Hello again Everyone. In Part 3 of this series we talked about how to wake up in the flow each morning. Now let’s see how you can remain in that flow all day.
What is your first thought in the morning?
You’ve already learned that what you are woken up by in the morning can greatly influence the tone of your day. It’s also true that the first thoughts that you have in the morning will greatly impact the mood of your day. When you fall asleep at night you push a kind of reset button on your mind. Sleep interrupts the thoughts and patterns of your day and you have a choice each morning to either continue the momentum from the day before, or change that momentum to something new. This begins by what thoughts you have when you first wake up.
For a long time my first thought in the morning was “is it already morning? I’m so tired!” Are your thoughts anything like that? If so, do you think those thoughts are serving you? I felt they weren’t serving me.
Start to be aware of what your first thoughts of the day are. And then, begin to train you mind to have thoughts that serve you better. Now, when I wake up, I immediately start to say a few gratitudes while I’m lounging in bed. My first one is always something like “I LOVE my soft bed.” Then I say a few more that are not related to staying in bed. I do need to get myself motivated to get going Try this technique for yourself. If you get stuck, you can use this format:
Say a gratitude about your family or loved ones
Say a gratitude about your life
Say a gratitude about work/business.
Family, life, work.
If you feel up to it, you can even say a gratitude about yourself. Doing this can be hard at first, but it’s worth the effort. Feeling grateful for the things you like about yourself has a double effect. It fills you with more gratitude and it makes you feel good about yourself.
In the next blog we are going to discuss some very simple things you can do to energize yourself in the morning. I hope your mornings are getting more and more blissful. I look forward to seeing you next time.