It takes more than a good breakfast to start the day right, but that in itself is a very large part. Each morning when we awaken and rise out of bed our mind begins working. It begins to organize what we must do that particular day, it begins to pick out clothes, and begins to think about things in general. While most of the time this isn’t harmful, our thoughts in the morning not only have a profound impact upon our day, but also can teach us something about ourselves.
The First Thing
When I first started college, I distinctly remember my first thought of each day of that first semester. It was “I won’t be able to sleep again until ten o’clock tonight.” Not a very good way to start the day. My first thought of the day was about wanting to completely skip it. It’s easy to see how such a thought could impact someone for the rest of their day.
These negative thoughts also come unnoticed. I didn’t realize I had been thinking that way until I had a chance to take a break from school and go home for a week. Sometimes there has to be a time when we can step outside of ourselves and analyze our situation. When we are in the heat of battle we can’t come up with a strategy. It is only when we re-organize and regroup that we are able to see the light.