Find your peace, then seize the day.
For years, I struggled with anxiety every morning. I would obsess about all of the things I had to do that day. Later I would wonder why the feeling of being overwhelmed followed me throughout my entire day - I just couldn't shake it.
I finally made some changes.
HERE ARE 5 THINGS I DO EVERY MORNING:
Connect to a force greater than your own. Whether you call this God, Source Energy or the Universe —spend time communicating with it daily. Express appreciation for your life and ask for strength and energy.
Take some time in the morning to think about what you’re grateful for. Write it down if you have the time. Remind yourself of the blessings that exist in your life right now. What have you already accomplished? What do you already do well?
When you get to a place of calm you can tune into your feelings easier. Meditation helped to relieve my anxiety by allowing me to focus my mind on what I needed to think about, rather than what was most stressful.
If you are new to meditation, I recommend the Calm app to get you started. You’ll be surprised how a few minutes can bring forth a world of change!
A great way to find inspiration is to visualize the dreams and goals you are working toward. We are faced with so many challenges throughout the day. Reminding ourselves why we are working so hard can give us that push to get through.
Go ahead and take a second while you're in the shower or waiting for the toast to pop. Close your eyes, imagine the things you want and remind yourself that this is the reason you're up in the first place.
Build your self-confidence by repeating your goals aloud and affirming your ability to get them done. I use Napoleon Hill’s Self-Confidence Formula from the book “Think and Grow Rich.” Cheer yourself on every morning, it will do wonders for your certitude throughout the day.
The only person who really has to believe in you - is you!
Our phones can be a black hole of information. We turn them on and get sucked in immediately. Diving into the digital world as soon as your wake up can overwhelm your freshly awakened senses.
Skip the phone for a bit so that you can control your focus early in the morning while you're most receptive. Once you’ve got yourself aligned for the day - those hundreds of emails won’t feel as staggering.