Sao woke up this morning with a heavy and dark
Her eyes were unwilling to open, her mouth and
lips were as dry as dessert sand, and her body
completely unmotivated to move at all.
Although she had an extremely busy day in front
of her, her mind was dull and flat, and she knew
her whole body was absolutely unfit to be seen
She was feeling very irritable, resentful and
generally in a bad mood.
“ I must try to feel more positive and get my
I’ve so many jobs to do today, and I don’t
feel alive in any way to pursue them“.
She thought, while putting a huge amount of
effort to try and get out of her bed ……
Out – And – Out
Your thoughts create your emotions.
So, the way you think and feel will shape the
course of your actions.
So if you wake up worried, concerned and
frightened about your daily obligations and
commitments, your whole day will be another
In order to be in control of your thoughts, every
morning when you wake up ask yourself a few
powerful questions like,
“What can I do today to make this new day
amazing for me?“,
“What do I have to look forward to this new day?“,
“What are the things I am grateful for in my life?“.
These questions will put your mind in to a positive
and happy mode for the rest of the day.
But you know by now that you are in full control
of your thoughts.
Consequently, you have the choice to begin
your day feeling positive and full of energy to
face your day’s challenges.
Follow the mentioned suggestions to wake up feeling
positive, and stay active, productive and happy
throughout the day, every day:
a) As soon as you wake up each morning, stay
still and relaxed, breathing naturally and trying
gently and smoothly to enter the reality of your
b) Stretch your whole body well in every direction,
and yawn widely to feel the energy flowing inside
c) Breathe deeply, smile, even laugh, and feel
Keep your mind empty at this stage, so you can
remain calm and peaceful.
d) Oppose any negative thoughts now entering
your mind, and focus only on all positive and
pleasant things about your day.
e) Try to stay only in the present moment in order
to feel serene and joyful.
Ignore completely any thoughts connected to past
or future events.
f) Prioritise your jobs and all your tasks, and
eliminate whatever is not important, essential or
g) Pursue only positive things during the day like,
going to a club/gym, talk to someone you like, a
friend or a family member, cook a healthy meal,
get absorbed in your chosen hobby, or enjoy whatever
work you do.
h) Stay away from people, places, situations, and
whatever else makes you feel stressed, anxious and
i) Listen to the music of your choice, laugh, have
fun, eat nutritious food, and enjoy all the little things
j) Deal with all your daily challenges and other
problematic situations in the best way you can,
staying calm and focused.
k) Every now and then, stop and reflect on your
emotions, feelings and concerns, and act accordingly.
“ When you arise in the morning , think of what
a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe,
to think, to enjoy, to love “.
121 – 180
Realise that you are in control of your day;
and choose to make it a wonderful and outstanding
one for yourself.
Be mindful and aware of each day;
because every passing day is a bonus to embrace,
appreciate and be thankful for.
“ Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most “.
c.563/480 – c.483/400 BCE
Have a beautiful and peaceful day!