Your Day’s Boost

If you are like me, almost the first (or second) thing that goes through your mind when you wake up in the morning has to do with all the chores and challenges of the day. This is what you have trained your brain to do, which leads to stress from the time you are up and moving.I heard about and have been experimenting with a simple three-minute habit that could help change how you take on your day and your body’s stress response. (3 minutes is worth setting aside for this exercise if it impacts the other 1437 minutes of your day.)After waking up, while still in bed, think about three people who have made some positive impact in your life. Take one minute for each person, reflecting on their goodness to you. (Good nostalgia is good for the brain.) Thank God for that person and pray a blessing on her/him. Done.This simple habit of gratitude for others’ goodness, first thing in the morning, seems to put the mind on a better track for the day. Maybe a similar midday booster would help you continue having a good day. And who doesn’t want a great day?This could have been a spiritual habit of the Apostle Paul, as he dealt with major challenges during his lifetime: “I never stop being grateful for you, as I mention you in my prayers.” (Ephesians 1:16)  Have a boosted day 😊

Jeba Moses