Dawn Gaden is the CEO of Mind Body Counseling & Coaching, international speaker, counselor and best selling author. Her global coaching program - The Image Shift helps professional women end self doubt and unworthiness using the unique practice of intenSati to amplify your energy and activate a positive state.
Wake Up and Win Your Day: Shift into Your Best Self and Consciously Create Your Desires
What kind of morning person are you? How do you start your day? Have you heard that how you do anything is how you do everything? You may have noticed that when you begin your day happy, motivated and excited your day is much different than if you wake up feeling sluggish, pessimistic, and unmotivated to get going.
And do you know that you get to CHOOSE how you want to think and feel every day? Yes, it’s true! It’s quite empowering to learn that we have the power to think and feel what we choose. Most often we go about life being dragged around and controlled by our thoughts and feelings. We are more than what we think and feel. We are mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual beings. Yet we often neglect the most powerful part of who we are – our spiritual, higher self. Sometimes referred to as the higher mind. My coach and mentor, the late Bob Proctor has said “Remember – no limitation can be placed on you by anyone but yourself. With your imagination, you have a unique ability to draw on an infinite source of supply. There is power in thought.”
Through your imagination, you have access to your infinite source – your spirit, your higher mind. This is where success lies.
How do we create this success you may be asking. Let’s begin at the beginning. Let’s start with a morning practice.
I have identified 3 kinds of morning people – mostly from my own experience!
3 Kinds of Morning People
1. You jump out of bed before the alarm goes off
Wait! What alarm? “My body thrives in the morning, I just wake up with my internal clock, smile on my face, excited for my day!” Doesn’t everybody?!
2. You want to be that person – shiny, smiling ear to ear looking forward to every exciting moment of your day.
But it’s a challenge. You drag yourself out of bed, hitting snooze a few times, faking the smile, but inside saying “Who does this!? Where’s the sun?”
3. Snooze for two hours (or more), hiding under the covers, dreading the day, wishing it was already over.
Making up excuses you could tell why you had to call off work – and you haven’t even opened your eyes! Smile – what’s that? My face doesn’t compute that at this time.
I am quite familiar with each sleep persona. I have been through them all! Currently, I am writing this at 7 a.m. – already completed my 22-minute meditation, journaling, and IG posts. And feeling excited for my day!
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
How did I go from being grumpy snoozer #3 to energized and alive #1 before the sun came up?
PRACTICE is the answer. Desire of course is the way to decide what to practice. I knew the reward for starting my day intentionally, tuning in to my heart’s desires, and connecting to my higher mind, so that I am in charge of my day, not my thoughts or emotions that seem to want to take charge if I don’t.
I am fascinated by the research presented on how our brain waves are impacted by meditation, including work by Joe Dispenza found in this study published in ScienceDirect.
Meditation is the way to choose how you want to consciously feel and think. Creating the vision in your mind helps you shift into the person you choose to be. You can find many meditations including the ones I have recorded on https://insighttimer.com/
I had to want it so bad, that I was willing to give up what stood in the way of me being that person. I had to see myself living as that person, being her, and the actions that followed.
You have to start somewhere. My beginning was the decision, I had to decide – choose that it’s what I want for myself. And I had to know the WHY. Why is it important for me to be a morning person?
I want to feel good when I wake up
I want to be excited about what’s to come
I want to intentionally create my day
Who are you – who do you want to be – and what are you willing to do to get there?
We know things on two levels: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. If you say you want to be a morning person but it’s not happening, it’s because your subconscious mind believes otherwise.
GET YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO
Writing opens the door to the subconscious mind. Morning writing is like opening an unlocked door – the mind is fresh and ready to receive. This is where your spirit lives, your inner guidance.
What do you want?
I am here to guide you. The practice is simple. It does take discipline, consistency, and dedication to YOU. It takes wanting it more than the fear of the struggle. “There is a power within me that is stronger than any external situation”.
Are you ready for the adventure of your life? To discover your life and live it fully – no more hiding behind the snooze, the excuses, the playing too small.
You have the opportunity to live large and out loud right now!
Let’s do this together! I created the Yes! Yes! Journal just for you. 33 days at a time to get tuned in, tapped in, and turned on to your heart’s desires.
I provide you simple prompts to guide you begin tapping into your higher mind and creating the life that you desire!