How We Start Our Day: The Importance of Ritual

We at Rock Your Bliss are big believers in the power of intention and ritual. How we live out our days is how we live out our lives and

A few of our go-to morning "life hacks" that have made big changes for us physically, mentally and energetically.

+ Start phone free. Sleep with your phone outside of your bedroom. This is a great way to wake up for a multitude of reasons - you have to get up to turn off your alarm and you won't wake up and start the mindless scroll.

+ Oil pulling. We both start our day with a tablespoon of unrefined coconut oil for oil pulling. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for about 5-10 minutes. It draws toxins out of your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.

+ Drink up. Jacki's favorite morning beverage is a butter coffee with a blended mix of cacoa butter, coconut oil and her local Denver favorite Corvus Coffee! MB is maybe Four Sigmatic's Mushroom Coffee biggest fan and doctors up her coffee with coconut milk, coconut oil and cinnamon.

+ Take Your Vitamins. We both swear by SmartyPants' Women's Complete chewy, gummy vitamin. First of all, it's delicious. (MB might be addicted to them!) Second of all, it's packed with Omega 3s, Vitamin D, Folate, Vitamin B12 and CoQ10.

+ Don't Hate, Meditate. Whether it's for five minutes or fifteen, we both try to hit our meditation cushion at least once a day. And we even signed up for a forty day meditation course with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

+ Get outside. Even better, go barefoot. There is a beautiful practice called Earthing and the amazing benefits of getting outdoors and connected to the sweet Mama Earth. Jacki knows she is a better human with fresh air in the Rocky Mountains and MB takes major walks around Echo Lake Park in her neighborhood in LA. 

How do you start your day with ritual and intention?