For many years now we have heard about the importance of a filling, nutritional breakfast (I still manage to be horrified when some Spaniards here tell me they only have a cup of coffee for breakfast).
However, as the pace of life and demands on us continue to increase, we need more than just a boost via our alimentation. In previous posts I’ve often made reference to the importance of the balance between mind, body and spirit for a happy and satisfying life. And this is particularly important at certain moments, one of those moments being the start of the day.
How do you start your day?
Do you rush out of the door gulping down a cup of coffee for breakfast? Or do you get up with enough time to do something that nourishes you and sets a positive, strong, purposeful tone for the rest of the day.
It is well known that successful people have morning routines that energise them and that make them feel in control. The effects of an enjoyable and beneficial activity of just 10 or 15 minutes really do last into your day and increase the probability that what comes at you will also be enjoyable (see Law of Attraction posts).
Your chosen activity could be physical exercise, reading, meditating, visualizing, journaling or simply reflecting on things you feel grateful for (and even in the most adverse circumstances we can always find something to be grateful for, however small).
In my own case, I meditate, have a nourishing breakfast and read a business book to further my knowledge. Around 1.5 – 2 hours go by before I turn on my computer.
But even before that, I do something which I recommend to absolutely everyone. In the shower I affirm that my day is going to go really well and great things are going to happen! Affirmations and positive thinking are essential tools for facing the day with confidence and serenity.
Start your day by taking control of your morning and you’ll be surprised at how easily you can remain in control of your day.