Find something beautiful and uplifting to read in the morning (a short story, music lyrics, a quote….)
On paper, copy a sentence or paragraph, writing with your non-dominant hand (for me it’s my left hand).
If you like, repeat the same sentence (like writing lines at school), or continue with another sentence... or just take a few moments to let the idea wash over you.
I like to Google Spanish song lyrics (Manu Chao! ), and day by day copy them, along with their English translation, with my left hand.
This is a beautiful way to learn, and it’s reinforced every time I put the song on.
You can apply this hand-eye training to many tasks...
When I was playing a lot of squash, I would often spend 5 minutes hitting the ball with my left hand.
Not only did I quickly improve with my left hand, it also improved my game with my right hand... maybe because I had to watch and move with greater awareness.
Make flash cards with a simple word on each, e.g "surf, fun, happiness...". Then grab a flashcard each morning, and write uplifting sentences with your left hand.
I used to practice writing sentences in Spanish in this way.
E.g., for the flashcard “surf,” I would write “mi encanta hacer surf” – “I love to surf.”
By the way, this is equally nice without the Spanish twist. Some words I used are “learn, travel, help, patience, belief, surf, feel great, vision, 100 percent.”
Fabulous idea to add to my morning gratitude journaling. 🥰
Thank you - great idea. Will try it with my French and poems
It looks like a calm way to start the day. 🏄♂️