Dear Dr. Guterson - I’ve tried yoga, jogging, meditation, mindfulness, and marijuana. How should I start my day? This is a great question because how you start your day is the key to a life well lived. Unfortunately, there are many people who simply wake up and trudge through their day. Life becomes ritualistic, boring, without excitement or purpose.
How about starting your day with feelings and thoughts of gratitude? Yes, gratitude. To wake up every morning and be thankful that you woke up, that you’re alive, with eyes and ears and feet and a brain - and a soul. To show appreciation. When one is grateful, then life is not just about you and your needs.
The world awaits your smile and energy! It all starts with gratitude.
(And I thank YOU, with gratitude, for your question.)