The trouble with mornings.

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Do you ever feel like your morning routine doesn’t live up to your expectations of what a good morning routine should look like? Or do you have your act together and have a routine that helps you start your day off feeling amazing?

Wake up sleepy head. The trouble with mornings is I am lazy. It is cold, and my bed is so cozy and warm. I am tired and don’t want to get up. The reality of my mornings. My morning routine has been of sipping coffee, half snoozing until it is time to jump out of bed at 7am and get the boys off to school. Then I come home do 20 minutes of meditation and 4o minutes of journaling, this I am proud of and it really supports starting my day in a positive way.

I love curling up in my arm chair, sipping on a cup of tea, and spilling words from my crazy busy mind onto the page of my journal each morning. It just gets my mind into the right space to start my day.

The trouble with mornings is that I am not a morning person. My ideal day would be to sleep in and start the day at lunch time. Which is why I have always loved working an afternoon shift, it just suits my body clock. I love this quote by writer Libba Bray “The trouble with mornings is that it comes well before noon.” I think this sums it up well.

The trouble with mornings is that I have morning routine envy. I read about successful people’s routines and some of them are up early, meditating, reading, and exercising. Then I beat myself up, why am I not doing that. I should be striving for some ideal morning routine. So I remind myself I have tried this all before and it never lasts. The routine I have keeps me happy, fits into my lifestyle, and works on a consistent basis without a lot of effort. In fact, I look forward to it. Being me is gently unfolding into my day, not bouncing out of bed, and jumping enthusiastically into it. We are all different some of us are morning people and some of us are evening people. I know I am an evening person.

My morning glory is a morning routine that works for me, allowing me to slowly unfold into my day. It is lazy, it’s imperfect, and it shows that I am not an early bird riser.

Please share your trouble with mornings or morning glory routine?

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

 

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Ten Blessings Of The Week!

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It’s been a wet and cold week, which has made it very difficult to get outdoors and go for a walk, and those days when walking was possible I needed a coat and umbrella just to keep warm and dry. I have enjoyed these cold wet days, spending most of the cold evenings at home in a nice warm cozy house.  Feeling gratitude and blessed about my previous week is something that makes me feel so much more appreciative about my life.

 

 

This weeks 10 blessings are as follows:

 

  1. Winter is here bringing rain, fog and cold mornings and nights, I am feeling so blessed to have a collection of coats and umbrellas to keep me warm and dry.
  2. I was given a collection of beautiful papers and are feeling blessed that I have been able to decorate the boxes in my linen cupboard. Now when I open the cupboard I feel so good to see such pretty looking boxes.
  3. I currently doing a mindfulness course, I am feeling so blessed that  https://www.futurelearn.com offers this free course, mindfulness is certainly helping me to live a beautiful life. Also loving my morning meditations, so good to start the day with a quiet mind.
  4. Feeling blessed to have a supportive family with my father dropping my son of at school for his exams, so he didn’t have to stress about getting to school. I was off at work that day, and the bus would have got him there too early, and it is a long way to walk.
  5. Feeling blessed for cold nights at home, curled up in a cozy arm chair reading books or watching tv with hubby. These winter’s nights I love staying home, and being a warm contented homebody.
  6. Feeling blessed to catch up with my parents by having lunch out with them and my son. Beautiful meal, at a lovely place, with time to talk and catch up.
  7. Feeling blessed for family movie nights watching Austin Powers and Jaws 2 this weekend.
  8. Order books online at the Library on Friday, Saturday the books were ready to be picked up. Feeling blessed that I have access to a wonderful resource place the local library.
  9. Feeling blessed to have a day out with Mum visiting the craft market followed by the regular Trash & Treasure market. It lovely to have a mother and daughter day out.
  10. Feeling blessed to look out my window and enjoy the site of camellias flowering, they really brighten up my day.

 

 

Quote: “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~Edith Sitwell

 

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON