When you wake up in the morning, what are the first thoughts that go through your mind? Are you being thankful for the day or are you starting to think about all the things that need to be accomplished? The habits that we create are going to create a path of success or lead to a life of status quo.
The need for new habits
When we wake up in the morning and we allow our mind to be filled with the worries of the day, the week, or even the month, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Worrying is a habit that we have allowed ourselves to create over time. Worrying is stealing our time and future. The very first thing we should do when we wake up in the morning is think of 3 things that we are grateful for in our life. This will get our mindset on the positives in life instead of the negatives.
Create new habits
Instead of worrying, we should be spending this time learning or creating. Don’t sit and worry about things that you cannot control, this is a waste of our valuable time. Let’s make new habits. The next time thoughts start to creep into your mind that are going to try and steal your time, kick them out by listening to a podcast that is creative and positive.
If you are not a podcast listener, then pick up a good book, or go for a walk. While you are walking pay attention to the trees and birds. Try to notice your surroundings, this is called being mindful. It’s about being in the here and now. Spend this time thinking of creative ways you could increase your learning. Take a college course, sign up for a yoga class, learn about meditation, do something that will stimulate your mind and take your mind off the worry.
Worry is a self-defeating habit. If you must worry then set a clock and allow yourself 15 minutes to worry, then stop and get on with your day. If we are to be successful and become everything God designed us to be, we are going to have to quit worrying and make other more productive items our priorities.
Instead of worrying, go out today and share how AWESOME you are with the world. Be an example to others of what a worry free (at least worry less) life looks life.