*When you wake and open your eyes, before sitting up, before getting to your feet and leaving your bed (or couch or futon or floor), take slow breaths, fully, inhale and exhale. Start with a count of three breaths–the “cleansing” breaths.
*Let your mind clear.
*Push out the thoughts that jump in right away to start dictating the day to you in schedules and responsibilities and this and that.
*Once clear, attached to no specific thoughts, say thank you in your mind. Picture everyone and everything you are thankful for. Say thank you a few times, a dozen, as many as you choose.
*Smile and notice how smiling makes you feel.
*Three more cleansing breaths, full-inhale and full-exhale, and then sit up.
*Stand and start your day, all that you have to do, and notice how well this positive energy stays with you when you let it in first thing.