To Feel Good about Your Present Moment
Say what you are grateful for..
I like to start my day of by saying what I am grateful for. Whether you recite what you are grateful for as soon as you get up or say it in the shower, either way, you are saying it.. and this will help you feel good about your present moment.
Eat a well balanced meal in the morning before jetting off..
I found that making a healthy breakfast in the morning can be difficult, that is why I prepare/cook my breakfast the night before (since I always press the snooze button). When you prepare your breakfast the night before, you are ahead of your game. Imagine pressing the snooze button, and not having to worry about whether you will have enough time to eat breakfast. Go on right ahead, snooze that alarm breakfast will be right there waiting for you.
Read a positive statement, bible verse, or say a little prayer in the morning. This always helps start my day out right.
Sing along to your favorite songs
I know some of you might feel uncomfortable with this, but trust me singing along to your favorite jams early in the morning can put you in an awesome mood. You will feel like you can tackle the world.. After listening to something you love.
Stretch a little.
Moving those muscles early in the morning can really help you feel relaxed. This can be as simple as standing up and stretching those arm muscles. It doesn’t need to be much.
Drink some tea or coffee
This can help wake you up if you are still a little tired/drowsy, and it can give you a boost. I know whenever I drink tea or coffee in the morning it helps me to be more alert. Just do not over do the coffee, otherwise you will be a jitterbug all morning.
Listen to an uplifting audio-book while commuting
A good audio-book goes a long way, especially for people who have to commute (I know this can help my commute). I think it is the best thing to do when you wake up feeling a little blue. It can give you a some inspiration
Tell yourself Positive Affirmations throughout the day
What are positive affirmations? They are strong positive statements that describe what you aspire to be true. Basically, you create a statement about yourself or something that you intend to internalize and believe. For example if you want to believe that you are confident. You will repeat “I am confident” several times or until the statement becomes affirmed in your mind.
What ends up happening is our subconscious mind will eventually start to believe these repeated statements, even if it is not true at the present moment. This can beneficial if you want to obtain something that is hard to get.
Simply tell yourself the opposite, and it can come true. For example you can tell yourself “employment comes easy” although, at first, your mind might not believe it..after several repetitions eventually you will believe it, and your reality will change.
Over time these positive affirmations overwrite any negative beliefs you may have had, and positive beliefs take its place.
Why practice positive affirmations, well there are several reasons. Yet, I think the most important reason is because we live in such a negative society with a ton of social programming. This can make us feel a certain way about ourselves if we don’t have “X, Y, or Z” by a certain age o do not look a certain way etc. Positive affirmations help you gain control over your thought processes.
On Weekends there are obviously more things you can probably fit into your morning..heck if you are a morning person you can probably do all this and more…
Additional things to do on those slacker weekends.. or on your time off..
-Wake up when you feel rejuvenated, do not oversleep ( Yes, there is such a thing) in my experience oversleeping (10 hours +)could make me feel worse than if I slept the normal 8 hours of sleep. Don’t get me wrong waking up really late isn’t bad every once in awhile but if it is every weekend becareful..constant sleeping in will make you feel unproductive and sluggish.
Get some early morning exercise
Whether it’s is walking the dog, hitting the gym, or going for a nice jog around the block.
Sulk in Nature
Read a good book or magazine while drinking some tea on the porch.
Or sit quietly eating your breakfast on the patio
Don’t have a backyard.. Put some plants on your balcony.
If you have a yard, but no garden, plants, or nature in it… Start planting.. It will be well worth it!!
Run errands early- If you are like me, running errands in the AM, always sets my day off to the right start. Also, if you are anything like me, than you would rather skip out on crowded shopping malls with lines that reach Mount Everest.