This is one of those mornings I'm having a hard time beginning. It's been a busy weekend, I'm still tired, my neck is sore from the way I slept, the day and the week ahead is chock full ... but wait ... remember that simple exercise that makes all the difference.
Stop. Close your eyes. Breathe. And again. And once more. Focus on the Gratitude Exercise. Five things before my feet hit the floor. Written in my bedside journal.
Today I am grateful for my comfortable bed, the sound of the furnace as it warms up the bathroom, the smell of fresh brewed coffee, the cat purring alongside me and a most glorious sunrise through my frosty window panes.
My neck feels a bit looser, I'm breathing more freely, my energy level rises, that first sip of coffee is wonderful ... and I'm ready to start my day.
How about you?