What you do and think during the first hour after you wake up sets the tone for the entire day. Here are a few empowering thoughts to feed your mind first thing in the morning for a better, happier, and more successful day!
1. Today Is a New Day
Regardless of whether your yesterday was a good day or a bad day… heck, even if the last 3 months straight have been a wreck, today is a brand new day! Your past does not limit what is possible for you to achieve from this day forward. Take ownership of your day and make it whatever you want it to be!
2. Seek out the Good and Beautiful
When you look for the negative things, you will find them. Put the same effort into looking for the beautiful things, and you will find them too! If you’re going to put an effort into doing something, shouldn’t it be for things that lift your spirits and brighten your day?
3. I Am the Best I Can Be at Every Moment
Regardless of our flaws and idiosyncrasies, we are always the best we possibly can be at any given time. We feel, think, and behave based on our life experiences up until that moment, as well as our understanding of the information we have in order to respond during that moment.
If the moment results in something positive, celebrate and remember it so you can make it happen again! If it doesn’t turn out so great, remember that too and learn from it so you can handle it better next time!
You are the very best YOU right now and you are constantly learning and improving! How awesome is that!
4. I Have the Power to Choose Happiness
Happiness is a choice and that choice is ultimately yours. And yes, this includes seeking support from a counselor, therapist, or coach to get you through challenges! You have the right to be happy, so don’t relinquish your power to choose happiness to something outside yourself!
5. Tomorrow Hasn’t Happened
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“ ~ Corrie Ten Boom
Every second you spend today worrying about what may or may not happen tomorrow, you lose out forever. While being proactive and actually doing something to help make a better tomorrow is always a good thing, simply stressing out and worrying about it won’t change anything — and you miss out on the opportunity to make today great (which in turn could very possibly have influenced tomorrow in a very positive way!).
6. The Past Doesn’t Define Me
The past is done and it can’t be changed. But it doesn’t have to follow you to the present unless you choose to hold on to it. Whatever may have happened in the past does not limit what is possible for you to achieve from this moment on. Practice your freedom and power to proactively live in a better now that you so deserve!
7. Other People Don’t Define Me
You are your very own person. Your family, friends, job, or hobbies do not define you. Take ownership of who you are. You are the author of your life, so don’t depend on others to create the leading character in your story. (Pssst… the leading character is YOU!)
8. I Don’t Have to Know Everything
Nobody can be the best at everything, but we’re all outstanding in some things. When you have questions or need help, don’t be embarrassed and just ask! Learn from other people’s strengths and gifts, and perhaps someday, you’ll have the opportunity to pay it forward to someone who may need your help in the future. We’re all in this together, and by learning from one another, we become wiser and stronger!
9. Mistakes and Failures are My Best Teachers
Failure is an essential part of growth. It’s an opportunity to learn and become even better and stronger! If you get knocked down, it’s not the end… because as long as you get back up and use your new knowledge and strength to improve, you haven’t really failed.
10. Feeling Sad or Hurt Doesn’t Mean I’ll Never Heal
Feeling sad, hurt, angry, frustrated, and disappointed is part of being human. It’s okay not to feel okay all the time. It doesn’t mean you’re broken beyond repair… it means you need to heal, so be gentle with yourself.
11. Life Goes On
Regardless of what’s going on in your life, time does not stop. This is why it’s important to be truly present and enjoy the great things in your life while you have them and fight through the bad moments because it won’t last forever. And remember there’s no shame in reaching out for support and guidance if you need help navigating through a challenge.
Let’s keep in touch 🙋🏻♀️ and I’ll send you my free boundary strengthening worksheet to help create a safe & comfortable space to show up as your best!