Many people would have us believe that going through life as though on a well-worn path can promote apathy, boredom and even anxiety. There are oodles of books urging us to find the new us and step out of our comfort zones.
What's the very first thing you do when you wake up? If your answer is "check my email," "curse my alarm clock," or "start making a to-do list," you are missing the chance to begin your day with the sense of peace and purpose that will give you focus.
How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, and essentially how you live out your life, which is why I believe an effective morning routine can transform your outlook and make an epic difference in your life.
Entrepreneurs are busy people. We have a lot on our plates, and we would like to think we are very productive people. But, are we operating at our most productive levels? I invite you to take a short quiz today, focusing on morning productivity, to find out.
I teach my own kids lots of things. I teach them how to empty the dishwasher and that smelling like trash isn't a good way to make friends, and gossiping isn't a good way to keep them. I teach them every moment I am with them, only it's not math. It's just life stuff. Life stuff is good.
Every morning, my 12-year old daughter has a fit when it comes to getting dressed. By the time I drop her off at school, we're either yelling at each other or not speaking. I'm not willing to buy her a new outfit every week. What should I do?
Getting kids dressed, fed and ready for school might sound easy, but we all know the reality isn't so simple, so we reached out on Twitter and Facebook to find out what strategies parents use for taming morning madness. What methods work for you?
Once again, Becca and I made the walk of shame to the office for another late slip. The second one in three days. Becca smiled at me and said, "It's okay, Mommy. It's a new school. You hats to get used to it, just like me."
My morning routine wouldn't be complete without putting on an episode of some trashy television show (this morning it was last night's "GCB") that I can watch and/or listen to in the background while I'm getting ready.
We must take time for ourselves at the start of our day. This time will enable us to center ourselves and channel our focus. My morning routine consists of the following activities that give me a peaceful start to the day.
Have you ever had one of those mornings where no matter how hard you try, you cannot pick out an outfit? After arriving late too many times because I could not pick out a suitable outfit, I was determined to take action.