Its morning and you just woke up. What’s the first thing you do? How do you feel? I used to get up and not care how I felt or what I did first. These things matter. Check in on yourself and do something for yourself before you start your day. I always hated mornings until recently when I started checking in on myself, starting my day with a mindfulness exercise. A good day is easier achieved when we properly care for ourselves as our bodies wake from hopefully a good night’s rest. Do you know what happens to our bodies as we wake up and stand for the first time? As we first wake, our heart rate and breathing increases after slowing down as we rest. First time we stand our blood pressure rises. Our brainwaves are also changing after dreaming over night. Here’s how I wake up:
First I slowly sit up then no matter what mood I am in, I make myself smile and spend 5-10 minutes meditating. Once done I feel good, have allowed my body to adjust to being awake and I have set myself up to have a positive and good day.
Keep it simple and smile on!