It is a new day and I’m so glad you could join me as we continue our journey toward renewing our minds and improving our self-discipline. If you’re just joining me, you can read my article, “Morning and Evening: A New Self Discipline Journey” to learn more about why I am doing this, and how this may benefit you as well.
With that said, let’s start our morning together!
Before we begin let us take some deep breaths to calm our mind and prepare us for this mornings discipline.
MUSIC FOR A NEW DAY
I personally like to have some soft music in the background, so if that’s something you like as well below you will find a song you can play for the duration of our time together.
PRAYER For Quality Health
Now that we’re calm, let us transition to a time of prayer. Over the next few minutes you can pray on your own or feel free to use the following prayer:
Touch me now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul, and spirit. Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Amen.St. Padre Pio Prayer
AFFIRMATIONS for Quality Health
Affirmations are one way we can speak to our minds and set the tone for our day.
Here are a few affirmations for this morning that you can put in your pocket and carry with you throughout your day.
As you read through them, repeat each one out loud at least three times before moving to the next. Take your time. Close your eyes and say them to yourself as well. Let these words sink into your heart and mind this morning:
- Every day, in every way, I am becoming better and better.
- I have all the energy I need to accomplish my goals today.
- My mind is at peace.
- My wellness is a priority to me.
SCRIPTURES For Quality Health
As Christians, our affirmations should be rooted in the strength and power of God who empowers us and strengthens us to face every trial and every day (both good and bad).
Here are some scriptures that further support the affirmations we just spoke to ourselves. Again, repeat each one three times out loud before moving to the next one. Take your time. Maybe try to commit these to memory as well:
- Jeremiah 30:17a, “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the Lord.”
- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”
- 3 John 1:2, “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.”
- 1 Timothy 4:8, “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
It is indeed a new day and a new journey. Yesterday has passed, and tomorrow has not yet come. Today is the moment we have been given, and we must seize it and live it like there is no tomorrow.
Our challenge today is this: drink more water.
Perhaps this one seems a little silly, but it’s an actionable and attainable goal for ourselves to get more water in our day. Start easy by trying to get at least 1 glass of water with every meal. As the days progress up the amount to try and hit the “general rule of thumb” being eight 8oz glasses of water a day.
From there, you can then try to target more water that is specific to your bodies needs. This is usually based on weight, but generally you should try to drink between half an ounce to one ounce of water for each pound you weigh. If you weigh 150 pounds, then that would be around 75 to 150 ounces a day. This seems like a lot, which is why you should start small and work your way up.
If you’re curious about what benefits you gain by drinking more water, check out the following article:
7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water
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