Who wants to start their day distressed and overcome with worry? Not me! Not anyone. But, when we have morning anxiety, then that’s exactly how each morning begins.
So how do we live a fulfilling and peaceful day, after waking up on edge?
Morning anxiety comes from many different sources. Sometimes the morning itself is triggering. Maybe you had a nightmare the previous night, or you wake up into a traumatic flashback.
Regardless of the cause, waking up anxious is one of the worst ways to start off a day. It can seem like your entire day is ruined. You carry that anxiety to bed the following night, repeating the same cycle. Anxiety becomes inescapable.
I used to be stuck in this trap. I’d wake up after a nightmare and push right on into a busy day. I didn’t even give myself a chance to breathe, let alone cope or settle down. This was just about the worst way to start each day.
Fortunately, morning anxiety can be resolved. Even if you can’t yet wake up calm, you can reclaim peace during the day.
There are two essential steps to setting yourself up for calm after a panicked morning, both of which I talk about in this episode of Arien Inspires.
Give it a watch and discover how to live a centered and peaceful day—even after a rough start.
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The better you understand your stressors, the better you can work with morning anxiety. When you know how to work with it, then you can set yourself up with that calming, peaceful routine I just talked about.
Now I’m curious to know:
How difficult is it to get through a day when you don’t stop to take care of yourself? What morning routine will help you tame anxiety?
I would absolutely love to hear your thoughts in a comment below! Your voice is amazing and it means a lot every time I hear from you.
Also, if you have a friend who wakes up anxious, send them a link to this video. Give them the inspiration they need to escape constant anxiety.
Accept your morning anxiety, then treat yourself with love. You need and deserve this compassion every single time you’re stressed.