Tuesday Thoughts And Your Start In The Day
Hi Friends, What did you implement last week to create a more balanced life? Today, I want to talk about mornings. Yep. Mornings. They are our start to a new day. That makes them pretty important. Yes? In Germany, we have a saying that goes like this: “Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund." Literally, the morning hour has gold in it's mouth, kind of like Benjamin Franklin's: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." So what is your morning like? Hitting the snooze button until you have to rush to get out of the house or get to work or your home office? I am not saying that you have to get up early. I just want you to give yourself enough time for a morning routine that will benefit you for the rest of the day. Actually, for the rest of your life. Take a moment right now and ask yourself, “What does a perfect morning for me look like?” I have condensed mine to these things: stretching water coffee journaling reading walking breakfast daily planner Yours can look very different as long as it gives you a healthy start to your day, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. My journaling, for example, got started after my brother passed. I write "to him" because I miss talking to him on the phone in the morning. And my reading is as short as one paragraph in one of the books I brought home from him. During my walk I listen to recorded affirmations or podcasts. On my condensed daily planner (that I made up and my daughter designed) I have items I learned especially from Terri Savelle Foy. Most coaches have similar items in their morning routines which might include:
a list of 5 goals that get repeated until fufilled
5 goal related tasks
5 things I am grateful for
5 things to do today
a checklist for reading-praying/meditating/exercising and listening to an uplifting message
AND I saved the best for last.
Daily fill in the blank that reads,
“Today I acknowledge myself for ……”
That one is hard for most women, but so, so necessary. The fact is, women my age, (and I know that from coaching many women), we were programmed to serve and give and sacrifice. So to give ourselves credit is hard. But necessary. And beneficial. And healthy because it grows your self-confidence and with more self-confidence you feel better and just think, how much more serving and giving you can do when you feel better. 😊😁
The mindset of gratitude can't be stressed enough. Before I get out of bed, I say a few thank you’s. Even a “thank you for this pillow" ....anything, just to get your mind started on being grateful. You will come up with many more things to be grateful for. And as science so beautifully proves, when we start with thankfulness, our RAS (reticular activating system) actually looks for more things to be thankful for. So why not help our brain out a little?
It goes a long way.
This is not just for happy mornings. No! This is especially helpful for mornings when you feel overwhelmed or tired or sad.
As we know, life has its ups and downs. I have written about the law of polarity in the past. It goes like this; where there is joy, there is…our aim should be something like; where there is darkness, there is light…
A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.
Please let me know if you would like my one page planner. I can send it via email and you can print it. I can't wait to hear from you and how you do your morning. PS: Message me for a free consult to start moving toward a more confident you.
You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle
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