I love when my days are filled with excitement, passion, and a sense of accomplishment.  I wish every day could feel like that it doesn’t.  However, one thing that greatly aids in creating one of these dream days is the use of meditation first thing in the morning.  Morning meditation sets the tone for your entire day to be a success.

Spending the first 10-45 minutes in meditation sets your internal world and perspective the way you desire.  Checking in with yourself before being bombarded by the outside world is extremely powerful.  You are able to set your focus and intentions, decide what will make this day a success, and stay aligned with what is important to you.

I use a couple of different morning meditation methods to start my day.  The decision is based on my mood, goals, and time I have to meditate.  Over time as you become more comfortable with the many meditation options, you can use meditation techniques like a mental toolbox, selecting the best tool for the job at hand.

My go-to, never fail morning meditation mp3 gets the day rolling.  It is only 19 minutes long.  This comes in handy when I wake up late and don’t have a lot of time to meditate, because my mind is already churning  through some massive list of tasks I have to fire through.  Morning Exercise uses binaural meditation technology to put your brain in a more focused state.  Then you are asked to visualize completion of your most important goal of the day, and then picture yourself completely other tasks you wish to achieve.  The mp3 then ends with a number of positive affirmations.

I love this mp3 and it is a great introduction to meditation’s many uses.  I have people try it out, and then ask them mid-day how the day is going.  Every single time I will hear “Hey, you know what, it has been a pretty good day” or something similar.

Sometimes I wake up on time and with a solid hour to meditate.  For these situations, I have an entire hour scripted out on paper to cover all my meditations I want to go through.  This may seem a bit obsessive, let me explain further.

I like to read spirituality and personal development books.  Lots of them only hit on a few key exciting new points, and the rest of the book is the same old thing I’ve already read.  But those few key new ideas and applications can be of great value.  So I strip that part out of the book’s personal development process and add it to my morning routine.  I am in essence creating a “best of” meditation practice for my long meditation mornings.