How You Start Your Day Matters
Do you hit the snooze button 3 times before you get up, drag yourself out of bed, run to the coffee machine, throw your clothes on, scramble for your keys, skip breakfast and then spill your coffee in the car? Are you frustrated and exhausted before you start your day?
Imagine for a minute, you wake up and take a minute or 2 to transition into your morning while you stretch taking a few deep breaths.
Then you move to the floor or a chair and spend as much time as you can to meditate, say your daily affirmations and stretch. You check your calendar and look at your To Do list and prioritize (which you did before you went to bed as well). Remember you probably won’t get through it all but it gets if out of your head. You make your coffee, eat breakfast, get dressed and then mind fully collect your keys that are ALWAYS in the same spot. You get in your car relaxed and feel peaceful.
If you are like me you have noticed the difference in the 2 paragraphs, the former being shorter and argue you don’t have time for that kind of leisure. However, you will think again when you notice just what impact it has on your day.
We need time and are deserving of it. Pushing ourselves aside and not listening to our internal cues sets up a negative spiral circling around and around like a merry-go-round making it difficult to jump off and end this cycle. Notice the difference in how much more joyful and relaxed you feel and how your interactions are so much more enjoyable.
So yes, how you start your day matters!
Try it and let me know how you feel.
Here’s to peaceful mornings,