Do you wake up in the morning the same as when you went to bed? Many people feel what happens during their sleep time can direct the course of their day. I was one of them. I ran a week-long experiment whereby I watched a variety of themes just prior to drifting off; suspense, murder, musical, positive-affirmative, comedy and news. It paid off because each time I watched negative or frightening programs I tossed and turned, and woke up with a dreadful approach to my day. On the other hand when I viewed the more funny and uplifting programs, I found myself reciting my grateful list as I drifted off. My dreams whilst still busy, were comfortable, and as I awakened I would begin my morning by reciting my grateful list. These particular days were filled with joy and optimism.
We all have challenges to face and one way to approach them, could be to watch good things on television, listen to lovely music, or play positive affirmations before bedtime. Try this for a week and write down your results. See if this helps you have better daytime thoughts and a perky attitude.
Consciously and intentionally smile at others, for yours may be the only nice face they connect with that day. Think of your smile as a gift you can share with the world. When you smile, tune-in to that happy feeling that rushes to your solar plexus. I have been practicing smiling for no particular reason. My positive outlook has improved 100%. Now for a simple investment … that’s a pretty large return.
Sleep tight and practice your grateful list until you rock it!
Start your own Grateful List:
I AM so happy and grateful now that … (fill in the blank … fill up the page).
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