Do you ever find that you need a couple of things to get you through the day? I have a few things that I do daily, that I feel help make the day run as smooth as it can. Or at least, to make me feel good about my day.
Drink water and exercise
Read for about 15 minutes
Drink my matcha latte
So the first thing I do in the morning is exercise and drink water. I exercise about 4-5 days a week. Now, let me be frank. I don’t exercise because I want my body to be the way it was before kids. I exercise to feel healthy and strong. I exercise because it makes me feel good. To help me do this first thing in the morning, I usually will sleep in my workout clothes. When my alarm goes off, I get out of bed, have a couple sips of water and then hit play on my exercise for the day. It’s usually anywhere from 10 – 20 minutes. It’s usually all the time I have in the morning.
Next, I will get myself ready for the day. And then it’s downstairs for breakfast and my matcha latte. I am one of those people that can’t go without breakfast. I need to eat in the morning. So after a workout, I’m usually hungry and continue to drink my water. While I’m eating, I open up my kindle and read from whatever book I’m currently reading, for about 15 minutes or so. It’s nice to read in the silence of the morning, sipping my matcha latte. Once I am done with reading, I usually have a bit more time before my kids’ wake up. I usually ensure I have my snacks and certain things ready for my day. I then usually have a couple of minutes and will then check my phone for my social media accounts and my email.
I also meditate (almost) every day. I don’t do this until about 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. With the exercise, I feel like I can make it through a good chunk of my day and feel pretty good. But by that 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. mark, I feel I need a reset. So I shut my door at work and do about 5-10 minutes of meditation. This helps me reset for the remainder of the afternoon and sometimes even in the evenings. Meditation, for me, helps relax the craziness of my mind, as it’s always running. And it takes away from some of the stress that I usually feel as soon as I get home with the kids. On days that I forget to meditate, I can tell the difference in my moods.
Do you do anything daily that helps you through the day?