"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."
~ Cary Grant
Starting your day off in a rush creates havoc for the rest of the day. You absolutely have the power to make a change. It is a choice, so why not choose to take a really good look at your harried morning hours, then resolve to create a peaceful morning. Make your morning routine personal and supportive.
Start by waking up slowly. Instead of letting the alarm clock jolt you out of bed, start a bit earlier and take a few minutes to welcome the day. While still in bed, do a few gentle stretches, smile, express gratitude and slowly become conscious of opportunities awaiting you this day. Moving intentionally into your day will set the tone for a gentler day. Just a few minutes of contemplation before hopping out of bed, will transform you mentally and physically.
Spend a few moments in quiet meditation, a form of elevating your gratitude attitude. Think of three things or people that you are grateful to have in your life. The more you focus on blessings the more positive you are going to feel when your feet hit the floor. Acknowledging appreciation for what you have sets the tone of thankfulness for the entire day. You will begin the day with lasting calmness that will carry forth throughout the hours ahead.
There is no perfect way to start the day, just be aware of what you need and put it into action. Fulfill those unique needs and move forth with confidence. Nurture yourself; you are important!
The first thought you have in the morning will have a profound effect on your attitude. The more positive you feel, the easier it will be for you to extend those feelings throughout your entire day. Try it tomorrow morning and every morning for the next week or so. I bet you will feel a whole lot better with more energy, more focus and less stress.
A positive start to your day is a blessing.
The early bird may get the worm,
but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese!
Leave a comment below. I want to hear how your morning routine is working for you.