(Photo credit goes to Jake Mason. Here he is with his wife Kathy. This awesome couple does mornings well… relaxed, happy, and filled with joy.)
For many of us mornings are a busy, groggy, stress-filled race to the carpool lane and/or office. My my… those mornings! I’ve been working for years on our morning routine so that my family and I start our day well. Below are three of the morning rituals I’ve worked in to help me start off our mornings happy.
1. Start the day on your own terms. Set your alarm and get up with plenty of time to prepare for the day- that ‘I’m late’ scramble out the door is never fun for anyone! I love to get up just 10 mins before the rest of my household, giving me time to read a few verses in my bible and enjoy that first sip of coffee (why is the first one always SO good?!) in peace. You will love our new ‘Clean Creamer’ in your morning coffee.
2. Have easy and nutritious breakfast options available. This helps us all get through our busy mornings without the after coffee shakes or growling tummies. My latest summer obsession are these Gluten-Free Berry Muffins.
3. Take time for gratitude. We try to have a few moments together as a household before we all head off to our day’s work. Try naming one thing you are looking forward to in your day and one thing you are thankful for. This habit of practicing gratitude releases endorphins which actually (scientifically) boost your mood, making you ready to engage better at the office, and your kids ready to ace their history quizzes.
What are the morning habits that work for you? Please comment below or share on our Facebook page!