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Morning Routine - Simple and Focused
A morning routine is important to start your day. Just like everything else in my life I like SIMPLE!
When I wake up in the morning I'm not quite ready to face the day. I need a little nudging and over the years I've found that I have to be slow and steady! The morning routine that leaves me feeling ready to take on the world takes only a few simple steps to create calm and to help me focus on what I need to do for the day.
5 Steps to a Simple Morning Routine
Coffee - I always start my day off with a cup of fresh coffee. There's something about it that grounds me....the aroma and the smooth taste ease me into my day.
A pretty cup is a necessity for me. Too often I go for practical but having my coffee in a pretty cup makes me feel special. It's a very small thing but it makes a difference...if you don't already do that give it a try! I switch mine out to suit my mood - sometimes bold...sometimes sassy....sometimes the good china.
Next, I add a cloth napkin - usually one of my vintage ones. They stand up to the test of time and they help to continue the mood of calm. I also add a fancy spoon to the mix. Sometimes it's an antique silver spoon, sometimes it's a spoon from the good set of silverware and sometimes it's a spoon from my Pioneer Woman set.
To keep things simple (remember, we want to avoid anything complicated - it's morning and we want to start the day off as stress free as possible!) I add International Delight Simply Pure Coffee Creamer to my coffee. Simply Pure contains only 5 ingredients including real milk, cream and cane sugar and a little goes a long way. The flavor is delicious and it's the perfect creamer to keep the simple and uncomplicated flow going.
Next, I pull out my planner and check what's on the agenda for the day. Anything I need to add to my to-do list I do now. If I wait until later in the day I tend to feel a sense of panic about missing something but this morning quiet time seems to be my best time to focus on the big things and write them down. It adds order to my day without being overwhelming. A pretty planner helps, too.
This isn't on my list but when they are available I cut some fresh flowers from the garden and add them to a small vase - flowers make every day seem brighter!
I get my International Delight Simply Pure while I'm out shopping at Walmart. There are 3 purely tasty flavors, Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut so there's something for everyone and I purchase one of each....I like to change things up when it comes to my morning coffee - I'm wild and unpredictable like that! 😉
What does your morning routine look like? If you have any tips to share or any special things you do I would love to hear about them!