Friday, August 2, 2013

Waking Up to a Better You!

Every day I want to wake up with a positive outlook on life.  Who doesn't want to wake up in a great mood, and start the day off right? 

Today was different than other mornings. Today I woke up motivated, with a sense of gratefulness, and feeling like today will turn out just fine.  It doesn't matter what external things are happening in my life around me--today I will focus on the positives and leave the negative thinking behind!

The other day I came across a news segment from Your Life A to Z that featured "How to Wake Up Motivated Every Day".  Dr. Alison Arnold gave some helpful tips to get the day started off right.  She recommends starting this the night before, and writing down what you want to focus on the next morning:

1.  Write down how you want to feel in the morning (ie: joy, patience, happiness, courage, etc)

2.  Write down 3 things you would like to accomplish the next day. 

Dr. Ali recommends coming up with goals that are realistic.  If you already know you will not exercise or have no motivation to do so, then do not put that as one of your goals.  You want to focus on things you can actually accomplish. Set yourself up for success!

3.  Then the next morning, read your list and write down a few things you are grateful for.  Starting the morning off with thoughts of gratefulness gets your day started off on the right foot.

4.  Make sure to review your list throughout the day to help keep you on track.

“Nothing external is stopping you from living the life you were born to live. Liberation is an inside job. Stuck in a job, relationship, or self defeating pattern? Afraid to break out of a comfort zone? You’re lying to yourself. Step out of fear and into your greatness.” -Dr. Alison Arnold

What are your thoughts about trying this out?  Let me know how it works for you. Would love to hear comments about how you try to stay positive throughout the day, and live a better you!

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