Morning Momentum Supplies List

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Morning Momentum Supplies List

Good Morning!

These supplies are recommended for the program but are not mandatory. These tools are available from a simple search at amazon.com or ask your favorite local supplier.

Day 1 - Yoga Mat and blanket 
(or a comfortable seat)

Day 6 - White Sage Smudge Stick

Day 8 - A fresh journal

Day 9 - Inspirational non-fiction book 
Recommendation: Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Day 10 - Intention Cards
Recommendation: Selves in a Box by J. Tamar Stone
(any intention cards will work)

Day 14 - Candles
If you are allergic to high smelling fragrances get scentless candles. Any candles you have on hand will do. 

Day 14 - Essential Oils / Incense (see below)
Be mindful of any allergies or reactions to smells.
 

ESSENTIAL OILS

While each of these essential oils have many properties the use during Morning Momentum is based on using it mildly either by candle, diffuser or applying to the skin. 

Bergamot
Properties: Uplifting, euphoric.
Emotional: Optimism, spontaneity, calms nervous tension.

Basil
Properties: Fresh, spicy, refreshing.
Emotional: Confidence, insight, courage. 

Jasmine
Properties: Euphoric, calming, uplifting, aphrodisiac
Emotional: Harmony, delight, creativity, use for fear and apathy.

Lavender
Properties: Calming, balancing.
Emotional: Calm, composure, emotional overload, tension and panic. 


INCENSE

You might want to try a few and see which one you like best. There is a great assorted box of incense cones from Hem available on Amazon that includes the following scents:

  • Coconut
  • Lotus
  • Patchouli
  • Lavender
  • Vanilla
  • The Moon
  • Frankincense
  • White Sage
  • Tangerine
  • Dragons Blood
  • Myrrh
  • Sandal

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1. Own Your Morning

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1. Own Your Morning

Good Morning!

Now starts your commitment to giving yourself the best morning possible with time that belongs solely to you. You are going to begin starting this morning with a new attitude as you begin your days focused on strengthening your inner self – with good old fashioned “me” time.

My name is Cheri Ruskus and I am delighted to be your guide through this process. Today for our first morning together be sure to find a quiet spot somewhere where you can’t be interrupted and let’s begin to gain the momentum you desire to start your day in a whole new way.

Remember I am dripping this information to you in short snippets over 21 days because I know you have a lot going on and want you to ease into this ritual you are creating for yourself.

Listen to this recording on your mobile device if possible so that you can jump right into your first Morning Momentum practice.

The tools you will need are simply a yoga mat or pillow if you don’t have a yoga mat. I would recommend that you do make that investment into the yoga mat moving forward.


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2. Your Happy Place

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2. Your Happy Place

Good Morning!

Today we are going to be talking about the spot within your home that you regularly go to have your morning momentum time. I am going to share with you importance of finding this place and honoring it. It may change with the seasons with the critical aspect being that it is welcoming and off the beaten path.

Find the spot you think that might be for now – knowing as you move through this program it may change. It also may change with the time of year for those living in colder winter climates. If your weather is warm all year round you may want to have this place be outdoors – which can be a great place indeed.


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3. Finding the Sunrise

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3. Finding the Sunrise

Good Morning!

There are many layers that go into building your morning momentum that you will fine tune for yourself over time as we have talked about so far.

A lot goes on in the world before most people even open their eyes.  Including the beauty of the sunrise and the promise that it holds for us each day.


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4. No Alarm Clock

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4. No Alarm Clock

Good Morning!

Yes it’s true we are going to talk this morning about the possibilities of actually starting your day without that dreaded alarm clock. What a transformational day it was when I realized I didn’t actually need this little annoying device to start my day.

The jarring disruption of sleep the alarm clock can cause is not only a lousy way to start your day, it can actually make you grouchy and hitting that snooze button can set you up for a day full of procrastination.  

There are actually also health concerns when waking up to an alarm clock that I will share with you in today’s recording.


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5. Coffee First Please

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5. Coffee First Please

Good Morning!

Now I don’t know about you but I really love my morning coffee.  When I first started creating my morning momentum habit I thought I had to be a purist and no coffee maybe just some water and that was it.

Well I quickly discovered that didn’t work out so well for myself personally and changed it up a bit. The bottom line is your morning and each of us are built differently with what we need.

Take a listen to this mornings recording to discover how I moved forward to get the most out of my morning hour with my coffee right there with me, allowing my sense of taste to participate in the process. 


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6. Spiritual Bliss

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6. Spiritual Bliss

Good Morning!

We each come from a different place when we think about our spirituality. After many years on this planet and growing up Catholic I have come to learn that while religion comes to us from outside sources, our spirituality comes from within.

One of my favorite parts of Morning Momentum is when the quiet time of the morning allows me to get to that deeper place within myself where my spirit lives. 

I look forward to sharing with you my thoughts on this topic today and the importance it will hold in getting your day started in a very special way.  


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7. Excuses Be Gone

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7. Excuses Be Gone

Good Morning!

Well we have been at the practice of Morning Momentum now for 7 days! How quickly the time has passed. How have you been doing with keeping your dedicated time to this practice each morning?

Are you beginning to feel like this could be a positive and transformational habit in your life?

If you have been feeling distracted and unable to concentrate then this morning’s message is definitely one to pay extra close attention to. 

Over the course of your lifetime you have started your morning no doubt in a variety of ways that have melted into your morning habit. Change can be difficult and here’s more on that today.


