Are you an early riser who leaps out of bed with joy at the start of each new day? Or are you in the category of “not -a-morning-person?” An old joke has this dialogue:
Doctor: Do you have headaches? Woman Patient: Yes. Doctor: Do you have stomachaches? Woman Patient: Yes. Doctor: Do you wake up grumpy in the morning? Woman Patient: No, I let him wake up by himself.
The town where I live in Indiana abounds in varieties of meditational and traditional practices that try to bring more energy and joy into people’s lives–no grumpy mornings! My colleague, Beverly Goldsmith, writing for the June 19, 2015 edition of Motherpedia believes it takes spiritual rejuvenation. She gives readers today eight tips on energizing your thinking and how that leads to better health. Here’s Bev:
How do you wake up in the morning? Are you mentally alert, raring to go, ready to leap out of bed? Do you open your eyes looking forward to the day ahead, or is yours perhaps a more lack-lustre, pedestrian, or even sluggish awakening? There’s a way to put more pep-in-your-step, and it doesn’t have to come out of a bottle or a packet. The way is to energize your thinking, and it’s good for your health.
Start from the “inside-out”
Finding the sparkling energy that gets you up out of bed and carries you effortlessly through the day, starts with your thinking. This mental approach, has many positive health benefits. Researchers call it an “inside-out” approach, where you start by energizing thought first, rather than the “outside –in” method of trying to energize the body.