I am not a morning person. I never have been and probably never will be. I won’t be one of those moms that can get up at the crack of dawn to workout, make breakfast or brown paper bag lunches, and read my Bible all before my family wakes up (partly because the rest of my family are early risers). That’s just not me.
This morning, however, I chose to get up with baby girl when she was the first one to wake up. I’d had a rough night with back pain and a little boy who wanted snuggles in the middle of the night, but I still decided to get up and give my hubby some extra sleep time. I decided yesterday to try and implement a better wake up routine, one that includes morning Yoga and a bit of self-care. So this morning I got my (big) cup of coffee and then did a morning Yoga routine. I feel amazing.
Usually my morning consists of barely talking, or functioning of any kind, until I’ve had a full cup of coffee. Not today. I’m wide awake, happy, and have already checked a couple of things off my To-Do list. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’m just having a great morning or if it’s really the change in my routine. I’m determined to keep this up, though, so I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough.
I know at some point I’ll have to choose to be this happy, whether it’s tomorrow or when this new routine becomes…well, routine. I know life isn’t always Sunshine and Daisies, but hopefully a little self-care and stretching will help. Another thing I’m pretty sure helped was the worship music I had playing throughout the morning. Never underestimate how your morning begins. Pay attention to the little things as they are what build up and make your day.
Have you implemented your own morning routine? What does it consist of? Are there little things you do to help build up a good day? I’d love to know.