Have you ever had the kind of morning where everything started WRONG???
- Your alarm didn’t go off.
- The coffee maker broke.
- You get to your car, only to have a flat tire.
- Your child forgot his lunch.
- You get a speeding ticket on your way to work.
Trust me, I have been there! Life is 10% what happens TO you, and 90% how you REACT to it. Just because things don’t go as planned, doesn’t mean your day is ruined. When you have a sense of gratitude, these everyday bumps in the road will not define you.
You never know what tomorrow will bring. Staying in an angry, frustrated state of mind is only wasting your valuable time on this earth. Enjoy each and every day.
5 ways to enjoy your day:
SMILE: Something as simple as a smile can turn your whole day around. When we smile, the whole world smiles as well. You smile at someone, they smile back…..This releases the “feel good” chemicals in the brain.
BREATHE: Stop and take a few deep breaths. Breath in…..and breath out. Do this for a few minutes with your eyes closed (if possible). This is actually a form of meditation and can center your thoughts and calm your mind.
ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS: Think of something small that brings you joy…a cup of coffee, a latte, a book, talking to your best friend. DO IT!!!! Call that friend, buy the latte, read part of the book! These are the simple things that bring us joy.
GET SOME FRESH AIR: Take a brisk walk, or enjoy your coffee on the front porch. Just being in and around fresh air improves our mood and our state of mind. Sooooo……GET OUT THERE!!!!!
COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS: Make a list of the things you are grateful for. Your family, your job, your bed….hahaha!!!! What ever you are grateful for, write it down. I actually start and end each day with gratitude. While having my morning coffee, I list 3 things I am grateful for. Before bed, I think of 3 things that happened that day that were a blessing.
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