To mark the start of World Wellbeing Week, mindset coach Jude Daunt is talking us through how to positively change your mood on bad days. You can watch all her advice here via YouTube or on our Instagram page.
We also have Jude’s 10-minute morning motivation ritual in full below, to help you embrace your day.
Find a chair or comfortable spot to sit up straight. Needs to be a relatively quiet area. Mums and Dads may need to escape to the bathroom in turns!
2. FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING
Deep breaths in and out. You can use 345 breathing technique breathe in for 3 hold for 4 breathe out for 5. 1 MINUTE
3. FOCUS ON YOUR HEART
Put your hands on your heart. Feel its power and strength as you breathe into it. 30 SECONDS
4. PRACTICE GRATITUDE
Think of 5 things you’re really grateful for right now. This can be your child laughing, the bright sky, food in your fridge or an achievement you’re proud of. This can be in the past or current. 1 MINUTE
5. INNER STRENGTH
With deep breaths, fill your air with lungs and visualise a warm circle surrounding you (like the sun on your face). A healing warm circle, strengthening your thoughts and energy. As you take a long breath out, I want you to imagine you’re breathing out anxious thoughts and removing them from your thoughts. Do this and keep strengthening the warm positive thoughts and minimising the anxious ones. 1 MINUTE
You should now feel stronger in your thoughts and your breaths and I want you to send this out to 5 people, friends, family, colleagues or someone you don’t even know. Visualise positive energy being sent out to them whilst you continue with the focussed breathing. 1 MINUTE AND 30 SECONDS
This will be the ultimate springboard to support your goals. What are the things you want to achieve the most? What would it mean to get them? How would you feel? What would achieving them feel like? Use the power of your thoughts to imagine you have achieved them now. I personally pick 3 goals as it’s easier to think of 3 and be able to walk through the detail. Fully emerge yourself in these goals, the journey to them and how success will feel. 3 MINUTES
8. EMBRACING THE DAY
Start to bring in normal breathing whilst thinking about the day ahead. What is the thing you want to achieve today that tomorrow you will be grateful for? This can be as simple as being productive or practising patience and understanding. Go step into your day with purpose, energy and clarity. 1 MINUTE