Does this sound familiar? Your alarm goes off, you roll over still half asleep when suddenly you remember that email you need to send, that project you need to get started on, that business call you need to make. Before you know it, your whole to-do list has just shot into your mind and next thing you know, you’re in an instant panic thinking of the 101 million things you have to do today! This is pretty much how my weekdays have been starting out for me lately. As my business is becoming more and more successful each day, I quickly find the to-do lists piling up, and the overwhelm that sets in first thing in the morning, somewhat debilitating, and let’s not even get started on the anxious tummy turning circles that often accompany it!
Oftentimes we are in so much of a rush at the beginning of the day that we miss some important steps in making sure our day goes well. Yes, there are actually things you can do to ensure your day is set up to be more successful and more productive from the moment you wake! Here are some of my tips I’ve found over the last year or so that have really helped me get my day started off right. I also find my mood is lightened and I feel more energetic, positive, and motivated when I take the time to do these steps each morning, and on the days I miss out, boy can I tell a difference!
5 Tips for a More Successful and Product Start to the Day:
1. Start the Day with Gratitude. First thing when you wake, set aside the to-do list and instead say “Thank You” in your mind or out loud for the new day. Then, think of 3-5 things you are truly grateful. This can be anything at all from your husband and kids, to your beautiful home, your good health, food to eat, or that fabulous new pair of shoes you were able to purchase over the weekend. Whatever it is, let yourself get immersed in the feeling for a few minutes. Really think about what it is you’re grateful for and really feel it. Give yourself a few minutes to do this until your heart begins to swell with happiness and gratitude. When your heart is filled with gratitude, it shuts out any stress, fearful, or anxious feelings you may be feeling.