Self-Reflection Question 4

The self-reflection question today is a bit more practical:

“Am I waking up in the morning, ready to take on the day?”

What is our attitude in the morning? I have to admit that lately, my mornings have felt a bit dull. Perhaps it is the darker, cooler mornings. Perhaps I find myself a bit sadder these days as we build  up to the anniversary of my mom’s death. Perhaps it is simply the day of the week. Probably a combination of all three of these things, I have come to notice that perhaps my attitude towards the day is a little slower to start than usual. And although it is good that I can spend a few moments to focus in on my mood and to sort out where it is coming from, ultimately, it is also my responsibility to shift my thinking. To decide in those moments “What am I going to feed today?”

And so, I take a deep breath, perhaps smile at myself in the mirror, stand a little straighter and tell myself “You got this, kiddo.” (A term of endearment I picked up from my Dad.)  I instantly feel lighter, I decide that I am ready to take on the day. And when I have made that choice, I continue to make choices that support it – I choose a podcast to listen to on the drive that keeps my attention captured, I take time to appreciate the beautiful sunrise that erupts in the sky half way along the drive, I go for a walk at lunch, I chat with one of my daughters on the way home from work. I feed my comfort system.

Take on the day….are we ready? :)

Photo credit: http://Photo by David Mao on Unsplash

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