acceptance

2 Kinds of Mornings

Morning #1: A hot mess!
You wake up late. Turning to shut the snooze alarm, you pull your shoulder. While walking to the bathroom, the bathroom door hits your pulled shoulder. You wait for warm water, but it never comes so you wash you face quickly in cold water.

As you fix breakfast, warm up your car, drive to work you're noticing how many little itty bitty things are going wrong. Every light is turning yellow, burnt toast, coffee spilled on your pants. 

The problem with Morning #1 is that your day never really improves as the day goes on. Oh, it might a little, but mostly your day stays a hot mess until your head hits the pillow that night.

Morning #2: A hot sexy mess!
You wake up before your alarm and turn on some soothing music. Moving smoothly to the bathroom, you turn on the water and it gets hot immediately. As you run that wonderful water over your face, you glance at yourself in the bathroom mirror. You look and feel beautifully rested. 

Breakfast is full of protein, your car feels clean inside, and your favorite parking place is available so you make it to work right on time.

How to Deal With Morning #1
The happier you are (about your life), the less Morning #1 bothers you. I know burnt toast isn't what you want, but burnt toast it is. (It's times like this that I wish I had you sitting in front of me. I have an awesome chart that explains this. It's a little tricker on paper.)

I have told you — in so many of my posts — that the best way to deal with life's challenges is to accept it. Let me give you a great example.

You're in the middle of a Morning #1 — but now it's around 5 p.m (and you're still having a bad day). You go to the market to buy some groceries. When you go to grab a grocery cart, two carts are pushed together. So you fight, pull, and jerk uncontrollably trying with all your might to make those two carts come apart. 

Remedy
Let go of the carts! Calm down. Look around, and find another cart. Meaning: Accept your day just as it is. Allow all the hot mess to show itself. It's when you're in control (of you) will things stop happening. In fact, they vanish.

If you need anything, just email me. I am always here to help. ⚅⚄