So when I’m talking to people who are suffering from mental health issues, they ask me how I manage daily, or how I manage the down days or down weeks as I’ve recently had.
I tell them I use daily plans, not so I have too much structure in my life, because that would be boring right. But so that I can try to ensure that my days have positive things in them. Also I can track if I’m not doing something, almost like an early warning system to either prevent or prepare for some down days.
I’m a firm believer that our thoughts in the morning shape and colour our thoughts and actions for the day. What I mean by this, is that if I wake up dreading the day ahead, go on autopilot making and eating my breakfast, you may even skip breakfast and then not even remember getting ready for work. Hand’s up who’s been there? Then it stands to reason that my day is probably going to be a forking shirty day.
So I tell people that I meditate in the morning. Could be 10 minutes could be 30. Depends on how many times I snooze the alarm to be honest with you 🙂 And sometimes these friends look at me and respond by saying they don’t really know how to meditate, or meditating is not for them. This is totally fine, I accept it’s not for everyone. But I advise that they should at least take a little time each day, a little quality them time to pay attention to their thoughts and what THEY need.
I’ve gone off on a little tangent there but I think that was important to say. Anyway, where I was going was that when people look at me a little puzzled when I mention meditating, they sometimes ask me, what does it do for you. I reply that it clears my head, gives me focus, gives me some positivity and motivation for the day ahead. That’s the best way I can describe it with words.
However I caught this video, Denzel Washington giving a speech. If you were to watch this 10 minute video every morning, quietly by yourself with no distractions before starting your day. This is kinda what meditation does for me.
Hope you find it useful. Let me know you thoughts by commenting on this.
As always, take care of yourselves.