HOW DO YOU WAKE UP?
How do you wake up?
The moment your eyes open, do you immediately jump to what you have to do during your day? Creating anxiety, stress or agitation?
A great morning practice to adopt is to wake up and bless yourself, or wake up in gratitude for your life and for the day.
The moment your eyes pop open, put your left hand on your heart and take a few very deep breaths. Express gratitude. Say a prayer or a mantra. I like to say, "use me, work through me, show me and guide me to where I can best serve others today," (from the Marianne Williamson prayer). Breathe and ask your spirit what it needs today. I also like to say, "I expect great things to happen today, surprise me!"
If your first thought upon waking is a debbie-downer, PICK. IT. UP! Start your day with a few deep breaths and bless yourself for this coveted incarnation.
Then, after you breathe and bless... you can go about your day!