4 ways to start your day

We go to sleep each night and wake up in the morning to a new day with new opportunities - a day filled with the power and freedom to choose. The minute we wake up, we can choose to get out of bed and make the most of our day or press the snooze button, roll over, pull the blankets over our head, and feel dread about the day ahead. This is nobody's choice but ours. Generally, the way we start our day influences how we feel for the rest of the day.


Let's look at 4 ways we can start our day off on a positive note:


1. Take a few minutes to check-in When you wake up, take this time to be thankful for all that you have in your life instead of wasting your energy on thinking about what you don't have.


2. Spend 5 to 10 minutes meditating. Simply observe your breath. Notice how your breath enters your body, notice how your breath leaves your body. This will allow you to create a sense of peace within and it will also help get you into a good head space before your feet touch the ground.


3. Before breakfast have large glass of water and lemon juice squeezed into it and you may even like to add some ginger or cayenne pepper. This will assist with digestion and is effective in body cleansing and detoxification - it will help get things moving. Follow this with a nutritious breakfast to kick-start your metabolism and fuel your body to face the day ahead.


4. Get clear about your intentions for the day. For example you can intend to have a productive day. You can intend to have a calm and peaceful day. Whatever it is just be clear about what it is you want your day to be.


Many people don't understand the power of thoughts, because they live every day on autopilot, doing most things out of habit, and therefore they create their reality unconsciously, as if they’re wearing a blindfold. But whether we’re aware of it or not, we create our reality with our thoughts and behavior - and this means we have the power to choose to be a conscious, mindful creator and change our reality to what we really want it to be. Remember, you choose your thoughts, you choose your behavior, you choose the outcome. And every choice you make determines how you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally.


Now, let me ask you this: How do you start your day?