The 5 Things I Do in the Morning

There are 5 things I do, in the morning, to start my day off on the right foot:

1.  Make the bed.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  The great feeling of walking into an orderly room, at the end of the day, is well worth those 5 minutes.

2.  Eat breakfast.  Those that know me know I do not skip meals.  I am hungry when I wake up and I know my body needs fuel for the day, so I eat!  I eat anything easy and fairly nutritional and in moderation – oatmeal, cereal, salad, chicken, eggs or pizza.  Obviously, I do not discriminate against eating foods at particular times of the day.

3.  Plan my day.  I sit down, look at my day and plan it out.  What time do I need to be where and what time will I need to leave to get to each place.  Knowing what I need to do allows me to be realistic about what I can get done each day and keeps me on track throughout the day.

4. Take a moment of quiet.  This is an important part of any day…..just being still.  I take a moment to read a devotional, pray and to be grateful.  This moment can really set the tone for your day.

5.  Walk.  I try to walk for at least 30 minutes most mornings.  I have not conquered doing 7 days a week, but I do walk at least 5 days a week.  If it doesn’t get done in the morning, I make sure I get the walk in at some point of the day.

Yes, all this requires waking up at 5:15 am, but these morning habits have served me well, so it is well worth the early wake-up call!  What habits do you need to incorporate into your day?

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