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8. Journaling

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8. Journaling

Good Morning!

Where you are with the topic of journaling?

Perhaps you have done it before but never got anything out of it. Or, perhaps you have done some journaling here and there but never stayed consistent. 

Perhaps you have never even considered it before today’s Morning Momentum exercise.

The purpose for journaling is to stretch your unconscious mind by tapping into it through the power of writing.

Most important in the art of journaling is to remember to not over think the writing process. This happens when we try to make every word brilliant and perfect. Journaling in its purest form is going with the flow.

The more your writing easily flows from your brain – most especially the gems and jewels that are stored in your unconscious mind the deeper discoveries you will make. 

Today we discover more about this well kept secret tool that lies right within us.


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9. Reading

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9. Reading

Good Morning!

Hope you enjoyed the journaling process yesterday and if by any chance you missed doing Day 8 I highly recommend you go back and do it before going forward. As with any day in this program – 1 day missed is missing an important element that may end up being one of your favorite parts about your Morning Momentum practice.

The key with adding each of these components to your practice is that each one builds on the other including todays which is about bringing some inspirational readings to your morning practice.

These aren’t necessarily long reads just snippets to inspire you for the day. Hopefully you have a book handy that inspires you that you can grab easily to share some time with today.

I will also have a few suggestions for the days ahead in this mornings recording.


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10. Intention Cards

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10. Intention Cards

Good Morning!

As we continue to stretch our mind this morning we are going to incorporate one more element of Intention Cards.  As I shared during the intro to this program Intention cards come in may shapes and sizes.

The goal with adding these cards into the mix of your morning momentum is to add an additional spark to light your fire for the day.  To perhaps confirm or shift your thinking a little or maybe even a lot.

In today’s recording I will share more about the power of using these cards and recommend my favorite deck, Selves in Box by J. Tamar Stone.


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11. Meditation, Breathing, and Letting Go

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11. Meditation, Breathing, and Letting Go

Good Morning!

You may have wondered by now why I have waited until day 11 to get to the core of any morning practice, which is the skill set of adding in meditation.

I will explain it more in this mornings recording as we look together at a variety of meditation practices. Here is the short answer: too many of us end up shrugging off meditation because we just can’t seem to sit still for that long.

We are making this a part of morning momentum halfway through the creation of this habit for those of us with overly active minds, myself included, knowing that just jumping into meditation every day isn’t always possible – there needs to be a process to get you to the practice.


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12. Music for the Soul

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12. Music for the Soul

Good Morning!

Throughout these mornings together we have tapped into the importance of waking up our senses in different areas from the sense of sight on day 3 when we watched the sunset, to opening our mind and body to the elements around us.

This morning we are going to look at the importance for introducing music into our morning as we look towards this so very pleasing way to start our day.


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13. Candles, Incense, and Essential Oils

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13. Candles, Incense, and Essential Oils

Good Morning!

Today we will add the sense of smell with into our Morning Momentum practice adding in essential oils, incense and candles.

This adds a special touch to your morning and there are a few options depending on your own sensitivities to smell which can vary for many of us. 


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14. Gaining Momentum

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14. Gaining Momentum

Good Morning!

We are two weeks into creating this habit of gaining your morning momentum. I hope that you are finding this practice beginning to shift the way you think of starting you day. 

In today’s practice we are going to review some things and see how you can make some adjustments to truly make the practice your own.


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15. Peace and Quiet

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15. Peace and Quiet

Good Morning!

There are those mornings when the peace and quiet of the morning hours are quite enough to sit and enjoy the start of your day.

Today we are going to delve into the aspects of that possibility as well as asking you to consider releasing any more distractions that may be coming up for you. 


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16. Daily Word

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16. Daily Word

Good Morning!

You have made it to Day 16. Way to go!

Today we are going to talk about the power of choosing a daily word to make for the focus of your day. It may be something from your morning reading or something that comes into your mind during moments of the silence that we enjoyed yesterday.

It’s choosing what matters most to you to carry into your day and perhaps focus on during your morning practice.


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17. Acts of Gratitude

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17. Acts of Gratitude

Good Morning! 

Today we are going to look at the power of gratitude and the important ingredient that this single effort plays in our lives. 

Did your mother always remind you to say please and thank you?  Those were the early on reminders in our lives to look at gratitude.

This morning we are going to dive deeper into how tapping into gratitude during the first part of our day can be life changing.


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18. Being in Nature

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18. Being in Nature

Good Morning!

Here on Day 18 I want you to think about shaking it up a little as the weather and time of year in your particular part of the world allows.

Being out in nature can add an entire different dimension to your morning momentum. From the beauty, to the serenity, to the wildlife that may just be waking up as well. Mother Nature has a lot offer us in the quiet of the morning.

Head over to this mornings recording and think about the possibilities in your part of the world either in your daily life or when you head out on vacation.


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19. Planning Your Day

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19. Planning Your Day

Good Morning! 

Once you have gotten your head into a good space through all that we have discussed so far in this program it’s time to start to think about how you will best achieve what you want in the day before you.   

This is the element of planning your day thoughtfully, calmly and with a focus that will allow you to bring towards your day what you want.  Not always what the world demands of you.

I am going to introduce to you today a tool that is another game changer. I call it the Daily Output Tracker.

Download the PDF that is along with this mornings recording and bring it with you to work on after you finish your morning momentum practice that you have built up to this point. Once your meditation and quiet time, reading, etc is over head into this next element especially during the work day. 


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