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.
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
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
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.
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.