I have heard of the concept of “Morning Questions” for years. Like many personal development ideas, it has been relegated to the “what a great idea (but I won’t really do it)” category. The idea behind the practice is to to make a deliberate choice with regard to your first thoughts of the day.
It is easy to see “Holy Crap! Is it 6:00 am?” as not being the most powerful way to start your day. But why does making a conscious choice make a difference? The reason is our mind is ALWAYS asking questions and GETTING ANSWERS.
“What is for Breakfast?”
“What should I wear today?”
“Why is the top off the toothpaste again?’
Humans can’t help it, unless we consciously put something else there our mind will find something to ask and these mundane time fillers really have no important impact. We will mange to handle these things whether we fill our mind with them or not. Instead if we ask things like:
“What am I grateful for?”
“What is the best thing that could happen to me today?”
“In what ways is today going to be totally awesome?”
Our mind will do it’s best to answer them and send us in those directions. Because our mind is hard wired to do it’s best to answer it doesn’t even matter if your if your question is based in reality. Of course with this being the case, isn’t it worth it to make those questions extremely empowering?!
I have shared previously about my ongoing difficulty with starting a meditation practice and while similar in intent, developing a morning question practice seems so much more doable. So what will my questions be?
This week I think I will start with:
“What can be done today to forward my mission to leave the planet a better place then when I arrived?”
“How can I make this a great day for my family?”
“What inspiring and quirky thing do I want to try, for the fun of it?”
How about you? Do you already have a practice to ask empowering morning questions? If you do, or are planning to join me in starting one, what will you ask?
Here are some great resources on the power of morning questions:
- How to wake up every morning on the top of the world. -From the Tiny Buddha.
- Using questions to change your mindset. -From Advanced Life Skills
- Empowering Morning Questions – Hardwire Yourself For Positivity
- Wake Up Happy! Powerful Morning & Evening Questions – From Adventures in Expanding Happiness
- What about your life is perfect? Morning Power Questions – From The Skool of Life