A few days ago, somebody asked me if I was a glass half full or a glass half empty type of a person. We were having a discussion about how the mindset affects someone’s state of being. The question threw me off for a few seconds before I admitted the truth.
I am a glass half full or a glass half empty type of a person depending on the day. A couple or so hours later while playing back the conversation in my head, a few things occurred to me.
· The first moments after waking up are crucial and set the tone for the day.
What is your morning routine? How does it serve you? There are those who take a few moments to say a prayer, take a walk, meditate, practice gratitude or simply sit still and plan the day. Then there are those who groan and roll out of bed without enthusiasm and simply go about the day, looking forward to the time they will clock out of work, only to repeat the process the following day.
· The food we put in our body affects our mood
Did you know that what you eat can affect your mental well-being? Foods that contain too much sugar, oil or dairy have a way of unbalancing us, making us susceptible to mood swings. I must confess I love all of these things (sugar, oil and dairy) combined but there two things I learned during my weight loss journey; have everything in moderation, and the body loves routine.
· Allowing people to dictate our day sets us off balance.
A few years ago, I had a female boss whose management style literally left a bitter taste in my mouth. She had no qualms insulting you in front of the entire editorial department. Regardless of your status, whether a manager or a mere mortal. I had nightmares. I could not sleep and going to work felt like I was facing the guillotine. I wish I knew then, what I know now. I realize now that I gave her too much power over every aspect of my life. I allowed her to follow me into my house and my dreams! She pretty much dictated every part of my day! As a result, I had low work morale, lacked confidence and was jittery around my working space.
Allowing negativity to rule our minds sets us up for failure and disappointment. I have had days where everything has gone wrong because the energy I put out does not attract wholesome things. No matter what you are going through whether financially, emotionally, or physically, see the glass half full. Call positive thoughts into your mind and see your life transform. The mind is a powerful tool, and so is the tongue. Speak great things out loud, believe them, visualize them and see them come to pass. It takes tons of practice!
You deserve a life filled with joy and endless possibilities. Apply the methodology we use here at IncubatorU. Identify the things you want to make happen in your life. Imagine how your life would be if you accomplished those things. Initiate the plan and process in to turning those things into a reality, then implement that strategy. You can reach out to IncubatorU’s founder Michael via email; firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s up to you to take that first step!