Starting the Day Out Right

Most mornings, I wake up in a fairly chipper mood, but some days I have to work myself into it. This is usually achieved by simply taking a moment to reflect on the many blessings in my life and how fortunate I am to have and do as much as I do, but sometimes the mood lingers on into the day. On a few occasions, it lingers beyond that.

first thing every morningI recently stumbled upon a new tool for helping refocus and re-shape my thoughts on the difficult mornings. First Thing Every Morning is a short video (less than 3 minutes) from Simple Truths (an amazing motivational organization I first wrote about in One More Degree).

With its simple imagery, beloved quotes, and a happy bit of music, this video inspires me to focus on what’s truly important in the day ahead and to let go of any of the trivial leftovers from the day (or week) before.

If you’re feeling a bit off-center, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch First Thing Every Morning and be inspired to create a better day ahead. Or just to sit and feel cheery for a few minutes more. :)

What’s got you feeling cheery this morning? For me, it was re-reading Richard Wagner’s quote: “Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

11 thoughts on “Starting the Day Out Right

  1. Cammy, it sounds like we are sisters of the morning. I will add this to my collection for those “off” days. Yep, I believe that most of this is a choice and I’ve got a collection of YouTube videos and a Pinterest board of motivational sayings to get me re-booted if I need to use them.

    I think my favorite quote was the one from Neil Simon about most of us not realizing we have a choice.

    Have an awesome, happy day!

  2. Cammy, you always have the best recommendations. I can’t tell you how much you’ve added to my life by sharing so many great ideas … and your own wonderful thoughts. Thanks for all you do!

  3. Ohhh, love finding new things to use as motivational or meditational things…this look neat. Although I’ll have to say that I rarely need help waking up chipper. (I know, disgusting isn’t it??) A crisp walk on our riverfront with Bill this morning got me going and I haven’t slowed down since. Thoughts of seeing a friend this weekend will keep me going all week long.

  4. Hey there! Haven’t checked in with you in a while. Hope all is well. What’s got me cheery this morning? I’m going to a spinning class for the first time today, which I’m hoping lives up to my expectations.

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