Wake up

  
Wake up with anticipation and believe something great will happen. Wake up with love and believe in yourself. Wake up with determination and give the day your best. Wake up with gratitude and be thankful for the beauty your life holds. Wake up with great intentions and share your light with others. Every day is a gift. Let’s make it count from the very beginning.

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Three Choices We Have Each Morning

Morning Choice quote

Every day holds the potential to be better than the last, but it all comes down to us. Here are three choices we make each morning that are central to making every day the best it can be:

  1. Every morning, we have two choices: to continue to sleep with our dreams or wake up and chase them (unknown) – it can be easy to leave our dreams and goals to sit in the dust untouched when we are so consumed by our daily life. But no matter how busy we are, we can set aside an hour or two to do something that really satisfies our passions.
  2. Every morning when we wake up, we are confronted with a choice: another day just like the last or a clean slate to start all over (Mark Sanborn) – sometimes we get stuck in ruts and trapped in spirals. But we can paint every day in any way we want, whether it is to do something we are afraid of or something we haven’t had time for, or whether it is to view something with a different perspective or to start something new. Seize the day!
  3. Every morning, we can choose whether we greet the day with positivity or negativity – our lives will never be perfect or seamless, but our lives can be amazing overall, and that can simply come from our mindset each day; we can wake up with dread, discontent and dullness, or we can wake up with gratitude, enthusiasm and confidence. It may seem pointless or ridiculous, but it will make all the difference to how we reflect on our days as they pass by and in hindsight.

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How to start the day off right

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The night before…

  • Create a plan – make a realistic plan for tomorrow, so that when you wake up, you know exactly what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. By doing this, you will avoid being stressed and the hassle of being late.
  • Get organised – if you’re going to be leaving the house the next day, pack your bag and figure out what you’re going to wear. This will also maximise your morning because you won’t be wasting time thinking about this in the morning.
  • Set an alarm – make sure this is realistic and leaves you enough time to get your morning routine done in an orderly and not rushed way. Here’s a tip: when possible, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, as your body will learn when it is meant to rest.
  • Sleep enough – get a good night’s sleep (between 7 and 9 hours) so that you can start the day feeling energised. Don’t expect to fall asleep straight away; there’s nothing worse that not being able to sleep because you keeping thinking you should be asleep.

It’s a new day…

  • Wake up with a positive attitude – if you need some encouragement, find a quote and stick it on your mirror, or tell yourself three positive points about yourself or what you want to achieve that day. Do not entertain any negative feelings from yesterday, today is a new day and a clean slate!
  • Get yourself energised – take a shower, or if you’d like, do a bit of exercise – not only does it make you feel accomplished so early in the morning, but those endorphins that make you happy really do exist!
  • Breakfast – make sure it’s healthy and substantial; ultimately, find something that you’ll look forward to eating; I’ve personally been loving cereal topped with berries. As well as that, give yourself enough time to eat, digest, and enjoy it.
  • Before you step out the door – make a conscious decision to think positively about everything you have to do that day, because everything is in your hands, and you decide what will be good and what will be bad!