One of the best lifestyle practices you can get into is to start the day with some positive affirmations, scripture, or uplifting quotes that will frame your mindset for the day ahead. Morning is the most powerful time to do this. This helps you to be prepared for day that is ahead of you. When you start the day with a positive mindset good things will come your way or at least that is what you can expect. This is your “mental nutrition” for the day. We pay attention to our physical nutrition (or we should) and our mental nutrition is what determines the direction of your day.
What if you asked yourself these three questions every morning as soon as you wake up?
1. Who can I help today? There’s a famous Plato quote — “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” It’s easy to wake up and have your very first thoughts be, “I didn’t get enough sleep” or “I’m so busy … how will I get it all done?”
Let’s face it that is what most of us might focus on while waking up even though it’s not the most inspiring thought to have. If you think about it we all have something to offer to others. It might be a smile, a kind word, or a helping hand. Everyone has a gift to share.
2. What can I do better today? Can you be better today than you were yesterday? What positive actions you can take today to be just a little bit better than the day before?
Did you slack off and skip the gym when you know you really needed to go? How can you take a positive step to ensure that the gym happens today? Lose your temper with someone at work and you wish you would’ve handled better? Brainstorm how you can approach that person today with a better understanding, and if necessary, an apology for your bad behavior.
It’s not about being perfect or fake — it’s about trying to make each day’s efforts a little better than yesterday’s errors. You lean into each day with more wisdom and a greater commitment to improve and excel at your own life. Can you be the best YOU? There is no power in comparing yourself to others.
3. How can I create value today? Creating value through your work. It’s important to think up the ways your daily work is providing value for everyone. What you do should make a lot of people better off. There is a saying that you can use to focus on with relationships in your personal life or professional life: Leave people in a better place than where you found them.
People won’t always remember what you said but they will remember how you made them feel.
Here’s to your health~ Rhonda Hubbard