Positivity Tools To Start and End Your Day

positivity tools to start end the dayHere are the positivity tools I use to start and end my day!

I’d love to invite you into my New York City apartment.

Then I’d love to immediately show you the exit door – and escort you to leave.

You might be thinking: “So, is that the kind of hospitality New Yorkers show?”

The answer: Nope. I just want to show you a photo of the back of my exit door – because I want you to see what I see when I leave my apartment to take my son to daycare.

Every morning as I exit my apartment I am greeted by a poster with the words…

“Something awesome is going to happen today. I can’t wait to see what it will be.”

Awesome Door Poster(Note: Yep, that’s one of my posters I wrote/designed!)

I personally love having this daily reminder in my face – to inspire me to keep my eyes open for all kinds of awesomeness – to be what I call “an awesome seeker.”

After I put up this “poster/wall decal” on the exit side of my front door, I soon began a daily practice with my son.

Now, when I drop him off at daycare, I give him a big hug, then whisper in his ear, “Something awesome is going to happen to you today at daycare! Look for awesome things to happen – then I want you to tell me all about this awesome stuff when I pick you up at end of day.”

Later, when I pick him up, I greet him with the question: “So…what awesome things happened to you today?”

He then recounts to me all the best parts of his day.

I love that I’m helping my son to tune into the frequency of awesome – and perk up and appreciate what’s happy in his day!

I love that I’m raising my son to be “an awesome seeker”!

I’m a big believer that mornings are your trajectory for the day.  You must use your a.m. to aim yourself towards where the most joy, love and happiness are to be found!

positivity toolsWith all this in mind, I strongly recommend spending time with your kid(s) every morning before they leave home – even a mere 60 seconds  – making sure that they take a moment to breathe and focus on positive beliefs and an appreciation for the things and people they love. Specifically ask your kid(s) what they’re looking forward to in their day.

Specifically tell your kid(s) to be an awesome seeker – and look for the awesome in their day.

If you teach your child(ren) to face forward into their day consciously choosing to look for the good all around them – raising their awareness to seek out the good – then you can be sure their day will be more filled with good things.

It’s truly important to create a daily morning practice which encourages your kid(s) to go out into the world as  “awesome seekers” – instead of  as “awful seekers” – a topic I wrote a bit more about HERE.

Think about it.

If a rocket ship is aimed wrongly – even off by a few degrees – before it launches to the moon –  it could wind up wrongly reaching Saturn.

Ditto on one’s day.

You want to make sure your creating a morning practice for your kid(s) where they are aimed in a positive thought direction – aimed towards what they want, love and appreciate – so you can increase your kid(s) likelihood of being over the moon about their life!

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This is by far one of my favorite! I start my journal pages with this. It gives me a positive start and it helps to change my frequency when I am not at the happy place. thank you for sharing such a wonderful thought!


What an awesome idea to hang this on your door-makes every day an adventure indeed!!
For my part, I keep a notebook near my bed where I write every night about my daily greatest moments, been doing this for 3 months and I can feel the difference. Now I will add your door mantra to my routine, thank you Karen!!
Love from Paris,

Tanisha Ware

Well, I don’t have your poster (just yet), but I’ve recently started pointing my son in a positive direction in the morning. We say thank you for another day, another opportunity and then we give a list of positive affirmations: “I’m a good boy, son, nephew, student and friend. I make good choices, I consider others and show respect. I’m going to have a good day!!” We end with shouting and smiling about our good day and high-fiving!!! He leaves me smiling and happy.


    Tanisha, I love how you go through a list of positive affirmations with your son. What a great way to reinforce all the positives of who he is.


Loved that bit about even a slight bit off, it’ll make a huge impact on the rest of our day.
I love this because it makes me excited for the many moments that I’m going to be sharing with my son. Even though that’s a couple years from now, I just love being a dad.


I’ve followed you on facebook for some time, but never really commented, and rarely read your posts (sorry). But this one caught my eye, and I clicked on it. I just wanted to say how much I loved this post. And that I will be asking and thinking about the awesomeness in my day, and my childrens’ every morning from now on in.
Thank you

pam nehring

A.M & AIM. I love it and the rocket ship. Thanks for your motivation and fabulous ideas and art and graphics. Keeps me focused too.


You are welcome! Glad you could use it.

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