Don’t Let the Day Scare You Awake

The start of a new day is scary and like most scary things we try to avoid it. The way we most often avoid it only makes the scare worse.

Get out of bed early — an hour or more if you can.

Do not look at your notifications. Do not read email or texts or comments. The only thing to use your phone for this early is music, non-emotional and non-news podcasts, or games. Wake up easy, no need to rush.

The day isn’t here yet.

Drink something warm. Read something easy. Sit down and try not to think. Then plan how you will attack the day because it is coming and when it comes you’ll be a little more ready.

July 22, 2019