52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change #17: Write out a morning routine
that includes personal time, household duties and family
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
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
Your day feels lighter already!
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