We’re already six months into the year. How’s those resolutions working for you? What changes have you made? Are you still stuck in the same shady job, same shoddy pay, and can’t figure out what’s wrong? Well, if you’re really interested in changing you life, it stands to reason that you need to change your thoughts. An attitude adjustment when it works for the positive is a great way to manage emotions, control outbursts, and create the life you want through intention. If what you’ve tried isn’t working, never worked, never will, here’s a quick way to get re-engaged in the business of you.

mm1. Mantras are a great way to reinforce what it is you believe, want to believe, and want to achieve. Mantras can be short, long scriptures, original thoughts or other people’s motivational methods. For myself, I have several mantras that I can pull out quickly to calm the lioness within and reverse my thinking to manage my responses. When in the workplace, when under pressures from the bosses, when feeling attacked both personally and professionally, I learned to not blow up and tell the bosses what I thought of them. Yes, I wanted to, but instead I recited a mantra I found in the scriptures, words that I meditated upon, spoke to myself, and the more consistent I became, the stronger the connection I felt. A belief. A knowing that what I wanted and what I was doing was working. I was learning to manage my emotions, while learning what it was that triggered those emotions.

“No weapon formed against me shall prosper”
If you don’t have a mantra to keep you in check, find one. Create on. Be one.
Now that we have a better understanding of Morning Meds, consider this scenario:You work for an organization that holds weekly updates with their management team, consisting of you and 5 others. One of your colleagues constantly and consistenly points out problems with your planning, strategy, or the outcomes of your projects at these meetings. By the end of the meeting, the air is thick enough that you would be unable to slice through even with a butcher knife. You notice your supervisor is beginning to nod, as if in agreement with your colleague, and your other colleagues start to avoid you.

Before you answer, give yourself thirty days of practicing Morning Meds: mantra, meditation and mindfulness. Your focus should not just be on the annoying colleague but on all the relationships within the management team. While it is complex, it is not difficult if you have clarity in thought and purpose and know your intent. Practice your morning meds faithfully and you will begin to feel your words gaining power, your sense of self emerging from within and you begin to believe. I call it “strategy.”When you hit the thirty day mark, honestly answer how you will address the challenge at work.

Or, if you’re having a “situation” at your work, and you’re struggling with how to handle it, make that your thirty day challenge. Jot down now what you would do, and in thirty days, jot down what you did. Compare the two.

Answer A: If you felt more anger,found yourself reacting to the anger by defending yourself to your boss, or attacking your colleague back, how many days did you do morning meds? Let me guess, it wasn’t thirty.

Answer B: If you felt a sense of control, the ability to calm yourself, simply be reciting your power words back to yourself, you have mastered the art of response through reason. You have moved beyong reacting.Your morning meds are talking to you…and you’re listening!
Morning Meds are something we all have. A cup of Jo, a pill to take care of our anxiety, a smoke before work. Have you ever paid attention to your morning thoughts? Do you go to bed angry, wake up angrier? Go to bed exhausted, wake up still tired, but also irritated? Having more mornings of “drag and dread” or do you “rise and shine”? What are you thinking about, and how does it define the rest of your day? Getting out of bed can be difficut when you feel so overwhelmed you’re too afraid to manage you emotions and get yourself away from your imagined despair. What to do? I do recommend Morning Meds. Not those pills people pop while praying that the cure won’t kill them.


mm22. Morning meditation is when you consciously and quietly take time upon rising, and meditate on good thoughts, dwell upon devotionals that enhance your self-awareness and enlarge your spirit. Morning Meds allows you to develop your intentions for the day, continue to move toward the purpose that you’re seeking and catch you when you begin to lose your focus.

“Be always strong, and you’ll always be stronger”

When you combine mantras and meditations and practice them…faithfully, you will see the difference.


mm33. Mindfulness is defined as being aware, being in control of what is going on in the present, as well as understanding what led up to the impact on the now.Mindfulness reminds you of you, and what your intention is for the day, for your future. Mindfulness is focus. Focus is strategic: creating mantras to reinforce yourself, meditation to keep your focus on the goal at hand, and conscious awareness in order to be strategic. .Focus carries you through the day, working towards those intentions you set forth.

Now that we have a better understanding of Morning Meds, consider this scenario:

You work for an organization that holds weekly updates with their management team, consisting of you and 5 others. One of your colleagues constantly and consistenly points out problems with your planning, strategy, or the outcomes of your projects at these meetings. By the end of the meeting, the air is thick enough that you would be unable to slice through even with a butcher knife. You notice your supervisor is beginning to nod, as if in agreement with your colleague, and your other colleagues start to avoid you.
Before you answer, give yourself thirty days of practicing Morning Meds: mantra, meditation and mindfulness. Your focus should not just be on the annoying colleague but on all the relationships within the management team. While it is complex, it is not difficult if you have clarity in thought and purpose and know your intent. Practice your morning meds faithfully and you will begin to feel your words gaining power, your sense of self emerging from within and you begin to believe. I call it “strategy.”
When you hit the thirty day mark, honestly answer how you will address the challenge at work.
Or, if you’re having a “situation” at your work, and you’re struggling with how to handle it, make that your thirty day challenge. Jot down now what you would do, and in thirty days, jot down what you did. Compare the two.

Answer A: If you felt more anger,found yourself reacting to the anger by defending yourself to your boss, or attacking your colleague back, how many days did you do morning meds? Let me guess, it wasn’t thirty.

Answer B: If you felt a sense of control, the ability to calm yourself, simply be reciting your power words back to yourself, you have mastered the art of response through reason. You have moved beyong reacting.Your morning meds are talking to you…and you’re listening!