A couple of months ago I shared some things I do every night to put the house to bed, or to prepare myself for the next day. You can check out that post here: Putting The House To Bed. Today I wanted to share some things I do to start the day on a positive note or “wake up” the day.
I would love to know anything you do the night before or in the morning to make the start of your day as smooth as possible!
1.Get Up Early
I have mentioned before that I typically wake up before the rest of the house. It is something I got used to doing with teaching early English classes and have continued doing even on my non teaching days. I love having a quiet house and time to do what I want to do. It makes such a difference not frantically waking up minutes before you are supposed to do something (ex: wake up the kids, get dressed for work, workout, etc). I look forward to that time and appreciate it so much.
2.Be Intentional With Quiet/Alone Time
I have shared some routines I enjoy doing in the mornings that get me in good mindset and my day started on a positive note. I personally enjoy listening to a faith based training, reading my Bible, and writing in a gratitude journal. This can look different for everyone. Find out what fuels your spirit or gets you mentally ready for the day and integrate that into your quiet time.
IGTV: Morning Routine
3.Organize/Prep Anything Needed
I mentioned that I try to prep as much as possible the night before, however some things have to be done in the morning. I use the last 10-15 minutes of “me” time to get my son’s breakfast together, make my husbands smoothie, pack up his last minute lunch items, etc. It is so nice not feeling rushed with “to-dos” and being able to complete tasks peacefully and joyfully.
I am a huge believer in writing things down and organizing/prioritizing things to do. I feel like life can get extremely overwhelming if there is no game plan. Making a to do list and then prioritizing what needs to get done that day can help you remained focused and intentional with your time. Pick 3 things a day so it isn’t too much and give yourself grace along the way!
We all have different things that make our heart and spirit happy. Do something that starts your day in a place of happiness and joy. Sit and enjoy that cup of coffee of tea. Complete a workout without any interruptions. Take a hot shower. Do simple things that start your day in a positive space to carry over throughout!
What are some things you do to start the day?