Peaceful mornings Part 2.

Today I decided to start a new part on how to spend calmer mornings. 

Integrating Other Thoughtful Activities

Additional Activities

Consider incorporating gentle stretching, meditation or journaling into your morning routine. Focusing on small things, such as caring for plants and having a cup of tea each morning, can become a powerful mental habit.

Example: Mark jumped straight into emails and work tasks as soon as he woke up. Feeling burnt out, he incorporated thoughtful activities into his morning routine. He started with 10 minutes of gentle stretching to wake up his body, followed by a 5-minute meditation to focus his mind. He also started journaling, writing down his thoughts and intentions for the day. These activities turned his morning from stressful to serene, setting a positive tone for the rest of his day.

Adapted from

Your slow morning routine should reflect your wants and needs. Feel free to experiment and find what resonates with you.

Example: Lisa read about different slow morning routines but found that not all the suggestions resonated with her. She decided to create her own routine, combining elements she enjoyed. She loved painting and spent 15 minutes each morning sketching or painting. She also included the practice of gratitude and listed three daily things for which she was grateful. By adjusting her routine, Lisa found joy and fulfilment in the morning, which connected with her creativity and positivity.

Challenges and Solutions

Common Challenges

Maintaining a slow morning routine can be challenging. Distractions, time constraints and lack of motivation are common obstacles.

Example: James was enthusiastic about starting a slow morning routine but found it challenging. He was often distracted by his phone, trying to check social media or respond to emails. Time constraints due to early meetings made it difficult for him to stick to his routine. In addition, some days he lacked the motivation to get out of bed earlier. These obstacles made his slow morning routine feel more like a burden than a blessing.


Overcome these challenges by setting clear intentions, getting up with commitment and being gentle with yourself.

Example: to overcome his challenges, James set clear intentions for his morning routine and reminded himself why it was necessary. He committed to keeping his phone in "Do Not Disturb" mode until he had completed his routine. He also adjusted his schedule to ensure that he had enough time for his mindful activities, even on busy days. Most importantly, he was gentle with himself, recognising that it was a process and that it was okay to have days off. By tackling these challenges, James created a sustainable and enjoyable slow morning routine that has enriched his life.


A slow morning routine is more than a series of activities; it is a philosophy, a way of life that encourages mindfulness, presence and connection. By caring for plants, enjoying a cup of tea or other mindful practices, you create a sacred space for yourself each morning. This space allows you to connect with your inner self, breathe and prepare for the day with intention and grace. Adopting a slow morning routine is not a passing trend, but a timeless practice that nourishes the soul. May you find joy, peace and fulfilment in these simple yet profound rituals and may your mornings become a source of inspiration and serenity in your life.

That's the end of today's post, if you're interested I'm available on social media or in the comments. don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date! See you again in a few days.