When you wake up in the morning do you notice that your mind takes off and begins a journey of thoughts that either leads to feeling excited about a new day or moves you to that dismal dread of what lies ahead? It is at the exact moment you wake up and become alert of your surroundings that you either consciously or unconsciously determine what kind of day it is going to be. Whether the sun is shining or dark gray clouds are pouring down rain, the first few minutes of your morning can set the stage for success or failure in experiencing a day capable of leaving you feeling contented and peaceful, with a sense of well-being. It definitely takes a conscious effort to redirect your thoughts and self-talk to a more positive and optimistic state. Habit dictates what you think about in the early morning hours, therefore retraining yourself is necessary in order to achieve a frame of mind and attitude that will make each day a positive one.
Regardless of what has happened in your past, or what you are currently experiencing in your life, you can greet each new day with a hope and faith of better things to come. A life empty of hope is nothing but a torturous sentence of despair and darkness. Tomorrow morning when you wake up, be mindful of the thoughts and self-talk passing through your mind. Optimism and hope releases fears, disappointments, loneliness, and anxieties allowing each breath you take to strengthen and fortify your spirit. A healthy optimism also sets the foundation for cultivating and nurturing a heartfelt hope that will move you through life’s many challenges and provides you with that much-needed sigh of relief as you begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt