I'll get up when I want except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen. I put my trousers on, have a cup of tea and I think about leaving the house
How do we avoid our morning droop?
Scientific studies have shown that setting up your morning in a positive way can create a successful day, depending on how you define success right now.
For instance, it could mean that you simply get dressed, make a cup of tea and leave the house.
What 3 things could you set in place to create magic in your day?
Below, are 3 things I wake up and do. Look forward to reading your comments below about what you do in order to BE.
I wake up and smile and set an intention to do so for the day, I smile at myself, smile at the room I’m in and visualise my day. Smiling increases our happy hormones, it’s great for our wellbeing and so simple, for most of us.
You might enjoy this video I made about smiling.
I sit up, cross my legs and focus on my breathing.
In 2013 whilst living and teaching in Tanzania, I trained as a Mindfulness Teacher. My Buddhist Monk teacher encouraged me to simply focus on my breath, again and again and again, and I share this with the children I work with too.
There are various apps, books, audios etc about mindfulness and that’s great and if you would like more guidance in how to sooth the internal chatter then of course I’m here and happy to work with you.
For now, whether you are a beginner or experienced meditator, we can train our brain to greater calm, joy and peace, simply by coming back to the breathe each time we stray away. If you have no time, it really means you have no intention.
This may last for 3 minutes, 10, 20 an hour, you decide what’s best for you right here and now.
A favourite quote of mine is from the lovely Louise Hay ‘The Point of Power is Always in the Present Moment’.
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Once my mediation practice ends (because it is a practice, always practising) I take a few calming, gentle deep breaths and focus on the point between my eyes in my forehead. I pause and notice what words have come to mind, if any, and sometimes I write them down in my journal.
I also like to journal from time to time, however that would take us so 4 things and 3 may just be the perfect combination to put the magic into your day.
One of the words you write down might just be a word that makes you aware of something that you hadn’t been paying attention to.
Smile, Breathe, Watch
And then I’m happy for the rest of my day.
Can you guess what song I noticed in my mind this morning, before I did my yoga?
Now I'm less blurred, how about you?
PS the children enjoyed my Narwhal Nose video, Wombat cubed Poop one and hopefully this below about Alligator Snapping Turtles, well they did ask for it. See previous post for an explanation!