It is about six am here on the East Coast of the United States and I am tired! My two year old woke me at four am with a nightmare or something and I was unable to fall back asleep. I tried, I really did. However, I am one of those people that once I awake it is very difficult to fall back asleep. I got out of bed, brushed my teeth and did a kickboxing routine. I felt amazing while working out but I am back to feeling exhausted. Hint: To making sure you work out in the morning: sleep in your work out clothes: they have been my sleeping attire for many years and rarely if ever fails.
I have two choices: I can be tired and miserable all day or I can act the way I want to feel and that is happy and full of energy. I am going to chose the later because why add being miserable to mix of already being tired. And yes, I do drink coffee. I too have my vices and coffee is a must! I have many errands to run this morning before I work at three, oh and that little girl Kayci who is only two and happens to be my daughter may need me: every second! I do not feel like bitching all day about how tired I am and waiting until it is nighttime to go back to sleep. I want to feel happy and lively and have a good day. It is up to my mind, my body, and an amazing late to aid me in having an awesome day. Our thoughts are powerful. Usually, I would have time to practice yoga nidra (puts you in a deep meditative trance that when you awake you feel amazing!) However, I honestly do not have the time today. Yes, I know I always say you can find the time but for today I can only fit in a quick meditation.
Most of my readers have chronic pain or some type of invisible illness. I understand “act the way you want to feel” seems like bullshit to you but it is worth a shot. What do you have to lose? I have the entire day ahead of me and I would truly like it to be awesome. If I feel crappy, I feel crappy but I do not need to talk or think about it all day. I am choosing to be happy.