Here is a daily process that supports the unfolding of a spectacular life. We’re talking about using gratitude to change your brain to change your life.
An Amazing Discovery
Ashley Lee, RN, BSN, CCRN crafted this downright amazing morning practice of Gratitude with sprinkles of Self-Love. Some people, even kids can really struggle getting up in the morning on the “right side of the bed”, so to speak. Many adults wake-up stuck in their to-do list, their “monkey-brain” circling the drain of doom and gloom, as worry, doubt and overwhelm set in before their feet hit the floor. Can you even imagine that?
When her clients were open and ready to try something new, she got them to rise and shine 10-minutes earlier at the start their day. Now they are doing this little, effortless process, while lying down in bed or with their kids as they wake them up.
They had been trying to summon up the energy to start their day, and when they started their day in gratitude, something phenomenal happened. They became centered, more grounded in the present moment (versus being concerned about doing the next thing… and then the next thing... and then the next thing!), which then allowed them to make clear choices for their day. They were more compassionate with themselves and others around them instead of being judgmental about things happening to them or others.
They learned they had choice to feel the way they would like to feel no matter what the situation. This is HUGE learning that changed their physiology! Why?
They reframed their brain and nervous system by connecting to their heart and whole being by bringing their emotional, mental and spiritual awareness to embody what was positive versus always being on guard to fix, negate, blame or deny the negative. Again, this is HUGE!!!
Conscious Living Podcast Episode 63 – Change Your Brain, Change Your Life with the New Brew to Wake Up Your Brain!
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WAKING UP YOUR BRAIN IN THE MORNING with GRATITUDE
…. Connects us to our Hearts, our Passion and our Love for ourselves and the world around us!
TIP: Do this in the first 10-mins of waking up in the morning and do it every time you feel down or “not yourself”!
1st – notice a grateful aspect inside you and about you, something you can easily appreciate.
2nd – notice a grateful aspect in your life that is outside of you. This centers you in deep levels of compassion – for yourself, others and the world. When we are Grateful, we are naturally thankful and inside this feeling of thankfulness, we recognize our needs are met. When our needs are met, our attitude about Life opens to possibilities, we had not yet considered. When we feel satiated, whole and complete, we are peaceful and harmonious. Harmony organically improves brain function through the neurotransmitters and hormones. Balanced brain function produces the physical feel-good feelings in your body through better brain chemistry.
2. Notice what feels GOOD in your body.
This reframes your thinking to notice what is positive in your Life to reframe your mind from negative thinking first. When we first notice what is good… we will tend to give time and energetic attention to the good and it expands!
3. Notice what does NOT feel good in your body.
Notice that part and listen to it, directly. Ask it what it needs…. it will tell you! Every single cell in your body has innate intelligence that you can access. Hear its call, give it love and nurturing, and then give it what it asks for or needs. Accurately addressing what is needed and correcting those imbalances leads to a balanced state.
4. What is your Theme –or Emotional centering point that you can access at any time of the day?
You can do this because You are the Source of your Feelings and you create any feeling you desire. After you have let go the uncomfortable feelings and re-embody your chosen themed feeling, which solves the problem or conflict at hand. Your chosen theme of the day gives you a centered point from which this reframes your thinking from fear to love.
And that’s it! 4 simple things to think about while you are waking up.
This process is so easy, we have started teaching this to our young clients. And we use the gratitude part to end our day before falling asleep. Ask your child or loved one, “What are you grateful for that happened today?”
Give yourself a week to notice what changes for you.
Please SHARE with us what you noticed here in the comments, via email or on Facebook. We love hearing from so many of you!
We’re here to help you change your brain and nervous system so you can have a better life experience. Give that “NEW BREW” a try tomorrow morning.