What is something you tell yourself that you would really like to change? I know for me, it is that I am “not a morning person”. I have always thought you were either a morning person or a night owl, and myself and my entire family all easily fit into the latter category.
When I hear the story of the person who has put a load of washing on, cooked their breakfast, exercised, meditated whatever it is before I have even woken up for the day I am impressed. I wish that could be me. Then that little voice pipes in and says “but you are not a morning person”. Ok I think that will never be me.
My days seem so full lately that I cannot possibly fit everything in and these days in particular always see me wishing I had achieved more while the house was quiet. Imagining if I only had an extra 20 minutes to squeeze out of my day.
And you know what – I do.
It’s in the morning. When I would rather be in bed.
I do always try to set my intention for the day as I first wake and spend a few moments planning out my day but this is always such a quick practice when what I would really like is a good solid 20 minutes of peacefully and calmly beginning my day.
So today I set the alarm 20 minutes earlier (it’s a start) and headed straight over to meditate and journal. If in my day I get a chance to do it again for even longer that will be a bonus to my day. But knowing I have taken that time to complete something so precious to me has really helped my morning and day to flow. I feel so much more centrered, so much calmer and ready to take on the day.
Oh and I stopped telling myself that I am not a morning person and just focused on what I wanted to achieve – time to myself before everyone else in the house is awake for the day. So I am trying my best to replace “I am not a morning person” with “I wake up in time to achieve what I need” and that makes me feel so much more in control.
I can’t promise every day this is going to work for me, but I am going to make it my intention every night that I wake a little earlier and start my day in the way that really feels right to me.
Do you tell yourself things that don’t serve you? Maybe today you can take a few moments to think about those things and rephrase your story. Or make up a whole different one that serves you better, inspires you to make changes for your greater good and helps to stop those self-defeating beliefs.
Tell me a bit about how you can change your story and have an amazing day today!
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