They say if you can manage to start your day off on the right foot, that the rest of your waking hours will be smooth sailing. We’ve heard about how waking with a smile and greeting the day with love can make for a better day, but if we wake up crabby and unwilling to take on the day, how can we shift it?
Imagine an enchanted forest where trees abound; so many that the first thing you notice is their majestic trunks and canopies. Now close your eyes and try to capture the beauty of the forest as a whole, noticing the trees but digging deeper. Observe the soft light of the sun filtering through, the shapes and colours of the leaves, the shadows playing on the ground; smell the damp earth or the dry, dusty ground; hear the birds chirping above, or the swift movement of a squirrel.
What I’m about to write is a something that some of you may disagree with, mostly because we would rather cut our left arm off than allow ourselves to see the truth within us. But as a coach, I would be remiss if I didn’t point it out. My job is to hold a mirror up to those who are sabotaging themselves. So if you want to get mad at me and curse at the screen a bit, that’s okay. I completely understand.