The Miracle Morning! Have you heard of it? It seems everyone I know, including me, is on a mission to reclaim their mornings. It seems like all the good stuff has to happen in the morning to make it a great day. So as I’ve been planning and adding to my mornings, I’ve shared it with you here and here. I’m now jumping on the bandwagon. Ugh, I’m so not a bandwagon girl, but here we go. I’m reading the Miracle Morning. I got a free chapter from a podcast I listen to and I’m in! My mentors in business, friends and seriously seems like everyone on my Facebook timeline is into it. So while I dive in, I thought I’d share some things that I KNOW can start your day off on the wrong foot. Indulge me, will you?
Skipping breakfast – Big no-no, right? So many people do it though. Some people skip it as a way of dieting, others just don’t like to eat in the morning or don’t feel they have time.The thing is skipping breakfast, or any meal for that matter typically makes you gain weight. When you skip meals your body stops trusting you to feed it and holds on to everything you do feed it.
Looking at Facebook – Isn’t it crazy how this social website has become an integral part of our every day? Seriously! The thing is, it’s a black hole! Once you log on, it’s way to easy to get sucked in. Before you know it, a chunk of time has passed and you’re already behind on things you need to do.
Checking email – Same idea as above. Whatever it is can probably wait until you’ve had some grub, no? I used to check my work email as soon as I got up. It didn’t do anything but get me stressed about ALL the stuff I needed to do/fix once I got into the office. I could have saved myself the stress, enjoyed my morning and been in a better mood to deal with the stuff once I got there.
A loud alarm – My husband used to set our alarm to that annoying beep. It startles me every time. Because of it, I would wake up with a stank face + attitude because I was annoyed by the alarm. We’ve compromised and now wake up to music. And it starts out low and gradually cranks up. Perfection.
Rushing in the morning – This is an easy one to get caught up in. We tend to want to get a much sleep as we can. That leads to waking up at the last minute or over sleeping. So we end up making a mad dash through our morning routine. That rushing makes me cranky! My kids have no cares in the world and don’t care that we may be late for for whatever because they wanted to play with a toy or take forever to brush their teeth. They are unbothered. I am the opposite. lol To help with that, I end up doing as much as I can the night before so that their dragging in the morning doesn’t throw everything off. Also, becasue I’m less stressed they tend to move faster. Who knew?
One great way to start your morning is to remember this:
What’s your best tip for starting the day right?