Though we can't control our circumstances, we can choose how we approach each day.
We all have challenges we can't eliminate from our lives. However, the choices we make about how to care for ourselves can either help or sabotage our efforts to get through those obstacles triumphantly (in God's grace).
For instance, when we go to sleep, how much caffeine we have late in the day, how late we're in front of a screen, how hydrated we are, and even whether we're actively pursuing gratitude and service. Any of these (and more factors besides) can make the difference between a great day or a poor one. No matter how challenging it is.
Just like you, every day I have to make the same choices — in my body, mind, and spirit. Some days I fail miserably or can't keep up. Some days, I'm on fire. 😉 Yet I keep trying, and that's what I hope for you, too.
So in today's episode, I'm sharing the 5 steps I follow to start my day great. And it begins the night before…
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Tip of the Week: Sleepy Tea Recipe
In this post, Andrea shares 10 herbs to help you get better sleep — plus 3 sleepy tea recipes. The recipe I shared in this podcast is for a simple tea using equal parts lavender and chamomile. Get the full scoop and recipe here.
How to Start Your Day Great — 5 Steps
Here are the steps I mentioned in the podcast.
1. It starts the night before with a good night's sleep. Check out previous episode #93 — Sleep Smarter for more info.
2. Rise and have a good drink of water (or tea, etc.). More info: Start your day with this!
3. Take 15 to 30 minutes of quiet time. I pray, do a quick journal entry (using this template), and plan my day. What's your quiet time like?
4. Exercise (if it's an exercise day).
5. Hit the day hard! 😉
What do you think keeping a routine like this can do for your day, your life, your family, your health? Please share in the comments. Also share what your ideal morning routine is like.
And –> In next week's podcast, I'm talking about nourishing breakfast. So come back for that!
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Anything to Add?
I would love to hear from you! Do you have questions for me or comments about anything shared in this episode? What's your ideal morning routine? How do you ensure a good night's sleep?
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