3 Key Learnings you will gain from Danielle Peita Graham's interview
- The positive way to start your morning
- How to accept your negative emotions
- How to trust the progress pursuing your dream
Beating the Monday BluesWhat make my Mondays better is keeping a journal for my children and writing things that we are grateful for. It becomes a wonderful ritual that we look forward to doing together. I think it is important to have a positive attitude and grateful heart to start the day. Also, it sets the tone for everything I do and put my mind to. I always remind myself to work hard and try my best in whatever I do as well. We can always learn from the experiences; so never give up even when things are not going well. Believe that things always work out for the best.
6:30 A.M. — Start My MorningMy alarm goes off at 6:30 every morning. I was never really a morning person back in the days, but since becoming a mom I had to embrace changes. These days, I do not like to waste time sleeping in; I cannot wait to get up and start with all that I need to do. I know some people like to meditate after waking up. But I usually meditate at night before going to sleep. I use the help of Headspace for meditation. It has different techniques to help you calm your mind and focus on your breathing.
6:45 A.M. — Cuddle My KidsAfter my kids waking me up energetically with cuddles, I always have my double expresso with manuka honey in the bed. Nothing is better than coffee and love, the best fuel to keep me going! If I feel frustrated and unmotivated in the morning, what I usually do is to read self-help books. They really help me to stay calm, focused and positive. A good friend recently gave me a wonderful book called “The Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down” by Haemin Sunim. It is an amazing book and I highly recommend it.