier every day, and see for yourself what a difference it makes.

The first hour of your day has the power to set the tone for the entire day. You can focus on your mind-body-spirit connection. You can focus on the organization needed to get your family going for their day. It does not have to be a spiritual time, but it should be meditative in some way so that you can unleash the power of your mind to organize your day.

  1. Focus on your body. Stretch, do yoga, ride a bike, walk the dog – this is all about being fully present in your body. Take ten minutes to breathe and be present with your amazing physiology. This body and the mind behind it is what makes everything happen in our world. Greet it gently.
  2. Feel your good fortune. There are people and things in your life that make you feel fantastic. Take a moment to appreciate everything. This gratitude is pure positivity. Once you’ve done this, move on to envision all of the wonderful things that may be yet to come. Imagine how appreciative you would feel if they were in your life right now. The vibrancy you feel when you imagine these things is electric and powerful.
  3. The last 30 minutes of your solitude will be spent in a mindfulness routine. Choose to do something that calms you. Meditate, iron, knit, sit quietly, paint, or draw. During this time, you will focus completely on building yourself up and infusing your entire being with positivity. Choose an affirmation that you feel comfortable with and comforted by. Choose another that makes you feel empowered. Choose one more that makes you feel ready to take on the world.
  • “I radiate grace, kindness, and wisdom.”
  • “My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.”
  • “My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.”
  • “I am healthy; I am whole; I am wise.”
  • “I am love.”
  • “May all beings be healthy, may all beings be safe, may all beings be content.”


Tranquility, a renewed sense of purpose, and clarity should infuse your mornings. It is simply not necessary to spend even one morning fighting the momentum of the day. One way or the other, the day will go on. You can embrace this momentum by duplicating it. The sun rises every day with radiance, peace, purpose, and capability. You can learn to match it.

With over 20 years of experience gained across television, radio and print, Maria Khalifé brings to her clients knowledge and understanding in holistic and motivational living. Maria brings to the world powerful life-changing experiences for those who seek extraordinary lives and want to reach their maximum potential. Maria can help you to uncover your true dynamic self. Please visit http://www.MariaKhalife.com


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Comment by Kathy Custren on January 9, 2016 at 12:32am

Hi, Maria! Happy to read your words, which are being forwarded to the publishers. Thank you ~ Blessings! 

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