Anybody who knows me knows I’m super active, busy and ambitious but I wanted to share with you a little habit I’ve been doing that might surprise you. I do it every morning and it takes only 5 minutes but is super POWERFUL and sets the tone for my entire day:
No matter how BUSY I am, each morning at the very start of my day after I make my bed and let my puppy, Charlotte out, I sit down and try to just be still for 5 minutes.
This is where I am consciously not “doing” anything: I don’t read, go thru paperwork, write my to-do list, look at my very full calendar or even think about the day ahead. Instead I just try to SIT and just “be”, to allow my mind to just be open, clear and receptive.
You see I’ve learned that we can not hear our intuition and higher selves (or God) if we’re so busy running around all the time and engaging our mind with all the “noise” and external distractions. It’s no wonder we all feel so stressed and overwhelmed these days.
If you feel like from the moment you wake up until your head finally hits the pillow you find yourself reacting to people and situations around you or you’re constantly putting out fires and racing against the clock then this is for YOU!
I don’t know about you, but I feel this is no way to live. I find I’m the most unhappy when I feel like I’m constantly “reacting” to events in my life instead of “responding” from a calm, clear and confident core and my little 5-minute centering habit helps me do that – even if it’s just for a little while!! 🙂
After that I take another 1-2 minutes and go into my heart and write down 3 things I am grateful for.
This instantly connects me to the good in my world now – despite whatever challenges I’m dealing with at the time or what I feel might be missing. It lines my energy up in the right direction and like you always hear me say: “Everything is ENERGY!”
I will admit, on days that things are going well, it’s easy to do but on the days I’m in a bad mood it can be really difficult yet THOSE are the very days I need this Fit Tip the most because that’s when I need to turn my energy around to the positive!
So I’ll tell you my secret for the days when I’m feeling down and just plain “not grateful”:
On the tough days I just reduce it to basics like:
- I’m grateful for clean air to breath
- A warm place to sleep
- Food in my belly.
So simple but wow, what a game-changer.
Bottom Line: We get what we focus on whether we like it or not so focus on stuff you want MORE of!
So I encourage YOU to try this for yourself. Time it. Take 5 MINUTES: get still and quiet and just stay open and then consciously feel gratitude and appreciation in your heart. I guarantee it’s the fastest (and cheapest!) way to feel good and start creating more of what you want in life!
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I hope this inspires you – let me know!