Jan 30, 2013

The good lie-in

This is the time of year I always dream of a long lie-in...who am I kidding, I always love a good lie-in independent of the season. Anyway, I do try to have some routines to start the day with happy intentions even though it´s often (too) early. I´m very inspired (and jealous of bringing that cup of tea back into bed), of how life guru Louise Hay describes her morning ritual, and how she actually uses the bedroom, not only for sleep:

"I have this little routine I’ve done for years. The moment I wake up, I snuggle my body a little more into my bed, feel the feeling of the bed, and I thank it for a really good night’s sleep. I do this for a few minutes as I start my day with positive thoughts. I tell myself things like: This is a good day. This is going to be a really good day. Then I get up, use the bathroom, and thank my body for working well. I spend a little time stretching. After I do a few stretches, I make a cup of tea and take it back to bed. I love my bed. I’ve had the headboard specially built at an angle so I can lean up against it when I read or write. I’ve carried this headboard with me for years. It’s an example of something I’ve done to make my bedroom special and comfortable—a sanctuary. It’s a lovely place to be.”

Louise Hay on how to start the day in a good way as told to Cheryl Richardson.

(Image from Pinterest via houseandhome.com)