Practical ways to find focus, calm, and joy from morning to evening. How to own your Everyday
Leaping out of bed and boldly embracing the new day may not be how we all start our morning. Yet, a positive start to the day is a good omen for how your day will unfold. If we crawl out from under the covers and drag our way around the kitchen and bathroom, reluctantly preparing to confront the coming hours ahead, how can we expect to get the most out of our day?
On the other hand, starting out in a positive frame of mind will help ensure the rest of your day will continue to be pleasant and fulfilling. How can we shift our outlook from reluctance to enthusiasm?
First and foremost, a good night’s sleep is a great foundation for a feeling of well-being to get us through the day. People can turn to tried and tested methods of ensuring a better chance of gaining a good night’s sleep.
Try practicing meditation before bedtime. It will settle you down, bring on a feeling of calmness and a sense of equilibrium. It will help you relax and empty your mind of the day’s clutter and help you let go of any traces of negativity or anxiety.
Also, first thing in the morning or at odd moments during the day, an ideal way to encourage calmness and improve focus is to relax and practice a little meditation. Another strategy to improve the enjoyment of your day is, if you can find a few minutes in your busy schedule, to pause and relax in quietness and reflection. The stillness of these precious moments will instill a greater sense of appreciation and improve your capacity to cope with the daily demands of living.
Another excellent strategy to own your day is to prepare a schedule that incorporates everything that you need to achieve that day but still allows room for some leisure time. Working your way through your planned schedule can provide a sense of accomplishment when you achieve your daily objectives and the time set aside for leisure helps make the day enjoyable. Running your day to a sensibly planned schedule can help dispel any chance of that depressing grind you feel when you procrastinate. Get stuck into the tasks on your list and at the end of the day, feel great about your accomplishments!
Many people increase the pleasure they experience during their day when they pat their pets. This is a sneaky spot of leisure time that you can easily slot into your busy timetable. Interacting with an animal companion is a scientifically proven method of encouraging feelings of relaxation, pleasure and a sense of calm.
To liven up your day with positive experiences, take the time to explore your senses. Spend time in a garden enjoying the perfumed smells, hearing birdcalls, and taking in the sensory blast of colorful foliage and flowers. Time outside can really make you feel more alive.
Be sure to actively discard, expel or avoid any aspects of negativity during your life. Always think positive and only associate with like-minded companions. To feel great during your day, practice random acts of kindness. Think of someone else and do something to brighten up their day, even if they are a complete stranger. It may be just a small gesture but it will be deeply appreciated and both of you will feel good.