From good to gold, it is all in our hands!

1:36 AM


"ನಿದ್ದೆಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಿತ್ಯ ಮರಣ
ಎದ್ದ ಸಲ ನವೀನ ಜನನ
ನಮಗೆ ಏಕೆ ಬಾರದೋ"

These lines are from a poem called 'Yugaadi' by Jnanapeeth award winner Sri. Da. Ra. Bendre. Through these lines, the poet wonders why we are not reborn every time we wake up from sleep – so that we can start every day afresh, with a clean slate.

Even though such a thing would have been wonderful (don't you think so?), there is hardly anything that we can do to make it happen in the real world.

But to think that every morning is a new birth? Wouldn't that be a great way to start the day with loads of freshness?

Read this: “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

Nope, I did not come up with this inspirational statement. Gautama Buddha did, apparently.

How can we make sure that every morning is so fresh for us, that we can face life with full energy for 12-18 hours?

Hoping that we have a "good" morning does not really suffice. At least that is what I think.  

So what can we do to turn good mornings into Gold Mornings?
Here is my take:

The preparation for a gold morning begins on the previous night itself. One of the most important steps of this preparation is to have a good night’s sleep. First of all, make sure that you are done with all the day’s tasks on time. If something can be done today itself, do not procrastinate. Be done with TV, mobile and tablet at least 30 minutes before going to sleep. The earlier you are able to do that, the better.  

And then, try to relax. Listen to soft music. Read a book. Spend some time on your favorite hobby if you have one (no, facebook and twitter do not qualify!) and then, drift off to sleep. And make sure that you sleep well. Yes, as simple as that.

Mornings, on the other hand, could be tougher. We are known to have noisy mornings, aren’t we? With office goers, school kids and maids all competing for the available “resources”, deadlocks are bound to happen. And with deadlocks come noise. And then there are newspapers that do not arrive, juicy gossips the maid can’t resist from sharing, electricity that decides to take a break and so on.

If you want your morning to be a gold morning, just stay calm. Do not worry about any of these. If you think this is difficult, don’t talk to anyone for sometime after you get up. Think of all the good stuff from yesterday, and things that can make to feel good today. Don’t worry about things that can go wrong – just remember that Murphy fellow, and smile!

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