Start your day in the right way
I know for many of us the story is the same – struggle out of bed with the alarm, run round getting ready and rush out of the house with a coffee in one hand and a piece of toast in the other! This in itself has already triggered so many stresses and fight or flight responses in the body and brain that you are already stressed before the day has even started! Instead try pausing mindfully upon waking for just 5/10 minutes meditation. Simply sit quietly as soon as you get up and focus on your breath, deep breath in and deep breath out, allowing yourself to become calm and present. As thoughts come into your mind don’t get caught up in them or dwell on them, simply acknowledge them and let them go, returning your mind back to your breath. Feel the calm, the peace, the presence. I promise that this one pause will make the biggest shift to your day and all that follows. Don’t dwell on your thoughts.