I woke up bright and early (as always!), to the shrilling sound of my alarm thinking “Surely it’s not that time already?”. Throwing myself out of bed, I quickly got dressed, put my hair up, fixed some tea to go and was straight out the door. 15 minutes flat – yes I had
it down to a fine art 🙂
Walking to the station, I hugged my coat tighter around me and put my hood up against the wind and rain. Although it gets colder and the nights draw in earlier, I love Autumn! The leaves cascading along the streets in all their beautiful tones, the smell of bonfire in the air along with a crisp freshness that tells you Winter’s coming.
Despite heading to work and knowing that very shortly I would be battling the rush hour ‘rat race’, I used to take solace in that ten minute walk.
Every morning, regardless of the weather and my mood, I would make it a habit to be observant and admire my surroundings. I would also simultaneously fill my mind with uplifting thoughts such as “today is going to be a good day” and “I am going to be productive and accomplish a lot”.
These and other empowering affirmations I found really put me in the right frame of mind for the day ahead (especially back then when I hated my job)
Turning over a new leaf
Before I began practicing mindfulness and positive thinking, I would be grouchy and internally moaning about all the things I had to do that day that I was dreading.
It was only discovering some special resources I suddenly switched my way of thinking, realising I had a choice. I could choose to make myself miserable by constantly bitching or try to find some highlights amongst my daily routine.
That was when the magic began to unfold….
After this major breakthrough, I made a promise that every morning I would think of at least several positive thoughts. Anything from “I’m glad it’s Friday” to “those flowers look pretty”. Literally anything, no matter how small.
Anyone can do it.
The more I practised this technique, the more a drastic impact I noticed it had on my day overall.
Concerns or worries I had about upcoming events no longer seemed that daunting. Tedious tasks or people I didn’t look forward to dealing with suddenly became more tolerable.
Since practicing this ‘morning mentality’ my life has changed beyond recognition.
All it takes is three simple steps:
1. Take time to observe the beauty in your surroundings and acknowledge it mentally.
2. Think of some current aspects of your life that you are happy and grateful about or looking forward to.
3. Affirm to yourself three times (either verbally or mentally) something along the lines of “Today is going to be wonderful and I am going to achieve everything I set my mind to”.
The first two steps help to put you in a ‘happy place’ mentally which makes the final step easier.
The ‘super affirmations’ you will find are extremely powerful and repetition gives them more meaning – you can make them personal and more specific should you wish, (especially if there is a particular part of your day that you are anxious about i.e. an exam or interview).
Just remember to use positive affirmations and put your feeling and emotions into the words. Say them with conviction and strong intent.
As you say them in this tone the more you will feel and believe them.
Practice these three steps for a few days at least and experience the wave of positive energy it will bring about for you internally and externally. I look forward to hearing your feedback! 🙂
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Lots of love & light