As soon as I wake up in the morning, I look at my phone.
Read through my emails.
Sift through social media.
Then, I read.
I read for a wide variety of reasons.
It’s an opportunity to expand my knowledge, vocabulary, and test my current beliefs.
Most importantly, for the sake of this writing, it provides me the opportunity to relax.
I will be inundated with messages as soon as I step out of my bed and into the world.
Parents or significant others will be talking to us.
Dog staring, ball in mouth, wanting to play.
Leave for work to listen to our coworkers and bosses.
Get slapped in the face by billboards, bench ads, and bumper stickers.
Then return home to our loved ones to recollect the monotony of the day.
Shut out the noise
With all the noise of modern society, it becomes easy to lose our voice.
The tasks of the day weigh heavy on our minds, and prevent us from listening to our internal monologue.
There’s that lurking anxiety hiding in the corner of our minds
Take a breath, exhale, let it pass.
Gather your thoughts
You need to find time to gather your thoughts before the bombardment of everyone else’s.
Try meditation, or closing your eyes and monitoring your breathing.
Notice the thoughts that arise, inspect them, reflect, and watch them float away.
Begin the day on a high note
Starting every day with an upbeat attitude seems unrealistic.
How can we possibly be happy every day?
A friend of mine says happiness is fickle, transient, fleeting; barely grasped, and fading shortly after.
I’m not ecstatic about every moment in life–but by taking the time to listen to my thoughts–I am able to understand why I feel the way I do.
From there, it’s up to me to change my circumstances.
What questions are we asking ourselves?
Did you miss that opportunity to speak with someone the previous day?
Did you get yelled at by a coworker or customer?
Are you paying attention to your significant other when she is talking to you?
Do you wake up and wish you could to stay in bed all day?
Only we know the answers, listen to yourself.
All the answers to your qualms and concerns lie at the forefront of you unconscious.
Patiently waiting for someone to listen.
Stop, read, relax, close your eyes, take a breath, and listen to yourself.
Now, when you leave the comfort of your bed, you will have the patience to listen to others.
Please comment below with your daily routine, thanks for reading. 🙂