“S is for Silence”
Raise your hand if the first thing you do in the morning when you get up is get moving. Yeah, me too, gotta wake myself up, right? Or how about those that wake up and think of the million bajillion things that need to get done, and that only makes our mood more terrible? Yep, been there done that too. “Silence is one of the best ways to immediately reduce stress, while increasing your self-awareness and gaining the clarity that will allow you to maintain your focus on your goals, priorities, and what’s most important for you life, each and every day.”
But wait, how in the heck do I sit in silence while I have all these thoughts that are bouncing around? How long do I sit in silence? I CAN’T DO THIS!!! Patience, that is how. I have thought about meditating and making it a habit (several times in my life) but never actually grasped on to it because my mind was so filled with thoughts that I was discouraged after one sitting, and didn’t try again. The author of this book lists several ways to sit in silence; you can choose one way to start and then do them all if you’d like, but the key is to focus on your intentions for the day. Meditation
Comment below with a few words that you would use to describe your particular morning, and if you think you would benefit from starting your morning with silence. I know I want to try this moving forward, who would like to help hold me accountable?!