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Sprinkle some magic in your life…

Four steps to a brighter morning

on July 27, 2012

Are you a morning person?

Or…do you groan at the sound of your alarm going off, hit the snooze button and grumble back to sleep, sigh when you eventually ooze out of bed, reluctantly pull the curtains, heavily stomp to the bathroom painfully stubbing your toe on the way there, snap at your spouse for using the last of the milk and not replacing it, curse as you have to run to catch your train and miss it, huff and puff as you squeeze your way onto the sardine tin carriage of the later train, snarl as you are pressed up into the armpit of a fellow commuter who clearly did not have time to shower this morning, and completely dread the day ahead?

Not surprisingly, if you awake with this attitude, your day ahead will more than likely continue as it started!  However, with just the tiniest adjustment in our thoughts or feeling when we first awake could extraordinarily change the days outlook.

There is a wonderful universal law called the Law of Attraction which has been around since time began, and is always in action whether you are aware of it or not. To put it very simply, the law states that you attract what you think about and focus on most, which makes us a wee bit like human magnets!

So if you wake up in a bad mood and continue your day full of doom and gloom, guess what you are likely to experience? A pretty miserable day! Take my above example, as soon as this person wakes they are already grumbling about having to get up for work. They feel fed up and hard done by. As a result, they attract more situations or experiences, such as stubbing their toe and missing their train, to feel fed up and hard done by about. And so the viscious circle continues.

However, had that same person woken up with a smile on their face, grateful for the sunshine peeping through their curtains and excited about the fantastic opportunities that day would present them with, their day could have been transformed from darn right awful to truly magnificent!

Its such an easy step to take and one I adopted not so long ago, but practice on a daily basis now because I have found it so effective. Every morning I set my alarm to go off five minutes before my children awake and I firstly give thanks for being alive and for mine and my family’s health and happiness. I then visualise the day ahead and envision only positive outcomes, before giving heartfelt thanks for them. This wee exercise is particularly useful if you have an important event that day, say for instance an interview or business meeting. Really see yourself in that situation; confident and positive. Then picture the end result as you wish it to be and really feel and enjoy the emotions attached to this outcome. It will not only fill you with happiness, but you will attract more and more experiences that will fill you with the same contentment. It’s a win win situation!

Here are my four steps to a brighter morning!

  1. Be thankful to be alive – The very fact you are alive and well is enough for you to be thankful when you wake each morning. A lot of people will sadly not have this luxury.
  2. Set your intentions – What do you want from your day? A relaxing pleasurable morning, a positive response in your personal development / work review, a flow of money into your bank account, a good mark for your child at school, to be healthy and happy all day? Whatever your desire for the day, own it, believe it is already yours and make it happen! 
  3. Incorporate gratitude into your daily routine – As you wake, give thanks for the bed you are sleeping in, the carpet or rug your feet touches as it steps out of bed, the toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as fresh water you have access to as you brush your teeth, the food you have for breakfast, the roof you have over your head and the clothes on your back. Not to mention the hugs your children or loved ones give you. In the first few seconds of your life, you have so much to be thankful for, the list is endless.
  4. Find the good in every situation – whether you’re running late, or these is a traffic jam, or it rains – try to find the positive in every situation. What may be a small niggling irritation for you at that specific moment, may be a huge life changing situation, possibly for the greater good, in the long run.

Don’t worry if you “get out of the wrong side of the bed”, as they say. One of my favourite quotes of all time is “Every moment is another chance to turn it all around”  from the film ‘Vanilla Sky’, and it could not be more true. If you find those negative thoughts creeping in and taking over, just stop, take a deep breath and replace them with positive ones. Even my three year old has mastered this one! If he ever acts up in the morning or does something he shouldn’t, he apologises, smiles and says, “Its ok, we can start the day again!” Its really not too late to turn it all around, and the start the day as you mean it to go on. What have you got to lose….

Try this tomorrow when you wake up, and sprinkle some magic in your day…

Love and blessings,

Fairy GodMuma xxx

 

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