Before getting out of bed as you awake think of 5 people for whom you are grateful that they are in your life (it can be the same 5 people every day or you could add new ones).
Think of 5 situations that you are fortunate to be in right now (your job, your marriage, your avocation).
This will eventually take only a minute or two.
Replace looking at your phone and finding out what irritates you or what problems you must face before even setting your feet on the floor.
Nothing more elaborate works any better than starting the day with gratitude for those you love and appreciate and all that you are fortunate to have.
Things go wrong when we start with problems, irritations, added-stress, worries and other negatives even before we’re fully awake.
Doing this awakening routine every day and you will train your brain to give you the positive start that makes it easier to handle whatever problems you must endure later.
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