Who doesn’t want to wake up excited about the day ahead? Or go to bed looking forward to tomorrow?
The reality is that many people wake up with anxiety or depression. In many cases this is simply an old habit we’ve never questioned. We become victims to these old patterns.
As many of you know, I’m flying back and forth to New York city to record my next CD. I’m working with Ben Wisch, a Grammy award-winning producer/engineer. On our first day, we spent lots of time talking about our lives since the last CD we made together. One of the topics of discussion was depression. Both of us have dealt with depression, and while we’ve each done many things to help heal that pattern – we also shared a few practical tricks that have kept us in a place of true happiness, even when things get challenging.
Ben shared a simple technique that he does every morning and night. He said that when he wakes up each day, he tells himself, “This is gonna be a great day!” And when he goes to bed, he says, “Wow. What a great day! I can’t wait for tomorrow cuz it’s gonna be such a great day!” When he told me about it, he said it with his own inflection and in his own language – and he said it in such a way that I really got how well this technique works for him.
I loved it so much that I did it every morning and night this week – even when I didn’t get enough sleep, or when I had some anxiety or self-doubt about the recording – and it always worked without fail. I imagined that inner little kid inside that used to get excited about the least little trip or summer day or the ice cream man. And I’d let her say, “Man, this is gonna be a great day!” And any anxiety or fear just fell away instantly.
It’s amazing what the simple act of deciding can do.
I even shared it with my husband and he started saying it to me when he called me first thing in the morning.
So, I’m offering this technique for you to try this weekend – and for the rest of your life if you choose.
And hey, it’s gonna be a great weekend!