When You Wake Up in the Morning
Your thoughts are not always uplifting. Too many negative thoughts trot in and take over. Your thoughts are powerful, and so are your feelings. Your thoughts and feelings bounce off each other. Mostly, you don’t have one without the other.
Which comes first is beyond your comprehension. Your thoughts and feelings may seem to be beyond you, well beyond your will. Of course, you would rather be elated with Life than disenchanted.
If you wake up in the morning, and you don’t want to leap out of bed, you may feel that you are obliged to drag yourself out of bed, perhaps with the thought: “Another day, another dollar.”
You get up dragging a sense of duty. How dull. You may have forgotten all about the possibility of leaping out of bed with joy, enthusiasm, and desire. Instead, you make yourself get up, for what other choice do you have?
You are well aware that you would love to leap out of bed as you once did. Leaping out of bed was once a way of life for you. What happened? It almost seems that you filed off joy as you might your fingernails.
Discouraging words and thoughts happened to you. Your thoughts and your feelings work as a team. Both activate you. They rise up together, or they plop down together.
Dear Ones, you can reverse the trend of your feelings and thoughts. This you can do. This is for you to do.
If you wake up without appetite for life, at least wake up with appetite for breakfast. This can be a good start. Try eating less at night, and then see what happens. What would you like to eat? Perhaps someone prepares food for you. What a lovely thing.
When you are your own cook or grabber, then the night before, decide what you will make yourself for breakfast the next morning. Something you like. Allow time for this ahead of time. Greater than breakfast itself, you are setting the tone for a day to look forward to. You can be a trendsetter and your own motivator.
No one knows the exact content of tomorrow, yet you can prepare your thoughts nevertheless. What would you like to eat tomorrow? What would you like to have happen tomorrow? What would you look forward to if you could? Try writing down the night before what you would love to have happen when you wake up the next morning. Let’s see if this does prompt you to have more zip for waking up in the morning.
Look forward ahead of time, for instance, to what could make you happy in the morning. Add your ideas to what could make you rise and shine with a smile. There is no law against writing down as many possibilities you think of the night before you hop into bed.
Find joy in going to bed as well. Both joy in going to bed and in rising are for you. A parallel exists.
Going to bed and getting out of bed are both meant to give you joy. Neither in or out of bed is meant to be a restriction.
Try this for a week, and I guarantee that your energy will rise a notch or two.
When you wake up, be glad. Even if you didn’t sleep well the night before, you don’t have to be tired. Sometimes sleep can be made too much of.
However, neither sleep nor sleeplessness is meant to hassle you. The truth is you really and truly don’t want to stay in bed all day. May you never have to.
And if you are really stuck in mire when you wake up, then think of what you could perhaps do to make someone else glad to leap out of bed in the morning.