Happy Thoughts – The First Hour of the Day

I read something very interesting today. The the article said that the way you/we spend the first hour of your day is very important.

It sets the tone for the rest of your day.

How do you spend the first hour of your day? Do you roll out of bed, turn on the news and say to yourself how disgusting everything is
how sad that makes you feel. Do you think about how you do not want to go to your place of employment if you have to go out to work that day.

It might be a good idea to make some changes in our morning routine to get the best out of our day and the best out of that first golden hour.

One good thing that could be done when we get up is to do a little all spiritual reading.
It doesn’t have to be a lot of reading, just reading a few paragraphs or pages of some book or some article that inspires you is enough!

Maybe even before that, the first thing that we could do when we wake up is to have a glass of water. We’ve gone about eight hours without drinking anything. So let’s hydrate straight away.

Maybe we could even try a small bit of exercise after we get out of the bed, before we eat breakfast and begin the morning routine. It doesn’t have to be a big aerobic, high intensity training workout. It could be just doing stretching our arm muscles, our necks… or even really simple things like stretching, touching your toes, and moving your arms around. Any kind of movement is good really… just to get the blood going.

By now it’s probably time for you to eat your breakfast – if you eat breakfast – put on your clothes and get out the door.

But if you can spare a little more time on something that is your true passion. Even if it’s only five minutes, your hobby… If you are working add a 9 to 5 job but you have a dream of having your own business… then spend a few minutes, 10 minutes or more on that business. This includes something even as simple as making a few notes of things to do when you have more time in the evening or on the weekend. It’s just about keeping the dream energy alive and your motivation strong.

That first hour of the day can be a golden for us… a special time for us… a sacred time for us. It can be the time for us to do something that gives us joy and energises us before we get in to the hustle and bustle and busyness of the day.

I like to start my day with a bit of sacred Reading, then maybe pull an Oracle card and if I have time do yoga exercise. It’s not a strenuous asanas, but it does get my blood flowing & stretches my muscles so I can be flexible. Then I’m off to start my day. I might also make a few notes on things that I want to do during the day, or just things that I want to do in the near future; but I want to write it down so that I have it in writing and I can put it into my schedule.

How about you how do you start your day? What do you do in that first hour with inspiration and purpose to move you toward your goals?

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About stefsvoice

Hi! I'm an American voice actress based in England. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of positive thinking, meditation and positive affirmations. I'm also a meditation/affirmations teacher on Insight Timer. That is why I started "Happy Thoughts", the Positive Affirmations and Audio stories podcast/blog. It's a quick burst of positive energy to help keep us on the right track. I've also have recorded affirmations, meditations andstories on Bandcamp - https://stefanialintonbon.bandcamp.com - for on-the go/anytime encouragement.
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2 Responses to Happy Thoughts – The First Hour of the Day

  1. kuuzira says:

    I love this 🙂 It’s so true – those first thoughts, positive or negative, can really impact your mood. I myself am guilty of grabbing my phone straight away but then like to grab my laptop and work on my blog. I have found if I can get myself to do some yoga i feel amazing, but strangely I struggle to make myself do it every day!
    Vicki x

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