To close out this week’s message here are a few morning habits to help feed your soul.
Meditate and pray. Nourish your spirituality. If you’re a beginner, start with a few minutes of meditation and build up your time gradually. I personally like to do devotions every morning from the Bible app, it allows me time alone with God before starting my day.
Repeat affirmations. Give yourself loving and motivational messages. Speak in the present tense and keep your statements brief. Looking in the mirror can help you focus and even if you’re not comfortable looking in the mirror just repeat your affirmations. If you’re a customer, read the affirmations on your vessels if you don’t know what to say or how to start.
Cultivate gratitude. Count your blessings. Think of someone who you need to thank today. Show gratitude to where you are currently in life even if it isn’t where you want to be, progress is progress.
Connect with loved ones. Enjoy family time. Play a word game with your kids while you’re helping them get dressed if you have small children. Tell your partner that you love them.
Listen to music. Research shows that listening to music reduces anxiety and enhances mental alertness and memory. Put together a personal playlist or turn on your favorite radio station on the way to work.
I hope this week’s message in honor of mental health awareness month has offered you some tools you can continue to use.
Here are some morning affirmations to practice:
I will take the time out to nourish my soul. My practice of self-care includes the inner and outer workings of myself. I am grateful for my life and where I am today.