52 Tiny Changes Archive
Change is so huge, so big, so time-consuming. It is much
easier to keep the status quo.
Does it have to be that way? How about if we change just
a little at a time? We are not remaking your whole life
at once. If you do one tiny change a week, by the end of
the year you will have a better, more vibrant life. Another
positive is with small changes, you have a much better chance
at keeping your new habits.
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Tiny Change #17: Write out a morning
routine that includes personal time, household duties and
Many people say they don't like routines.
It makes life too boring. Well, between kid incidents, work,
writing, fun activities, surprises, accidents, etc. I think
life is exciting enough. I prefer to slide into the day
smoothly, rather than feeling like I am already wiped out.
To ease into the day, what would you like
to do first. Picture your ideal waking up situation. Would
you like to do some inspirational reading? Maybe do some
yoga or meditation? Maybe lie in bed thinking of what you
are looking forward to today?
If you like to exercise in the morning,
you might want to put exercise into your morning routine.
I like to do my walking, aerobics, weight training or yogilates
before my shower.
Now it's time for some grooming. Are you
still visualizing in the shower? Get dressed, do your hair,
put on your makeup.
By now you are probably hungry. I notice
if I eat as soon as I get up, I don't feel as well. I like
to eat breakfast with my kids if I can.
What would make you feel good regarding
your house if it were done every morning? I like to make
sure the breakfast dishes are done, dinner is thawing, someone
has sprayed the bathroom, the living room is picked up (usually
still good from the pick-up the night before) and a load
of laundry is in the washer. I try to get that done before
I leave the house or start my work at home.
Your day feels lighter already!
Does your morning routine need a makeover?
your morning routine with kids
solutions for children with ADHD
A morning routine checklist
you can do this on your own? E-coaching
can help you with that.
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