September 25, 2023 / My Writing
As we enter a new season of life (with both kids in school!!) I’ve been thinking a lot about our routines and morning habits. I’ve always been a glass half-full person, so optimism isn’t necessarily a hard reach for me. I’m also sensitive, and oftentimes thrown off if something doesn’t go according to plan. It could be something as small as a meeting running long, or something as big as receiving disappointing news. It could be heavy traffic, an unexpectedly sick kid, or a workout I didn’t get to. Big or small, the changes used to admittedly impact the overall mood and productivity of the day.
Toward the start of this year, it was a focus of mine to develop morning habits that would set the tone for my day — regardless of what went right or wrong. I wanted to feel productive, patient, and positive on the best days and the worst days – because we all know there’s always both. I wanted to take control of how I wanted to feel, not how the circumstances of the day would make me feel.
A few things I started to implement that give me more control over my day:
Hope this helps! A reminder, I don’t believe in trying to implement a lot of changes at once. Even trying one new habit at a time gets us closer to how we want to feel. It took me several months to implement all of this consistently, but I have noticed an overall calmer way of being, and I like having control over how I want to feel each day.