Do you ever have one of those mornings when, before you’re even fully awake, you’re already feeling stressed? Maybe it’s too much on the “DO” list, or bills that have to be paid or a loved one that’s sick or in trouble, or …. Believe me I GET IT!
Modern life might not involve outrunning velociraptors or saber-toothed tigers but overall it’s no less stressful. Modern life is complex.
So here’s a little hack that can save you hours and even whole days of unnecessary stress.
Put some CLOTHES ON … YOUR … MIND!
Just like we choose to (usually) put clothes on our bodies in the morning we can also choose to clothe our minds in positive thoughts.
Take a moment before you even get out of bed to think of several things you are grateful for – the warm covers, your partner’s breathing, the birds chirping outside, another day of being alive. For just a few moments rap yourself in the silken fabric of gratitude. I call this clothing my mind and it is ESPECIALLY HELPFUL when you’re facing challenging circumstances and need some help stopping the incessant and stressful Monkey Mind.
The thoughts you allow to run through your mind when you are first waking up set the tone for your entire day.
Our thoughts, to a HUGE extent, dictate our feelings and how the we experience the experiences of our lives. And we DO have a CHOICE about the thoughts we choose to focus on. If your thoughts are racing around or bouncing off of unpleasant imaginings and feelings, say to yourself, “Choose Again” and settle on a few things you’re grateful for. Feel your energy shift.
You can revisit this simple practice anytime throughout the day but those first few moments in the morning should never be missed. Close your mind to fear and negativity and clothe it with gratitude and optimism. This wardrobe choice will be a gift to yourself and everyone you cross paths with.
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Thanks and here’s to sporting beautiful wardrobes!
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