I've Just Got To Share .....
When I come across something that is life changing I’ve just got to share it.
It is a simple thing but it will change the course of your life. Don't get me wrong, simple does not mean easy – In fact, this may be one of the hardest things you ever learn to do. It could even take months to perfect … but it’s worth it. So What is this "thing" I am talking about?
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND
( I TOLD YOU IT WASN'T GOING TO BE EASY)
Take control of your mind every morning and make sure it is nourished with healthy, uplifting, inspiring and empowering food. Yes, I mean every morning make this your first exercise.
Let me ask you, when you wake up in the morning where do your thoughts go? Do they start working on the agenda of the day? Maybe they rehash yesterday’s failures, or they may run into the future working out possible negative scenarios and worrying about upcoming events.
For many of us who struggle with anxiety or depression, these first morning thoughts set the stage for the rest of our day – and for the rest of our lives for that matter. But even if you aren’t prone to anxiety your first thoughts of the day are critical for giving you the ability to function effectively and efficiently throughout the day.
Bottom line – Don’t let your thoughts default to the problems of the day until they have had a healthy breakfast of empowering and inspirational nutriments. I once heard someone say. "Put your pen down and stop trying to write the last chapter before the entire story unfolds".
But many of us are habitual negative thinkers, so much so that we don’t think we can change. But you can change – you can rewire your brain - your story, you can create new neural networks and change the course of your life.
Here are some ways you can do it.
- When you wake up, before you even get out of bed, grab a 3x5 card on your nightstand that has several morning affirmations and read them 5 times out loud.
- Upon getting up, grab your hot tea or coffee and sit in a quiet place then read something inspirational, uplifting and empowering. If you’re not a reader listen to an inspirational message. I personally like to read the Bible but you may want to find something else that inspires you.
- Then journal your thoughts – make them positive! Speak to yourself like an inspirational coach even if you don’t feel it (ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T FEEL IT!)
I know some of you may have a hard time with this. When we live with negativity for a long time it begins to feel like being positive is wrong. But please hear me on this – You need to stay ruthlessly positive until your negative thoughts begin to feel wrong and your positive thoughts begin to feel right. That’s the change we’re after and it takes time for the mind to process this new way of thinking.
I have 30 daily affirmations to kick start your new morning routine that I would love to send to you. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it to you immediately.
You can also check out our book- 10 Days of Loving Yourself
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Take Care and Be Kind To Yourself