How do you wake up in the morning? Do you hop out of bed excited to take on the day? Or do you hit the alarm 10 times and wish it was the weekend? How you start your day can so deeply affect all aspects of your day and life.

I know this because I am one of those people who used to hit the alarm 10 times and wish it
was the weekend so I could just sleep in and not get out of bed. So much of my willingness and motivation to get out of bed relates to how I am feeling on the inside.

When we begin to understand that our thoughts affect the world around us, we can begin to
change our inner world. When we change our inner world the world around us changes. No
matter what happened to you in the past you can always begin to change and empower your life starting today. The only Power you actually truly ever have is the power in this moment.
Yesterday is in the past and tomorrow is in the future. The only thing you are truly guaranteed is the moment you are currently in. The amazing thing is we have control over how we choose to view each and every one of our moments.

There are definitely days where I still really struggle. However, the most amazing thing is things that used to really bother me and used to throw me off for weeks at a time. I’m now able to get over more quickly and get myself back on track simply by being able to control my mind. To be able to reset your mind and focus on your goals regardless of what’s going on in the outside world really truly is a gift. This is a gift each and every one of us has. We are the only people who think within our minds and so we are the only people who have control over how we feel and what we do about how we feel.

Whenever I’m struggling with something I always take a step back and ask myself what is it that I can learn from the situation. When I take a step back and ask this any situation turns into a learning opportunity rather than a negative or positive. When we make the small mental shift to, ‘what can I learn from this,’ it actually completely shifts our perspective because then you look at it as an opportunity rather than a struggle.

There are opportunities around us all the time. We just need to begin to act on them. It doesn’t matter what happened in the past, each and every day is a new day. A new day is a new opportunity for you to become the best version of you, an opportunity for you to pursue your dreams, and to shift to spreading kindness, compassion and empathy. Every day that we are given a new day we should treat it as a gift and as an opportunity to become a better version of ourselves. Some days this is harder than others and when those days occur learn to be gentle with yourself the quicker you learn to be gentle with yourself and to get yourself back on track the more growth you will see.

Like I said I used to be that person that really struggled to get out of bed in the morning. Some days I still really do. The thing that’s changed now is my mindset. Before I get out of bed in the morning I envisioned myself having a great day. I recall all of the things that I’m grateful for. I take a few moments to just feel the gratitude surrounding me and blanket my whole body with the vibration of gratitude. This makes it easier to get out of bed.

Although sometimes my cat still makes it hard for me to get out of bed because she’s so cuddly and sweet. At these moments I also get to be grateful for the cuddly sweet kitten that I have.

No matter what happened to you yesterday you always have the opportunity in this moment to shift things. No matter how rough things have been or what you’ve been through in the past you are the only one who has the power to heal your life. Today you can do that, you can take one tiny step in your mind to use this new day to empower your life.

Then tomorrow you can take another tiny step and eventually you will be completely amazed at how far you’ve come. When you wake up in the morning and are grateful for the new day it just starts your day on such a more positive and authentic path. The people around you actually feel it too. I know for myself I try to catch myself now when I can feel myself vibrating with negativity.

As soon as I become aware of this I pause and reset or go do something that I know is going to help me reset completely. Things like going to yoga or going for a run or going for a walk. Even a quick venting session with a friend can help as long as it helps you let go and rest of the conversation is focused on a higher vibration. Sometimes you do just need to get out those frustrations but it can’t be the whole entire focus, it should also not take up more time than the higher vibration conversations.

Now when I’ve had a rough day and I talk to a friend I say I just need to vent for a second, I vent and then I let it go. Then we get on with our conversation and I focus on shifting that prior frustration to I’m so grateful for the friends that I have and how powerful and supporting those relationships are.

Everyone has the ability two to shift their perspective and not let something hangover them for so long. The ability to let go of the past and to live for today is truly a gift. It’s something that I truly need to work on each and every day but it helps me so much to to get myself back and to be grateful in the end. That awareness has truly shifted my life and it can do the same for you as well.

Are you feeling more grateful for today? Are you ready to take on today and view it as a gift? If you are still struggling with your mind and patterns and want to live a more empowered life then follow my blog and social media. Or sign up for, “Empower Your Life Course,” launching this fall.

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