Happy? It’s a conscious effort every single day! You wake up and get out of bed and the first thought you have can set the tone for the rest of your day! Waking up everyday is a blessing all on its own and a thought we can get into another day. 6 am and the alarm goes off what is the first thought that goes through your mind? For many it could be:
“Ohhhh, work…. I can’t stand my job!”
“Bills! Bills are due today!! How am I going to come up with the money??”
“10 more minutes!! Lunches to make…should have made them last night!”
I’m getting tired just typing that out! Did you know it takes twice as much energy to think negative thoughts than positive ones?? Becoming stressed out about everything you need to get done today imbues so much negativity into your brain and really set the theme you’re going to be experiencing all day!! It becomes a domino effect. You wake up late, you miss your train or you get stuck in traffic, you spill your coffee on yourself at work, you realize you forgot your lunch in the fridge, you have a meeting you forgot to prepare for. Let’s rewind back to last night!!
You made yourself a cup of camomile tea, you sat down with your favourite journal and pen and put your thoughts down about what your day is going to be like tomorrow. Meetings you might have, things you’d like to get done. You praise yourself for having made the kids’ lunches so it’s one less thing to worry about in the morning. I wish my every evening was like that but it’s NOT! We’re aiming for doing our best every single day not perfection. I must say however, on days that I meditate, journal, prepare the night before, going to bed and visualize what I want to manifest in my life, the next day runs smoothly, calmly and just plain HAPPY!