A Positive Start

By AddassaMari Latest Reply 2010-01-06 14:45:33 -0600
Started 2010-01-02 09:14:23 -0600

How do you start your day so that you have the best possible outcome for a positive day?

I always start with prayer.
Drink a full 8 oz of water before I eat anything.
Look in the mirror and tell myself "Good morning." Read the funnies in the paper or online, before I read the news, e-mail, or get to my online classes. Have a positive up building conversation with at least one person. And I never stay angry or upset (I am too lazy to hold a grudge :).

30 replies

Elrond 2010-01-02 16:42:04 -0600 Report

I absolutely must skip the mirror part. That would ruin my appetite for breakfast.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-02 19:38:07 -0600 Report

Oh, Elrond!! hahaPR

Elrond 2010-01-02 21:26:58 -0600 Report

Well, when I first get up, my dentures are still soaking in the bathroom, I have pillow creases on my face, and I'm usually puffy. I did eliminate 'bed head' by the judicious use of a razor but the benefits are debatable.

BLC 2010-01-02 22:01:03 -0600 Report

I'm smiling. I'm not really a morning person at all. catch me around 10:00 p.m. and I am at my best…5:30 (my wake-up time), I'm just not that pleasant, I'll be honest.

Elrond 2010-01-02 22:58:24 -0600 Report

Your wake-up time is about the time I get to bed. I'm a natural night owl so I use the small hours for writing. I find that I'm at my most productive then and interruptions are rare. It works for me anyway; I've written four complete novels in less than three years :)

Anonymous 2010-01-02 23:37:07 -0600 Report

I "hit the decks running". Bad habit but I always choose extra sleep over any other morning ritual. I can get up, shower and dress and be out the door in less than 15 minutes - this also comes from the days when I had to take call. The only time I wake up and enjoy the sunrise is when on vacation. Did that in Hawaii one time with partner - it was very romantic, then we realized it was not sun at horizon after all - it was halo from street light outside the bed and breakfast..Hey, quit laughing - we were stone sober, blood sugars were good..just got caught up in the pretty light..LOL

BIRDY 2010-01-06 01:16:28 -0600 Report

wow , how people could be so different.My start is completely different than yours friends.I wake up by saying really bad words since I have to wake up so early (5.00 am).Then I wash my face and brush my teeth by saying really bad words…then I go to kitchen make a coffee , I drink 2-3 coffee , smoke 3-5 cigarettes and still keep saying bad words…
Weekends are like that : (same story for me , feel nervous , angry) then my husband wakes up , he drinks coffee , smokes a few cigarettes , he also feels very nervous in the mornings.So that we avoid to talk to each other.We don't talk for 1 or 1,5 hours in spite of we are both in the kitchen.Then finally one of us feels strong enough to talk …
This is how I start a day and I'm really jealous the people who can start a day with a smile. How can you smile when you feel sleepy but have to wake up…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-06 11:27:29 -0600 Report

Oh, you guys!! haha—I just had to laugh!! Why, once I was even WRITTEN UP because I was too Happy, smiling and laughing as I cleaned my nurses' station!! Go figure!! haha—Slap-happy, Pat

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-06 14:45:33 -0600 Report

Oh, I guess that I got carried away over a very negative situation at our hospital, was laughing to keep from crying—I THINK!! hahah—PR

spiritwalker 2010-01-02 15:19:11 -0600 Report

I am retired so I can take time in the morning. I begin each
day with prayer. I follow this with testing bg and than breakfast.
Than I follow this with whatever volunteer work I have for that
day and simply let God direct the rest of my day.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-02 14:22:55 -0600 Report

I waken slowly—-stretch, and feel the luxourious (sp) of a warm bed, and NOT having to JUMP up and out and get ready to be at work by 6:45am or such—I am now retired and LOVE the feeling of not having to hurry, worry, rush, rush, but can slowly inhale the fresh air, check my flowers inside for watering, as I wander thru my home—will water a bit later, make my way to the kitchen table—sigh, test, then start with a suitable breakfast, according to my BS, check my fridge while I am fixing bkt., to see how I am fixed for salad makings, praying all the time—THANK YOU, LORD for helping me to come up and out of this depression, for having these kind, supportive friends on this site, when I was AFRAID no one did exist!! Do NOT give up—-fix a relaxing cup of coffee, and check my computer for messages!! Life is good when you can get your head out of your butt! PR

Iroquois 2010-01-02 13:13:34 -0600 Report

I like your start in the morning. I never thought about drinking a glass of water right away after testing my BS. That way I would have one out of eight done, right? 8 is a lot and not quite there yet but still trying.I shower after my BS testing (when I get my meter Wed.)which wakes me up. I keep a positive attitude even though my husband tend to test it as he has PTSD and sometimes? verbally, angry mood but getting counceling finally. Answer my emails and get on this site which always cheers me up. Way to go Girl!! Best wishes, Kathy

AddassaMari 2010-01-03 15:08:51 -0600 Report

The water thing is a habit I developed while in the military. I would get cramps while running and a doctor suggested that I was not well hydrated. It also solves that morning cotton-mouth feel.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-02 11:45:14 -0600 Report

First of all when I open my eyes, I smile thankful to still be here on this earth. I take my bs, eat a good breakfast get to my studies for school while the house is still sleeping. Then I spread a smile and cheer all day long, no matter what!!!

sweething 2010-01-02 11:03:06 -0600 Report

You must be a very positive person! And pleasant person to be around. Not many positive people this past year, with unemployment, money problems, etc. Thank God for people like you!

AddassaMari 2010-01-03 14:57:56 -0600 Report

Thanks, I try to find the silver lining even on the very cloudiest of days. I used worked with people who are unemployed, under-employed, or just plain fed up of being employed. I found that if I didn't create a positive atmosphere for me, before I got to work, my day was so much harder. I keep my life and my eye simple. Being positive is the only way I can cope with going from a seemingly healthy person to having medical problems.

Harlen 2010-01-02 10:35:39 -0600 Report

I start with a smile take a deep breath and test my Bs lol
then I have a glass of water and a full brakefast then do the news get on line and see whats going on
Life is good
best wishes

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