What are the first and last thoughts of your day?
What are your first and last words of your day?
How do you bookend your days?
Think of the first and last minutes of your day as critical points on a journey that will dictate the direction of your thoughts.
Summoning words and thoughts of endearment, kindness and love towards yourself and others gives you sense of calm and well-being.
Meditating for a moment on feelings of gratitude and love has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which in turn is great for your overall physical health too.
Make an effort to consciously bookend your days, it doesn’t cost anything but few minutes of daily exercised thoughts away from negative feelings and influences. And that can’t be a bad thing.