Every morning, when I open my eyes from my sleep, I take a moment to think about what I am thankful for, before I even get out of my bed. I know it sounds easy to do, but to be honest it took discipline.
I was in the habit of waking up and jumping out of bed and not really thinking about anything, aside from, “I can’t wait until 5 pm”. I would start my day, crabby, anxious waiting for the day to end, and somewhat depressed. Something had to change!
I decided to do myself a favor and take a moment of, “me time”, before I started my day. I started with making a conscious effort to lay in bed and think of three (3) things I was thankful for before my feet hit the floor. I came up with this:
I am thankful for waking up!
I am thankful for my family!
I am thankful for being able to smile!
I kept it simple and easy, but to be honest, it changed the way I looked at my day! I was no longer in a panic for the day to end! As my day went on, I found more positive things to be thankful for. Whether it was the blue sky, a smile from a stranger, or being able to have clean water, I found something throughout my day to keep me focused on the bigger picture in life! Being thankful!
My morning list has grown, and I am thankful for that as well! We tend to find so many things to focus on which cause us anxiety; I think it is time to set those aside and focus on what brings us a sense of peace.
Calming the mind, first thing in the morning, will help you throughout your day! Be thankful for you!
What Are You Thankful For? – With Good Vibes Only ❤😊