This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!
It’s just been one of those weeks. Each morning I’ve woken with the utmost resistance to the blaring sounds of my alarm clock. I’ve laid in bed going through every reason in the books not to get out of bed. Then finally, when none of my ideas seem logical in the slightest and I realize the time, I jolt out of bed. The pressure of time in turn causes my morning routine to be hasty and stressful. Yet, I always find at least a few minutes for that cup of coffee that will enliven my senses and make the long day ahead seem just a bit more manageable. It happens to the best of us…
Then the weekend comes and my mind still races with what I have to do and where I have to be. But the reality is, there will be no alarm clocks, no desperation for caffeine, and no pressing plans. Time will magically extend for two days. This weekend in particular I want to take the opportunity to appreciate those hours of the morning that always seem urgent. Instead, I want to lay in bed and stare at the ceiling only to let creative thoughts whirl about in my head. Then, when my body finally tells me it’s been fully recharged, I will rise but wait to change out of my nighttime attire. I’ll make my way to the kitchen to soak up the rays of the rising sun and savor the sweet aroma of brewing java.
A morning routine is often overlooked as mundane, but I feel it should really be cherished. Tasks like doing your hair or getting dressed may seem simple, but the truth is your morning sets the mood for the rest of your day. Once we stop rushing through life, we realize how much more of it we really have time for. The way I see it, you should start each day in a positive light!
+What’s your favorite part about the morning?
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