Going from Craziness to Peaceful in the Morning

You know those days where you wake up and the world seems slightly skewed; you feel off-balance from the moment you get out of bed and everything seems to start out just wrong? Irritation prickles under your skin and maybe even some confusion- after all, you most likely were perfectly fine or close to it yesterday.  You might be asking youself, “So what is up with the day? and how can I get the real me back?”

Yes, I do occasionally have mornings like this, but I have an action plan to get back on track to feel positive, peaceful, and happy. My plan starts with a cold shower- yes, I did say…a cold shower. The shock of the cold wakes me up and helps me shake off negativity. Then, I have a cup of hot water with a lemon slice in it. I light candles (love pomegranate, lemon verbena, or anything that smells like the ocean). I write in my journal (including some affirmations like “All is well” “I am strong” ” I am loving”) and then, I  take a brisk, short  walk. All of this can be done in a span of about 20 minutes. Then I head for the nearest coffee place for a yummy latte. The point is…that I don’t allow negative energy  to continue or spiral. 

How do you shake off a bad start to the day?

Sheri Kaye Hoff MA, CGCL, Life Coach, Author, College Professor


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