PP 109: Go Back to Bed
Wake up in a bad mood? Listen to hear the best advice I can give to get your day running on a positive track.'If you have those terrible mornings, and your brain is full of nastiness - GO BACK TO BED' ~ @thekimsutton. Join me at http://thekimsutton.com/pp109/ #PositiveProductivityPodcast #GoBackToBedClick To Tweet
It doesn’t happen very often but once in a while, I wake up in the morning, in a completely, horrible, bad, mood. It’s like a moody bug climbed into my ear during the night and planted a seed of nastiness in my brain. I can’t explain it, and I’m sure some of you may be wondering: “Could it be that time of the month?” In full disclosure, most the time it’s about as far away from that time of the month as it could be. But there’s just something and I can’t even explain it. That when my eyes open on those mornings, just about everything I look at – can irritate me. Now again I do want to say this happens very rarely and by very rarely, I mean once or twice a year. So maybe it’s something to do with the seasons. However on those mornings, if you have those types of mornings, I want to recommend one course of action to you – GO BACK TO BED.
Last year when I was going through a particularly hard time and facing a lot of anxiety and depression, I did a marathon of listening to Abraham Hicks seminars. If you’re not familiar you can go on YouTube and look up Abraham-Hicks seminars, and what Abraham-Hicks just see now is that there’s a woman named Esther who channels Abraham. If you’ve listened to any of the past episodes of the Positive Productivity podcast I have mentioned but not gone too much into the fact that I am a Christian. So, if you’ve listened to those episodes you might be thinking: “Hmm, that’s not really in line with Christianity” and you’re right it’s not. However, there is good to be learned. Abraham has powerful lessons, including how we need to maintain a positive focus, and a positive train of thought, if we’re going to get to the next level in our lives. However, one of the most important other things Abraham says is: “Go back to bed”
If you’re having one of those days that you just can’t get out of the funk and you just want to rip everybody’s head off, back away slowly, find a quiet corner if you can’t go to bed and meditate. I know you may not be self-employed like I am and you may have to get up in the morning and hurriedly get ready for work. Drop the kids off at school and drive through rush hour traffic to make sure that you can get there in time. However, if there is any flexibility in your day, I do want to encourage you to just relax. Take a moment, lay back down into bed. Close your eyes and think happy thoughts. Now, sometimes thinking happy thoughts doesn’t necessarily help, you may actually need to go back to sleep. Any know that saying that asks: “Hey, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?” It’s true. Maybe you just need to try waking up on the other side of the bed. There’s nothing that says we need to be in a perfectly good mood all the time, but there are actions that we can take to help lift our spirits and make us tolerable to other people. Or should I say, make other people tolerable to us, when our attitudes just aren’t where they need to be.
On episode 111 of the Positive Productivity Podcast, which will be my next solo episode, I’m going to be sharing with you how I created- I AM statements, to get through those moments when I can’t go back to bed. And when life just seems to be handing me, trays full of stress so if going back to bed is not an option for you. I encourage you to tune in for this next episode. Until then, however, go forth and make it a positive and productive day.