How To Get Most Out Of Mornings
There is a very famous saying by the thought leader Marcus Aurelius that “get up in the morning and consider how lucky you are to be alive and capable of breathing, thinking and conversing with people whom you love”. This quote has been posted and tweeted and texted by the entire generation of mankind but very few people have actually bothered to catch its essence. Let us see how to get most out of mornings.
At 7.00 A.M in the morning most people wake up dreading the day ahead of them and desperately looking forward to hitting the snooze button in their alarm clocks. Sadly most of us resort to avoidance techniques and refuse to look at the brighter side of things when it comes to our lives. Most of us also fail to realize the potency of our thoughts and we do not realize that shifting our mind to a more cheerful aspect will let us enjoy our life better.
If you find yourself relating to the above mentioned topic then don’t despair as there is still hope. Here are 4 strains of thought you should examine in order to bring about a positive change in your life.
Fix your goals in your mind
If you really want to get the most out of your life then remember that your mind is the sharpest tool you will have to carve your achievements. And believe it or not the mind is at its sharpest in the morning. Goal setting in the morning will help you in many ways as you will have a definite idea of all the things you want to achieve out of your day. If there is nothing specific that you are set out to achieve today then at least formalize your t to-do list and organize yourself to face all that is in front of you.
Gratefulness can do for your health what no amount of medicine or supplements can. Being grateful about certain things that are present in your life like family, love, professional achievements or simply youth and health will allow you to consider what is good in your life. Most of us are more interested in what is wrong in our lives and we rarely remember to count our blessings. Gratitude has the power of signaling the release of many positive hormones in the brain and contributes to the elusive creature called happiness. When the toughness of life wears you down, gratitude can act as a soothing balm.
Think about love
Love as Aurelius says is the most powerful emotion in the world. It has an instant power to transform words and attitude and thinking about your loved one like your romantic partner or your dad or a beloved friend instantly brings a glow to your face and soothes out the worry lines in your forehead. Medical research indicates that mulling over happy relationships keeps the brain and the heart healthy. So from now on, schedule ten minutes in the morning when you can relive happy memories with your loved ones.
Embrace the power of silence
The morning hours will probably be the quietest of times in your day. If you have not embraced silence till now then try doing that next morning when you wake up. Sitting up in bed when there is perfect silence in peace in the morning can allow you to be more aware about yourself. Shut off all worries from your mind and just feel peace flow all throughout your body. This is an exercise which is sure to reap you rich rewards in future.