Hopefully, you awoke this morning naturally, without the aid of an alarm clock, and feel rested. Fear not if you did not – we will be working on your sleep quality in a future tip or two.
Today’s exercise is to check in with your surroundings and to then set your attitude and intentions for the day. So the goal is to learn how to have an attitude of gratitude.
As you lay in bed for a moment, consider:
- How is your body feeling? And are you rested or not?
- What is the first thought or feeling on your mind?
- What is the motivation that will drive you out of bed to take charge of the day, rather than succumbing to the seduction of the snooze button*?
*Also, a mentor of mine, Bedros Keuilian, says that hitting the snooze button in the morning is like sending your subconscious a message that “my goals are not important enough to get out of bed, and they can wait”, or that “10 more minutes of interrupted sleep hold greater value than living your purpose or your passion”.
In addition, as you get out of bed:
- Revisit your intentions for the day – And in a future tip, I’ll teach you how to pre-define your intentions the night before so that your subconscious mind can work on them while you sleep!
- Set your (positive!) attitude for the day – Whatever stressors or frustrations you had yesterday do not have to be repeated today. And today is a fresh day with limitless possibilities – when you approach it that way.
- Show attitudes of gratitude- in your words – spoken or written (in a daily journal is best) and demonstrated in your actions.
Also, expressing your gratitude in written form (we like using The 5 Minute Journal) is thought to have a positive impact on:
- Opening the door to more relationships
- Physical health
- Psychological health and mental strength
- Reducing aggression
- Increasing empathy
- Sleeping better
- Improving self-esteem
Wake up with purpose.
And take positive action toward your goals.
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