Each day, we provide a series of daily affirmations and reflections designed to help you get that ShineBuzz feeling. We suggest that you read through the affirmations (aloud if possible, in your head if not) and meditate on them for a few moments. You can also choose one or two that speak to you and carry them with you throughout the day. When you’re finished, take a few moments to answer the reflection questions at the bottom in your journal or add them into your meditation, whichever works best for you. Here are today’s affirmations and reflections.

I greet each day with hope and enthusiasm.

The early hours set the tone for the day. I think positive thoughts and remember my strengths. I feel strong and energetic. I look at others with kindness and respect. I give thanks for my family, friends, and coworkers.

I meditate and pray. I turn to my faith for insights and wisdom. I treat each day as a precious gift.

I move my body. I go for a run on the treadmill or practice Tai Chi in the park. I stretch my muscles and strengthen my core.

I eat a nutritious breakfast. I fuel up on protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. I eat an omelet with spinach and mushrooms or drink a protein smoothie with Greek yogurt and berries.

I plan out my time. I clarify my priorities and focus my time and effort on the activities that are meaningful to me. I schedule refreshing breaks to restore my energy and collect my thoughts.

I start preparing the night before. I avoid rushing in the morning by getting an early start. I lay out my clothing and put my briefcase by the front door. I check to see that my children complete their homework and pack their school bags.

Today, I treasure the early morning hours. I set goals and take action. Each day is a fresh opportunity to learn and grow.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are the major advantages of being a morning person?
2. How can I make my morning commute more productive and enjoyable?
3. What is one thing I can do to express my love for others and myself this morning?