Wake Up in a Great Mood!

Another Day, Another Adventure!

It’s about awareness and making a pledge to ourselves that we won’t let our feet touch the floor in the morning until there’s a twinkle in our eyes and we see blue skies even if the blinds are drawn and there’s rain pouring down outside.

  • Make yourself comfortable.
  • Begin by enjoying your snack.
  • Take 10 slow, relaxing breaths.
  • Think for a moment about your pleasant surroundings.
  • Begin writing in stream of consciousness about all that makes you happy.
  • Include the best, happiest and most joyful moments of your life.
  • Stop when you’ve written all that come to mind.
  • Prioritize your list and come up with a “Top 3, 5 or 10” that make you smile.
  • Get up and place the pad, pen and list on your nightstand.
  • Take the pledge: “I Promise Myself To Wake Up In A Good Mood Tomorrow.”
  • Don’t use your laptop or other digital devices at least one hour before retiring. Absolutely no checking e-mail!
  • If you must keep your phone turned on, use it only for emergencies.
    Kids can be conditioned to communicate no later than a specified hour.
    Receiving a text they arrived home safely is fine! Less stress = better rest:)
  • Fifteen minutes before bed use your most effective relaxation techniques. These might include meditation or stretching. Whatever works best for you. If you find unwinding difficult don’t get frustrated. It takes practice!
  • Set your alarm to awaken 1/2 hour earlier than usual. Once you get into the routine the extra time won’t be necessary.

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