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10 Actions That Helped Take Back My Mornings

It happens without warning, the day’s turn into nights, the weeks roll into months and soon we are turning the calendar wondering how another year slipped through our fingers?

Casually we remind one another of the swift passage of time, yet somehow we still move as if time is in abundance.

Until life and circumstances prompt us of it passing, rekindling thoughts of wonder.

Too often the days dissolve into another month, another season, another year.

Goals covered with the soot of yesterday’s dreams, sit dormant with no energy to pursue the decision to reclaim our mornings.

Quelling the traps of social media and other distractions that drain the quality of each day guide me towards possibility.

Preparing lists, goals and wishes I set out to discover more with a course correction on wasted time.

Beginning with a new week, a new month or New Year, there are always opportunities to start again.

Eager to kick off a positive intention can commence on a Monday; a new challenge launched in a new month, and of course, the New Year that always illuminates a fresh view of time.

Here are a few of the steps I took to change the course of my days as I plotted to discover a new direction.

  1. Set alarm for 30 minutes earlier to begin tackling my list
  2. Start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water
  3. Get dressed in workout clothes
  4. Spend 10 mindful minutes of quiet or meditation (eventually more)
  5. Write 1-3 morning pages (Julia Cameron)
  6. Set intentions for the day
  7. Eat a healthy breakfast
  8. Complete one task before 9 am
  9. Make the bed
  10. Walk or run 30 minutes

Completing as many tasks each morning created the positive aim towards change and provided the opportunity to engage in the goals I envisioned.

Sweeping the cobwebs of distraction with writing and meditation revealed the possibility of a day.

The first step in transformation is the decision to change. By creating a list of specific steps you spark something new and create momentum.

As the months slid by I noticed small changes appearing. My running improved with a faster 5k, and this strength enhanced the space before me to yearn for more.

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Katherine Hurst
By Tina Zarlenga
Tina Zarlenga is married with two children, sharing stories of inspiration and hope, as well as her journey through grief with emotional essays of life on her website. While searching for a reason to go on after losing their five-year old son Ryan, she discovered that giving back could actually save her. She is enriched by the opportunity and growth that children can bring to our lives. She enjoys giving back with random acts of kindness.

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