Are you starting the day on your terms?
Updated: Mar 15, 2022
Are you setting the pace for your morning? Do you wake up and reach for your phone, going through the motions or do you have a set routine? Being intentional with your first moments of the day can make all the difference!
How much time do you set aside for selfcare in the morning? Can you go the first hour without jumping on your phone to check social media or email? When you reach for technology first, you are now starting your day with reaction instead of intention. You are reacting to the emails sent to you, the headlines from news apps, or pictures you see from old friends on your newsfeed living their “best life with a filter.” The reaction state of mind can deplete your energy first thing in the morning and distract you from your desired objectives.
Rise in the morning with enough time to give yourself an hour, with no rushing and no technology. In this time, you can meditate, enjoy that cup of coffee with some peace, or workout to renew yourself for the day. Regardless of what activities you do in this time, they should be for you. When you give yourself the first moments of the day, this helps to position you to be successful. Not allowing the day to skip you!
"Plant your dreams and watch them grow each day!" - Nancy B. Urbach
Yes, schedules can be busy, but the one thing you can control is what time you get up in the morning and what you choose to do with those first minutes of the day. Give your attention to yourself so you are not pouring from an empty cup in service of others at work, in your family, with your friends, etc. Fill your cup each day with what makes you happy or sets your mind for the day. Technology can wait and so can anything else on your phone. Make plans for you and start the day on your terms!