Begin Your Day Right

English: The face of a black windup alarm clock

With crazy schedules to juggle meeting the needs of family and work life leaves very little time for you. I would like to share with you how just 5 minutes in the morning can put you in the right frame of mind to begin your day.  Following is a technique from Five Good Minutes in the Morning by Jeffrey Brantley, MD and Wendy Millstine.

Laugh it off!

Your alarm clock goes off and you are lying there wishing you didn’t need to get up.  Instead of beginning your day in this negative mind frame, try this:

  1. Lying on your back, eyes closed, think back on a ridiculous thing you or someone you know did that now makes an outrageously hilarious story.
  2. Remember a time you laughed really hard.  Who were you with?  What happened to make you laugh?

See if you can coax a chuckle out of your calamities.  Learn to laugh at yourself more often. Lighten up so laughter can spill forth from your everyday routine.

Share with other readers by commenting if you tried this and how it made you feel.

Enjoy your day!

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