Norwegen health coach, Anne-Line talks to us about how a positive mind can benefit your whole day...
Why is it so important to start your day with a positive mindset?
The thoughts and feelings you have first thing in the morning will affect the rest of your day. Every thought, emotion, feeling and situation in the world has different energies and are on different frequencies. By having positive frequency, thoughts and emotions you will attract positive people, surroundings & situations throughout the day. So if you want to be happy, the morning is a perfect time to start attracting positivity!
What's the first thing you should do as soon as you wake up?
Count your blessings! I’ve done this for years now, and do it automatically. Name 3 things you’re grateful for and really feel that gratitude within you.
What should you eat for breakfast?
Whatever you want! I think life’s here to be enjoyed, so do and eat whatever makes you happy. On the other hand I think the foundation of happiness is a well functioning mind and body, so it’s important to fuel our body with enough energy, nutrients and love. I would say a smoothie bowl with frozen fruits, greens and a lot of crunchy toppings would be perfect.
Do you believe in daily affirmations?
Absolutely! What we hear on a daily basis ultimately becomes our truth. So feed yourself healthy thoughts. My favourite is “I’m perfect just the way I am.”
Describe your typical morning routine.
Most days I wake up naturally around 7-8 am and name the three things I’m grateful for. I’m very lucky to live alone and work from home, so I turn on some good music, dance around in my underwear, sipping on hot water with apple, cider vinegar & lemon. Ideally I jump into my sneakers and go for a refreshing run in nature. Next up is breakfast where I usually whip up some 'photo-friendly' oats or a smoothie bowl. I’m a simple girl, so a shower and some bronzer is all I need to feel like life’s on my side. Oh, and a good old morning kiss would take it to the next level, not gonna lie!
If you only had time to do a couple of things to put you in a positive frame of mind what would they be?
Again, gratitude lists. Your thoughts and your feelings is what’s going to determine what your life is going to be like, so guide them in the right direction. Depending on my mood I would also include either meditation or a run. It brings me closer to my inner self, where happiness and unconditional love is waiting for me.
How do you maintain that positivity throughout the day?
A lot of different things happens during a day, both negative and positive. If you’re going to let all the outer things affect your mood, every day is going to be a rollercoaster. So first of all you have to make a choice, every day and every minute, to be happy. You have to really want happiness, and commit to it. Ask yourself why you want to be happy, and remind yourself of that when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. See negative experiences as a opportunity to learn something new, and be grateful for that opportunity. I also choose to believe that everything happens for a reason, so if something doesn’t go the way I planed I assume it’s because something even better is about to arrive.