Most people suffer from Mondayitis after a relaxing weekend. A simple way to boost your state of mind is to focus on your thoughts. I loved this feature in Body + Soul this Sunday on 5 ways to feel fabulous before 9am.
5 ways to kickstart your morning......
1. Make your first thought a good one.
Awareness is critical for change. The minute you become aware you're thinking unsupportive thoughts, you have the opportunity to change. Thank your bed for a good night's sleep when you wake up.
2. Create positive morning rituals.
The energy we put out into the world absolutely affects our state of mind and quality of life.By ruminating about problems as you get ready for your day, you are only giving them more power. Take note of your inner commentary amid the morning rituals. Be thankful that you have clean hot water for your morning shower and appreciate that you are able to create a healthy breakfast.
3. Make friends with the mirror.
Use your mirror experiences as an invitation to become your best friend. Write a list of affirming phrases that could work for you such as "I love you" or "You're looking great." Take every chance to look into a mirror and say something loving to yourself. It may feel awkward at first. It gets easier and more sincere over time.
4. Send out a smile.
Get in the habit of acknowledging everyone and everything with a smile. Your experience of being at work will change for the better. Smile at your co-workers, your boss, your desk and your computer. Keep smiling. When your thinking gets upgraded, you send a different vibration out into the world and your world reflects better outcomes and better interactions back at you.
5. Embrace affirmations.
Write them on sticky notes and post them on your computer screen, fridge, bedhead, mirrors and toilet door. Write down the positive messages you would like to see through your day. These could be: "Only good lies before me", "I am healthy and happy" and "My mind is calm." It is important to know that it is affirmations plus action that creates real change in our lives. Use affirmations by letting them generate the right energy around you, then take the right action to make changes in your life.