Use Your First Thoughts of the Day as Your Fuel; Breakfast for Your Mindset Muscle

When we wake up every morning we are faced with the first thought that comes in to our heads. Little do we know, it has the power to make us or break us that day.

Sometimes we wake up and the first thing that we think of is something that may set our whole day back before we even get it started.

I want you to think about what you think or what you say first thing in the morning. Do you curse your alarm and resent getting out of bed? Or once you come to and open your eyes are you ready to attack the day?

I’d bet money that most people are the former in the mornings, and I fall in to that sometimes as well. But you have to consciously wake up in the morning on the ‘right side of the bed’ and use your first words and first thoughts of the day as something that will give you the momentum you need throughout the day.

Use the beginning of your day as fuel for your mindset, and carry that positivity with you all day long.

Think of those first few thoughts as a breakfast for your mind. It is the first mental nourishment that you experience, and just like breakfast, you only want the best and the healthiest options. So why would you wake up and cuss at the day ahead of you first thing?

Every morning when you wake up you need to activate the mindset muscle and prepare it to be used in a positive way throughout the course of your day. Prime your mindset first thing in the morning, and it will be ready for you to use to your advantage all day.

Let the negativity creep in early, and it’ll stick around hold you back.

You have probably heard about affirmations and how if you tell yourself something enough times it will become true, and I understand that to a certain extent. But the fact of the matter comes down to whether or not you believe what you are saying.

I want you to try and start waking up in the mornings and giving yourself some positive feedback that you truly believe. Obviously there are more options and you can tailor them to your days and your beliefs, but these are a good place to start.

Here are some examples of the first words you should say or thoughts you should have, but like I said, you have to believe them and make them real.

‘I will work harder today than I did yesterday’

‘Today is going to be an amazing day for me’

‘When I get back in this bed tonight I am going to be better than I am right now’

‘I am going to get everything done that I need to get done today’

‘Something great is going to happen to me today’

‘Nobody can hold me back today’

Practice some of those verses in the mornings. Believe them. If you don’t, they will not do anything for you. They will simply be words.

Let them be fuel for your mindset muscle.


Published by Skyler J. Windmiller

Football coach and entrepreneur starting my journey through life. Teaching all that I learn to people whose shoes I was recently in. I want to let every young adult know what I wish I knew then.

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