By Elisabeth
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By Elisabeth


3 Steps to a Having Good Day for People Who Don’t Have Time for Self-Help

I practice these three rituals every morning and maybe you’ll find them helpful, as well.

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Home is where we begin and end our days, therefore, it is the most important place in the world for each of us. So, it is at home where we should set our intentions for the day ahead, either the night before or the morning of. That being said, here are three practices I can’t start each day without. Take what you need from this very short list. Incorporating even just one of these practices can be very helpful.

Expressing Gratitude

Each night before bed and while having my sleep-inducing tea, I open my gratitude journal and make a list of ten things for which I am grateful. I have held this practice since 2014, and it’s so gratifying to flip back to the same date in the years past and see what I was grateful for exactly one, two, or even five years ago.

A Grounding Morning Ritual

Every morning, I am at my best when I practice a ritual devoid of haste and filled with ease. Whatever your scheduled tasks for the day, wake up early enough to engage in a thoughtful practice, like a fifteen-minute in-home workout, the lighting of incense, and a quick liquid or sold breakfast before a warm shower.

Set Positive Intentions

And while I am grounding myself with my morning ritual, I talk to myself about the sort of day I intend to have, the work I intend to do, and how I intend to feel. So, claim your victories, dismiss your anxieties and fears, and declare the day just as it should be. Everything is already alright.



Random musings and wisdom from a New York Times bestselling author with more time on her hands than words.

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Elisabeth Ovesen

3x New York Times bestselling author | Chief Creative Officer at The Ovesen Company