Are you sleep deprived? Or do you muster the will to sit up in bed, put your feet on the floor and stand up? Do you race for the coffee or tea? Or do you take your meds with water first? What is your morning ritual? I’d really like to know to know the answer if you are willing to share with me.
Our brains and bodies have been asleep for hours, and shifting from sleep to wake isn’t easy. A busy day lies ahead for you and you struggle to get a grip on your immediately racing thoughts upon awakening. Whew!
Try this on for size; go to bed say 9:30 am and wake up at 5:30 try that for a week (7 days) and see if your attitude changes. Keeping a routine morning mindfulness practice can help knock the sleep from the brain and bring stability and focus to your morning. You never know you might be pleasantly surprised at the change you’ll find.
Now for the next 7 days/nights do the following:
Bed at 9:30 up by 5:30
The alarm goes off? Maybe your body clock awakens you.
Open your shades let the light in, cloudy or sunny either one will kick start your body’s sleep-wake pattern, and it will end the sleep-inducing hormone, Melatonin.
After you open your shades sit back down in a comfortable spot (bed is fine), observe your breath feel it moving in and out of your body, allow your mind to travel with your breath.
Then observe the weather outside through your window. Take just a moment notice if it is sunny, dark, or rainy. What do the clouds look like? How do you feel about what you are observing… nonjudgmentally. Stand up and begin your day!
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KimberleyG Baerman CFT,CSFN,CMY 937-238-4507 cell 937-748-9905 office email@example.com