Good, bad, ugly- its all is in the mind for sure. Nevertheless, no one can deny the Power of Positive Thinking or the multitude of benefits one might avail by keeping good thoughts. This power of positivity especially manifests with a healthy morning routine. The moment you start your day right, everything else automatically falls into place.
You become what you think! As an age-old adage in Hindi goes, ‘मन के हारे हार है, मन के जीते जीत’
Starting Your Day Right with Positive Thinking and Good Thoughts
The way we begin our day often has an impact on the way it progresses further. This makes it essential to start the day with positive thoughts.
In this era of technology, the first thing we land up doing the moment we open our eyes is to check our mobiles! Well, well, well guys, this is the least of things that need to be done in the morning! A Great Morning starts with No Technology.
Here is a step-by-step guide for Starting Your Day Right for a Productive Morning Routine-
Open your eyes gently and SMILE
Well we all do open our eyes, don’t we? What we need to insist upon is, steer clear of any rush. First thing you do in the morning is to Smile- smiling is so very critical to staying happy. When you smile, you automatically start getting positive vibes. Stay Calm.
Roll on to your right, and sit up erect
Don’t hunch and sit straight on the bed. It takes the pressure off your heart and back and is a really easy morning ritual.
Rub your palms together for a few seconds and put them on your eyes that need to be closed. Absorb the heat and let it have a calming effect. Palming has a multitude of positive effects and should ideally be done a couple of times a day. It helps you relax, rejuvenate and calm down.
Make an affirmation
Affirmations are the statements that we make to impact our conscious and subconscious minds. As we keep reinforcing these positive thoughts, we start to change ourselves from deep within and for the good. We can then see an impact they lead to upon our thoughts, behaviour, and also the environment. These are essentially positive thoughts and commands that we bestow over ourselves. While the morning is the ideal time if you intend to affirm just once, for the best impact, do repeat them a couple of times a day.
Examples of Morning Affirmations
I’m getting happier every day.
I’m feeling more energetic than ever.
Plenty of money is making its way into my life.
I have my dream job and I’m loving it.
Being grateful actually acts as a boon to our own well being. Against all troubles we might be facing, there are many more things to be happy and grateful about.
You are alive. You have a roof over your head. You have good food to eat. You have your family and friends. You have savings. You are loved. You have dreams. You have your own mind. And the list goes on.
Just think about the positive things in your life and practice gratefulness.
It’s a great idea to put them on a journal every single day for you gratefulness to travel better to your subconscious for its maximum impact.
Depending upon our mindset, meditation is what we want it to become- long, short, interesting, boring, what so ever. Look at it enthusiastically and reap its several benefits.
Start off with mediation for a short while even if it’s just for a minute and clear your thoughts. Try to steer away from negativity and imbibe positive thoughts. Gradually increase the time to 20 minutes. Mindfulness is precious. Not sure how to start off? Read here.
No Screen Time
Allow yourself at least fifteen minutes of no screen time. Sounds daunting, yea?
Do it for a week and once you see the calming impact of ‘no screen’, you will practice it forever! Trust us. It’s an extremely important element of starting your day right.
The Final Word
Morning routines cannot be bargained for anything as it’s these small things that have an undeniable impact on our entire day. Start slow and rapidly develop the right morning habits and gain pace. And yes, don’t trade off the good thoughts and habits for anything seemingly more lucrative. All that glitters isn’t gold!
Besides the morning try to steer clear of any negativity that might try to get into your aura- be it people or situations. Surround yourself with a support group that you get the positive vibrations from. Life is about you after all and not about making others happy!
Positivity is the key to a happy and successful life. Thinking right and right-thinking both are equally important. Inculcate positive thinking and good thoughts and you will see a whole lot of ‘right’ things automatically happening in your life.
Unleash positivity, make today great, and stay blessed!