Mel Robbins has once again has me thinking. She posted a quick video about dealing with anxiety.
My take away was the questioning “Are you waking up for yourself?”
Morning habits are so important and the more I understand myself the more I am consciously aware of my decisions that will impact the rest of my day.
So, when Mel Robbins asked are you waking up for yourself?
I went back to one of the best times in my life which was working on Martha’s Vineyard.
I was lucky enough to be living in biking or walking distance of my job.
Back then, I woke many hours before I had to be to work to give myself plenty of time to ease my way into the day.
Music was always playing as I during my morning coffee and getting dressed.
(It helped that I loved my job. It wasn’t just good money. It was a good time.)
As I was reminded on that period of my life it really struck me that I made a conscious effort to take time for myself.
It is all about the guest when you work in hospitality.
I started the day off all energetic and happy which carried throughout the day.
I woke up for me.
I tested this concept of a good morning routine the other day.
I awaken with enough time to drink coffee and hustle out the door to an appointment.
I neglected meditation, no gratitude journal, no stretching, nothing.
Although, I was still my joyful self, I did catch myself reacting and not responding like I went back on autopilot again.
There was a small shift in my attitude. Not much. A small amount.
The next day I went back to my morning routine.
I had a great day.
I stayed focus on my happiness because I woke up and focused on MY happiness.
Because honestly, as much as we want to help others the first step is to help yourself.
There is a reason why they tell you to put your oxygen mask first during those emergency demonstrations on airplanes.
Thank you for letting me share.
Be kind. Be well. Smile!!!