The morning is the most magical part of the day. The whole world rises, the sun comes up, every flower and tree blossoms, the park is full of people jogging, taking a walk on the beach or walking their dogs. Students go to school, other people go to work or simply start working on their daily tasks. Our first thoughts have a huge impact on our mood and energy for the day. Choose good ones!!!
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Imagine enjoying a little early morning me time, writing a few pages, finishing your coffee before it got cold. Rushing to accomplish tasks is bad for the nervous system and the quality of our day. Instead of reaching for your phone, try a slow mindful exercise. We can’t be sure it would work, but we can really want it too. Such as, turn away from the computer/tablet/smart-phone and sit for a moment noticing the sensations in your mind and body. Let’s start the Rise and Shine challenge with a lot of hope.
Things we can do to create a relaxing start of a day…
- Create a morning routine. And make it a relaxing one.
- Prepare the night before.
- Start the day with a relaxing shower or bath.
- Get in some morning exercise.
- Work when it’s quiet.
- Create a clutter-free environment.
- Turn off the distractions.
“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer. He enables me to stand on the heights. Trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. Broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.”