Question of the Day – No. 101 Posted on August 2, 2018August 1, 2018 by Troy Headrick What do you need to do every morning to start your day with confidence? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Visine. Lots and lots of Visine…
And you do that? 😀
I’ll let you know when I figure it out haha
Please do :))
A little exercise, but I’d like to know what others do.
I’ve heard that a little exercise in the morning can set a great mood for the day 🙂
Does coffee give confidence?
Yes, yes it does
Not so much of confidence, but it helps in opening the eyes of the mind.
What do you feel grateful about?
Well, for life, health, learning possibilities, people and the simple joys.
What would be yours?
I’ve started to be grateful for the life I have, for the house my wife and I live in, for my health and for everything that is happening on this blog.
It’s not what I do but what I don’t do that helped me. Most of my life I had that negative talk going in my head 24/7. I would be exhausted and scared before my feet ever hit the floor. I kept the drama stirred up in my mind because I believed I couldn’t do anything right and everything was crap, and that is what I wound up with each and every day. I made myself miserable. Nowadays if I have to do something that scares me I pray, ask AA Michael to be with me and give me strength, and I constantly tell myself I can do it and it will be okay. If you want your car to run great you put on the good gas. If you want a killer body you put in the good food. If you want to feel confident and comfortable then you make sure your inner dialogue supports you. I no longer get out of bed and cower down to the day. I step out and know that I got this and no matter what comes I will take a deep breath and handle it.
That’s the best strategy! You managed to “reprogram” your mind in a way that gives you confidence, so it is what you do… you tell yourself you got this instead of telling you the opposite. I sincerely congratulate you! 🙂
I used to be scared 24/7 so when I say that I was able to do it then it means anyone can learn how. It truly is possible.
Pray, and have my coffee
I too have my coffee, but I think it’s coffees 😀
a little while back my children wrote down about 50 things they like about me because I was in a real bad depressed state. They were so sweet to read and so thoughtful. They posted them on the mirror in my bathroom so I literally have no choice but to read them every morning now. So I brew a cup of my Starbuck Cinnamon Dulce coffee and read my affirmations. It helps me remind me of all the good things that My kids that Im good at and that puts my brain in a better place which starts my day in the right direction.
Yes, sometimes we need to force ourselves to look at that’s good about our lives because there are so many things we “cannot” see if we have the negative glasses on.
🤔 It would seem I need to add something to my routine.
Try writing a list with things you like about yourself and about your life and read that list every morning. It might help.
Oh, you know what? I started writing quotes I like in a book. The ones I truly love are in my back. I could take a daily inventory. I also have an app that gives daily affirmations, some already loaded, some I added. I should read Oh, The Places You’ll Go! every morning. That’ll set anyone right. “Your mountain is waiting, so be on your way!”
Do you find that helpful?
In my third or so post, I discussed my tattoos – what they say and why I have them. They are all about the journey. I’ll have to find the name of that post for you. The affirmations are something encouraged my group therapy and they do help sometimes. The book… Have you ever read it as an adult? It’s profound. I’ll see if I can find a link to the text for you.
Life is Like a Tolkien Novel – https://wordpress.com/post/hellolaurentms.com/30
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – https://betterlesson.com/community/document/1240713/oh-the-places-you-ll-go-dr-seuss-pdf
Thank you for the links! 😀
Pray and have coffee… otherwise I might as well get back in bed and start over
That’s a great strategy!
Coffee can be a great booster.
Quiet moment with God.
You succeed in doing it daily?
I seek it daily.
have my smoothie , its all mine not sharing lol
Everybody knows that you don’t mess with someone’s smoothie.
So true , but I can share with you , how are you today or night?
I’m ok. I’m more and more grateful about the life I have.
What has changed to bring on the gratitude , it is awesome by the way
Both pain and fear coming from the idea of losing what’s the most important for me. I think that there are times when we’re too orientated on the future and on the little things we’re doing daily and we’re ignoring what’s really important.
what’s important to you ? what do you hide from everyone? Trust is earnt by giving
My wife is the most important for me and because of my ignorance and my frustrations I almost lost her. We need priorities in life, priorities which we should use to mold our actions.
that is the most beautiful confession I have ever heard , mine would be to accept that i am worthy of so much more I am working on it but the straw is too long.
I’m sure it is long, but with enough effort, you’ll get there.
truth be told I have never loved anyone with my heart just my fear
Fear can give the same physical signals as love so we might incorrectly label that in our mind.
That is so true and the pressure of knowing this and being stuck once did make me numb but in a way that is why i have trust issues today
I am beside myself as to the events that lead to my mistrust but the strange thing is I am okay to have myself at this point I have my on line family
I actually wrote a post devoted to my healthy smoothie lol
I make my bed. Even if my day goes to hell, at least I accomplished ONE thing.
Good thinking. Actually, I’ve heard motivational speakers talking about this because accomplishing something in the morning (like making your bed) can set a good mindset for the day.
Coffee and quiet time ; although it doesn’t happen consistently, being a single parent.
But when it does, I’m sure it’s great. What else do you think you can find so you can do it daily?
Pray and drink a cappuccino!
Yes, that’s a good way to set the mood for the day.
Coffee and as little interaction with people as possible.
Especially if those people can make your mood worse.
Thought provoking walks through fort Vancouver national were few people tread which is why it is so thought provoking
What do you like to think about through those walks?
Take my medicine so I won’t go off the deep end.
What kind of medicine do you take?
pray and smile!
I have a set routine that helps me navigate the challenges of my mental health issues. I used to disparage and mock myself for my rigidity, before I realized that it was okay to give myself what I need.
Yes, it’s ok to give yourself what you need. What challenges do you face?
i struggle with a fairly severe anxiety disorder that drives a four-decade long eating disorder. not engaging in the negative skills i used to use to cope with the feelings – restricting, bingeing and purging, cutting – means that i need new ones. routine helps, as does journalling, and using CBT techniques to challenge the thoughts that come up.