As people, we tend to consume ourselves with the chores of daily life: going to work, caring for our family, caring for our home. By the time the day is over, you do not know which way you are going, as long as it leads you to a bed. Unfortunately, ce la vie, but there is no reason that life should make you tired and stressed. There is a way to bring peaceful happiness into your life.

Start by beginning your day before the world does. Wake up between 4-5 am. Yes, it will be hard in the beginning, but you will get used to it. At this time, the world is quiet, and there is this serenity in being the only one up in the world before the sun has even set its rays into the night sky. It is at this time that you drink a cup of water to wake your body up and get your body moving. Set an incense and do some early morning yoga or meditation.

Personally, I find that early morning shower meditation internalizes the same calming energy that I feel in the world when I first wake up. Since I have been starting my mornings this way (almost a year now) I feel more energized and happy throughout the day! It no longer feels like a chore to have to go to work. Work has become something I enjoy to do. I view the world in a different light. Instead of, "Ugh, I hate work. There are so many other things I could be doing," my thought patterns have become more positive and transformed into, "I am so happy I have a job that allows me to provide for myself. Yes, there are so many other things I have to do, but they've been waiting this long – they can wait a little longer."

It was these simple changes that I made to my routine, drinking more water, waking up earlier, meditating that completely changed my whole perception of the world. That is positive energy. I have found love in bettering myself. I have found love in the beauty that is in the world. And this love has brought me positive energy, so much so that my whole outlook on life has changed.