Wake up with a breath of gratitude. Whether you are a parent, a student, working, or some combination, chances are you wake up stressed. You are not alone. And the good news is there is a little trick that turns stress mountains into molehills.
1. The moment you wake up, close your eyes or keep them closed.
2. Take a deep breath in.
3. As you breathe out, slowly whisper, “thank you.”
4. Repeat 10 times.
5. Each time you breathe out, “thank you,” let yourself soften a little.
6. Open your eyes and enjoy your day
The next time you wake up in a panic, remember to close your eyes and pause for a beautiful, grateful moment. If you have to fake it at first, just fake it. Going through the motions has positive results because it is helping you form healthy habits. One of these days you will soften enough to let the gratitude permeate you. It’s not a race, and your patience with yourself will go far.
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