OK, I’ll admit it – when it comes to mornings, I’m not exactly in my best form.
Usually I’m grumpy, I’m annoyed at myself for staying up later than I should have and want to throttle anyone that speaks to me before I’ve inhaled my morning coffee.
However, I have decided to make a change.
This year (well, starting now) I’m going to be one of those “morning people” I hear about.
Sure, I might not exactly hop out of bed chirping like a bluebird but at least I’ll be pleasant.
1. Decide to be nice.
Before my feet hit the floor I’ve started taking a few minutes to decide to be nice. I know how ridiculous that sounds but hear me out, because I think it’s really helping. I just take a few minutes to assess what’s happening during the day and then I try to leave my comfy bed in the right frame of mind.
It’s a big change from my usual bed exit which is hurried, agitated and frantic. It actually doesn’t have to be. I set the alarm a couple of minutes earlier (or if I’m woken by one of my kids I just pull them in bed with me and make them lie there while I get my head straight).
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2. Sit down and enjoy breakfast.
Again, probably something that sounds so minor yet can make such a huge difference to your day. Before I was guilty of a half-eaten piece of cold toast shoved down my face on the way to the car. It was never enough, and it was never enjoyable.
Now, I’m taking the time to sit with my kids and enjoy a bowl of cereal (which is much better nutritionally). I’m finding that I feel better and I’m also avoiding a sneaky trip to the coffee shop mid-morning for a naughty treat.