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Morning Routines

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mind over Matter: that would mean my mind, over the desire of my body to stay in bed this morning in the cold, snowy NYC weather. I then remember there is not enough incentive to stay in bed.

I am determined to get back on track and need to remind myself, no matter how many times I have to repeat it, that I must take care of myself mind, body, soul.

I recall when my children where smaller that routine always worked best: established mealtimes, story-times and wake/bedtimes. A routine of play before winding down for the evening. No television or videos. They knew what they could expect from me, and responded in kind. I had very well-behaved boys, no crazy melt-downs, once I learned the structure of a good, solid routine. I've noticed, now that they are teens and don't require the same structure, I, too, have lost my routine. I'm wondering if I can apply this logic to myself to avoid the mental breakdowns I'm having? I notice when I follow the right morning routine, I feel better and I'm less depressed and more motivated to get out of the house. I also find that when I am at work, my days fly by faster, bound as they are by the routine of my career. It always seems to be the down time, the in-between times that cause me the most angst, but maybe I even need to establish some sort of routine for those times too.

Does anyone else feel this way?

I wonder what other people find as their best routine and motivator? I think this is where the community boards will come in handy!

Thanks for listening,

S

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  • FREEDOMSEEKER83
    routine are a great way to get though this. i am slowly building a pretty solid routine for myself. I started off small and growing. They say if you make one small change and keep adding small changes you end up making one big change in the long run.
    2749 days ago
  • HELLOADDISON
    I find routines to be great for me.I find I do so much better when i follow one.
    In the mornings i get up, put on coffee,watch the news and get on Spark and plan goals for my day in my blog, then go threw what I have planed for the day whether it be house cleaning or what ever. Then in the evening I will come back and edit my blog to update if I met my goals and add other things if I like. I must note that this is the routine I am just starting this week and hope it will continue emoticon e.

    I wish you luck.
    2749 days ago
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