What I thought it was...
Until recently my idea of Ayurveda was that is was a specific diet with lots of different spices and herbs and people being treated with oils. Like most people, I based my idea on images I have seen on the internet, most of them spa advertisements. Not being a fan of rigidity and diets I ignored it until I started my yoga teacher training.
My definition of health and especially well-being was informed by the medical model and to a degree by psychology, including positive psychology. Having done some research on Ayurveda online I found many articles that solely focus on digestion, but Ayurveda is much more than that.
A popular daily habit that has helped many people improve their morning routine are morning pages. Also known as stream-of-consciousness writing, morning pages are a form of daily journaling that is done immediately after waking up. This daily morning routine could easily become the most important part of your day because it sets the tone for the day and helps you organize your thoughts and to-do lists. See it as a mental clearing process to get you ready for the day.
I discovered morning pages many years ago and have been writing for some time now. They have become an indispensable part of my daily morning routine that I do first thing in the morning. I'm always amazed at what they do for me in the long-term and throughout the day. Every morning after waking up, the first thing I do is go to my work place at home with my morning coffee, open my notebook and write three stream-of-consciousness pages. It takes me about 40 minutes, but if you are a fast writer you can write them in 25. I prefer to take my time and start the day reflecting in peace.