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The Importance of Not Checking Facebook + Other Morning Rituals


Did you know that first few minutes of your morning can effect the tone of your entire of your day?

Does your day start with checking your phone before even getting out of bed?  Do you start reacting + responding to email requests + social media posts even before getting dressed?  (Yes, I’ve done it too!)

Unfortunately, we are all trading this very valuable time of day for other people’s agendas.

If checking Facebook sends you into a jealousy tailspin + makes you feel defeated before you even try, then why begin your day that way?

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“Every morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.” 

– Buddha

What if, instead, you took a moment for yourself?

What if you began your day with a morning ritual of stillness + silence as you set your intention for this brand new beginning?

This simple practice of choosing your focus will help you jump-start your day with a dose with positivity +  self-acceptance.

Checking Facebook from your pillow may not.

What if you could wake up each morning trusting in the bigger picture of your life, whether you have auditions, callbacks, jobs or absolutely nothing going on?

Creating a morning practice can serve as a reset button for your body, mind + soul.  Here are a few:

1) Write in a journal.

2) Take a walk in nature.

3) Meditate (even for 5 minutes).

4) Visualize yourself going to bed feeling proud of all you’ve accomplished today

5) Declare that you will look for the good today – in yourself + others.

When you begin your day with any (or all) of the above practices, you become a deliberate creator of your own life.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive— to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

– Marcus Aurelius

As you become more aware of your own power, the power to choose your thoughts, words, actions + focus for this day, you will also notice how this ritual will begin to effect the daily interactions you encounter.  Life’s demands will become easier to handle.

Making an empowering morning ritual a daily practice will help you stay open to receiving + inspired to take action on impulses + creative ideas.

It all starts from the moment you wake up.  Treasure this sacred time + treat every day as a brand new beginning.

Here’s to starting every day with intention + clarity.  You may just end up being more productive than ever before + a lot happier along the way.

Love + Gratitude,

~Wendy Braun

P.S. My latest guided meditation audio, My Morning Ritual, will take the guesswork out of meditating, visualizing + setting your intention each day. You’ll feel empowered + inspired to take action every single morning (in less than 6 minutes).

Stay inspired with my weekly Monday Morning Mindset Motivators + get my FREE guided meditation MP3, “Success In The Audition Room” to help you shine in every audition.


About Wendy Braun

Wendy Braun has enjoyed a successful acting career for over 15 years. You may recognize her from appearances in over 60 television + film credits (including roles on The Mentalist, Bones, Navy NCIS and Criminal Minds), from over 100 television commercials or you may have heard her voice in thousands of voice-overs. Wendy is a Television Academy member (she votes on the Emmy’s!) and loves balancing career, marriage and family (she’s the mom of two young boys). Wendy is also the founder of, a site dedicated to uplifting + empowering actors. Her popular guided meditation + visualization audios have helped thousands of actors around the world stay inspired, feel more confident + book more jobs. She gives away a free audio to help actors own the room in every audition. Download it at