I can't be the only one who often wakes up in a funk? Recently I have been having the most irregular sleep patterns, and before you tell me what to do- let me stop you, I do everything wrong. I know I know...
But what has been seriously helping the most is starting my morning off right! I used to be the person that immediately checked every form of social media, scanned my emails and made my opinion of the day before I had both eyes completely open. Not anymore, and I am so much better for it.
My weekends are much different, but during the week I have been doing my best to stick to this routine.
Before I check to see how many times my boss has emailed me before 5am (you'd be surprised...) and before I internally compare myself to the beautiful faces on Instagram - I crank up my Pandora (sorry neighbors!) and take a moment to set my intentions and space for the day. Currently I'm on a female classic country kick, but last week it was 60s French pop. You'd be amazed what a little Patsy will do for you in the morning!
Next up, getting up. As I get up I repeat a mantra that feels right to me a few times, my current one is "I have the tools, resources and capabilities to handle anything that comes to me today" it really empowers you to dig deep when needed, reach out when needed, and bye Felicia when needed.
After I am "up" I generally switch got a podcast with some kind of general badass vibe. I am loving Kaitlyn Bristows (of Bachelor(ette) fame, don't judge) Off the Vine, podcast right now. I would like to think that we would be friends in real life, she has an easy conversational style - similar to what I strive for on this blog. And wine. Lots of wine.
Once I'm up dressed and ready, Bones and I head out the door for work (yes he comes with me everrrrryday, I couldn't leave that sweet baby at home all day!).
I generally don't eat or drink anything during the week until I get to work - it just slows me down too much (before you get all Mom on me, I have a full kitchen and if you have ever seen me know that I aint missing any meals honey).
If I have a few minutes left on the podcast I will finish it in the car, if not I have been letting good ole Siri pick something for me - and ladies (I think you're mostly ladies that read this, and if not holla in the comments below!) she has not let me down. We shake our laffy taffy, we say hello to our friends in low places, we look what you made me do with the best of em. Your commute might be the only 20 minutes you have to yourself each day so what not just do what feels good?
What do you do to start your day? Are you a paper and coffee person? Are you a social media scroller? Are you a quiet peacefully morning kind of person? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
XOXO | SLL