Good morning, sunshine!
That is rarely my attitude upon waking up. Many mornings, it takes a few snooze-button cycles for me to pry myself out of bed, stumble to the bathroom and take a mostly-asleep shower. After a hot shower, I’m usually pretty awake, but it can be painful before then! My weekday mornings consist of wake up, shower and get ready, maybe throw breakfast and/or lunch together, check email, check traffic/busses, lose track of time, rush out the door to catch the bus.
But I need that to change, because it starts my day off full of stress and panic. Stress and panic are NOT kind ways to treat myself!
“Create a morning ritual. Wake early and greet the day. Watch the sun rise. Out loud, tell yourself that you will not waste this day, which is a gift. You will be compassionate to your fellow human beings, and live every moment to its fullest. Stretch or meditate or exercise as part of your ritual. Enjoy some coffee.”
So for the next few weeks, I’m going to try something new. I’m going to work on building a new morning routine – one that is a little slower and calmer, and has time for everything, including breakfast at home. I’m going to build a morning routine that is designed for weekdays, but will be adaptable to relaxed weekend mornings, too. I’m not quite sure what that’s going to look like yet, aside from involving me going to bed earlier so I can get up earlier.
This is going to be a fun experiment!
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