I think my favorite thing about mornings is that feeling of a fresh start. You know, when yesterday is behind you and you snuggle up with a nice hot cup of coffee on your couch with a blanket looking forward to the day. Of course I’m talking about the days where I wake up hopeful and grateful for everything I have. Sometimes, it’s hard to see the positive things about mornings and leaving the warm, cozy bed becomes almost an impossible task. But why is it so hard? Maybe because we’re too focused on problems and thoughts from yesterday. Today was a good morning despite my sleepless night, I am hopeful and know that everything will be alright. No matter how bad nights can be, the morning is always there to kiss you awake and give you a second chance. Don’t waste it. Don’t have your mindset dictated by all of your yesterdays. That doesn’t push you forward, it just leaves you in a state of dread and despair.
Today is a new day, remember that. I don’t care what you did yesterday and neither does the new day. Start living in the moment and stop living for yesterday. It’s impossible to move backwards, there’s only right now.
The tea I buy comes with little inspiring quotes on each bag of tea. My tea bag this morning read:
“The gate to happiness is self-compassion”
If you can forgive someone you love for whatever they may have done in the past, then forgive yourself for those things you beat yourself up about constantly. Learn and move forward to greater things.
Every day is a fresh start so grab your coffee, take a deep breath and say to yourself:
“It’s a new day. I got this. I will forgive myself for yesterday and live today as if it’s a second chance.”
You’re gonna be okay. Breathe. I believe in you.