Friday, June 7, 2013

Time To Get Up!


 Did you that how you wake up in the morning is one of the most important things? Have you ever heard the term "waking up on the wrong side of the bed"? It is true, not the wrong side of the bed part, but the part that waking up in a grouchy or mean way can ruin the rest of your entire day.
   Children are one of the best ways to start your day off on the right mindset. They start every day rested, relaxed and excited to see what is in store for today! That is how everyone should start off their day. It is easy to walk into your child's room and to see them bouncing up and down in their crib with a big smile on their face and wish them "good morning". Trust me I know! I am in no way a morning person and never have been. However, everyday that I get up I try to make sure it is a Good Morning. I am thankful for what I am waking up to and thankful to be able to spend this day with my family. I always greet Xavier with a big smile and good morning kiss. I also, make a point to greet my husband with a big smile and kiss and he does the same.
   If you have questions or an agenda you must go over for the day give yourself and your family five to ten minutes to just wake up and bask in the morning, happiness glow of each other before you rattle off what is going on. Even then, when I do start going over the days agenda I try to make it as positive as possible.
   It is so important to remember to start off on a positive note so that it will carry with you throughout the entire day. That way if you run into a negative thing it is easier to dismiss it and move on to other happy things. If you start off negative you let each negative pile up higher and higher until you no longer have any positivity left. Do not get sucked down by negative things stay positive and happy like you were when you started your day.
   I find that since I have become a parent I am more mindful of positive thinking. As you do not want your child to pick up on your negativity. Children are very sensitive to what you are feeling. If you are negative they are negative. You can shrug off one bad day with your partner, but your child has a harder time doing so as they do not understand. Be sure to teach your children the power of positivity and how they can make each day even better then the last!

I hope you all have a fun and POSITIVE weekend!

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