Can you make Morning Wishes a part of your day?
I recently came up with a simple list of Morning Wishes that I could make when I am feeling particularly in need of feeling at peace with my day.
Recently, I woke up completely discombobulated. I could tell I was not myself at all right from the moment my feet hit the floor. I had been awakened many times during the night with my mind out of sorts. Random thoughts were coming. Bad dreams or at least the feeling of the leftovers of a bad dream. Too hot in the night…and then, of course, too cold. Dog sounds waking me. A car racing in the night down the street.
When I awoke, I felt disgruntled and not well-rested. I was grumpy.
It’s not as though I haven’t felt grumpy before in my life. Very rare, though, for me though, is to feel this out of sorts upon waking.
I tried to lie back down and say my affirmations. I was half-hearted…I admit.
I thought a glass of water would help. I sat quietly on my own. I slowly drank down the water and felt a little better…but I was agitated.
I spoke particularly carefully. I was cheery…if you can’t be happy then fake it until you feel happy.
Out to the garden for some therapy. Coffee in hand, I headed out to my urban sanctuary. My little piece of verdant heaven. I sat, listening for bird song. I breathed. I sat.
I asked myself to choose an activity that would help to bring me back to peace.
For some crazy reason, everything I chose was making me more irritated. I tried blogging and ran into nothing but technical difficulties (4 hour delays to fix the problem kind of difficulties). A craft activity that I was trying to finish went out the door so I headed to the craft store to work it out. Got home with renewed excitement and dashed again. On and on, all day long, I seemed to be blundering along at everything I tried.
Ugh! What a day!
I decided, for the next day to have a hope at getting off on the right track, I would write myself a list of 5 Morning Wishes to get my mind set on a better path.
I hope they can help you too…if you are ever having the kind of day when you just wake up grumpy.
Love Ingrid x
The end of my day was much better….maybe just writing the list made all the difference.