The alarm goes off and you hit the snooze button...again, again, and again. By the time you turn it off, you're flying out of bed scrambling to get ready so that you can get out of the house on time.
Does this sound familiar?
It does to me. I used to wonder why I would always feel so rushed and behind when I got to work in the morning. Hello?!
Then I read Hal Elrod's book, The Miracle Morning, and it changed the way I viewed my morning. I started getting up over an hour earlier (thus, I started going to bed an hour earlier) so that I could have some time to myself in the morning instead of sprinting the minute my feet hit the floor.
Hal gives suggestions about how to start your morning. Check out this YouTube video, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. It gives a summary of Hal's acronym S.A.V.E.R.S. and how you can start your morning on a much more positive note.
I took Hal's ideas and tweaked them to fit my lifestyle. Here's what I make sure I do every morning:
*Take my thyroid medicine and drink a glass of water (and feed the cat)
*Do a 10 minute guided meditation
*Do my bible study and pray
*Complete my morning 5-minute journal entry
*Stretch and/or workout
*Read if I have extra time
My morning routine takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes. If I have the extra time to read then I add 30 minutes.
I'm at a place in my life where I have more time to myself. I completely understand all the busy moms and dads out there going from one place to another trying to keep it all together (been there, done that). However, it isn't impossible to squeeze 10-15 minutes for yourself each morning. It's all in changing the mindset and prioritizing yourself at the beginning of the day.
Trust me, if you start with yourself first thing in the morning, you will find more peace and contentment in your day.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.