A Positive Start to the Day

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Mornings.  I find most people belong to one camp or the other. There is no inbetween on this one.  You get up singing or you get up grumbling.  I don’t like mornings.  I don’t really feel like I even join the world until the Keurig starts making its whirring sound as it pushes out the nectar of the gods through that tiny hole in about 15 seconds.  I marvel at our technology.  Anyway, I still know the importance of the morning and being ready for the day.  I’m careful to make my lunch the night before and lay out every stitch of clothing I plan to wear the next day.  One thing out of place and I’m doomed to be rushing around and harried.  That harried feeling will stick with you too.  Awhile back, I was going through a stressful time at work.  This got me to thinking about not just preparing for my day physically but mentally too.  What did I do to prepare my mind for the day?  Watched the news as I got dressed?  This was one of the first things I quit doing.  I believe in being informed but not necessarily rehashing all the negative details of every violent crime.  I still listen to NPR’s 7 minute newscast but I leave it there now.  I also get up a little earlier now.  No easy feat for a morning grumbler.  I sit down at my computer, sip my coffee, take my vitamins and then read something inspirational.  Right now I’m enjoying Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening.  It has a passage for everyday and is uplifting and gives me something to think about.  I start my mind with something positive and serene.  This will help carry over into the rest of the day.

How do you start your day on a positive note before all the madness ensues?

 

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