My Morning Routine
I am having one of those days where nothing goes as I expect or plan and I feel behind schedule and it's not even nine a.m. When this happens, I feel stressed out and out of sorts. But then, who doesn't feel like that? I had some technical difficulties on my computer (I think I solved them). Also an appointment for early this morning was woefully late not due to me, however, all is well. For now. Gee whiz!
Can you see spring time in my photos? Ah, not only are there blooms everywhere I turn, we had two days in the 90s. What the hell? I had my AC going and sadly could not even bare to crack a window open because the fresh spring air was absent. Starting today, the temps will go down and we will once again revert back to regularly expected seasonal weather.
This week I've really felt the benefits of six months of gym going. I feel stronger and my back has been the best it's ever been. Truly, a miracle! I can lift that toddler and squat and well do just about anything within reason. I've committed to another three months and can't wait to see more results. I'm only going to keep getting stronger.
I've eaten a salad a day for more than two weeks. I'm becoming a little rabbit - lately I like black olives, sunflower seeds, avocado and a chopped hard boiled egg amongst my greens. I've been buying red leave or green leaf lettuce which tastes so good.
My morning routine seems to set my frame of mind for the day. I wake up, make the coffee. With a cup in hand, I sit and write in my journals. One journal is a daily write of the day before and whatever I'm thinking about, I also write my gratitudes at the end. The other journal is more of a prompt or a memory of my past or a reflection on a topic. I read and recite my morning prayers then sketch out a list of what I'd like to accomplish.
Do I accomplish what I list? No. Sometimes. It all depends on what is happening during the day. However, I have it documented so if not today maybe tomorrow. I love that I can rarely forget something.
I keep a calendar planner and a handy notebook for listing.
Sure, I could compile these various notebooks into one, but I like to have separate notebooks for separate tasks. That is what works for me. What does not work for me is to keep appointments in my phone. I don't like it - I LOVE pen and paper the most.
So, do you like pen and paper? or are you digital? Do you have planners? notebooks? or are you flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to appointments or tasks?
I'd love to know!