Morning Moments that can Make your Day

There is a quote that says: “Your day is defined by how you spend the first hours of your day”.  I find this statement to be very true.

My job can tend towards a more hectic environment. So, I like to begin my days on a lighter Zen note to attract a calmer day.  I’m a big believer that if you put positivity and light into the universe that’s what will come back.  When it comes to my mornings there is a few things that are very important to starting my day.  You must create the life you want live.

SUNLIGHT

Mornings usually start for me around 6AM. First thing in the morning I open all the blinds on the windows to let in the natural light from the sunrise.  If I get a chance I’ll turn on the candles for a little while in all the rooms as well.  The sun light starts to creep in around 7AM and I love all the natural light.  It’s really calming.

YOGA & MEDITATION

In the first hour of my day I like to do something that will do my body good.  I like to alternate between a light 20-minute morning flow yoga session and a 15-minute mediation time.  Alternating between these two Monday -Friday and reserving the weekends for a nature walk around the gardens in our complex is best.  After this I just jump in the shower and get refreshed.  Stepping out of the shower to the sun shining bright through the living room.  It’s just a perfect start to the day.  Rain is common in Miami so occasionally, that change is nice as well.

Remember to be grateful for all aspects of nature.  They each serve a purpose and do the earth good, which in turn, does us some good.

Try: Yoga by Candace

COFFEE TIME

After I get out of the shower I head to the kitchen and turn on the coffee pot and start brewing our favorite breakfast blend.  I like to brew a pot in the morning so I can have my coffee and so my husband can take some with him to work as well.  When my husband is traveling I will just use a pour over to make a single cup for myself.  While the coffee is brewing I like to use this time get ready for my day.  Side Note: If you’re looking for some cute coffee mugs you have to check out Rae Dunn, an artisan houseware brand with the cutest stuff for the home.

Favorite Brand: Folgers Breakfast Blend

MORNING JOE

Around this time, I usually switch on my TV to my favorite morning show which is ironically Morning Joe on MSNBC.  Keeping up with current events is important for me.  I found this morning show during the election last year and I haven’t stopped watching it since.  I usually let this play while I am getting ready.  What I like about this show is that I don’t really have to watch I can just listen and I still know what’s going on.

BREAKFAST BREAK

I’m a slow-mover in the mornings and I like to take my time.  After I am done getting ready I will take about 15 minutes to eat some breakfast & drink some coffee.  It’s important to get something in my stomach before I head to work.  Once I get to work it doesn’t stop.  This part of my day is important, so no matter how late I am I make sure this gets done.  Breakfast could be anything from a couple scrambled eggs & ham, oatmeal or if I’m rushed I’ll go for a pack of Belvita. I like to keep it simple.

GET READY & GO

Now that I read this, it appears there are lots of elements to my mornings.  However, they all flow so naturally into one another.  After all this I am ready to just get dressed and head to work.  My morning consists of 2 hours and I like to use them to create the vibe for the rest of my day.  Not every morning is perfect and sometimes I am running late or don’t have much energy so, as long as I get a few of my faves into my morning, It’s all good.  Sometimes it’s nice to change your routine.

 

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