First Things

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Alarm, snooze, alarm, leap, shower, shave, eat, coffee-coffee, go, go, go.

Rushing headlong into your day is a great way to remain stressed, locked in firefighting mode, and struggling to focus on your most important work. If you find it tough to get out in front of your tasks, look to how you begin your day for some relief. Spend as little as 3 minutes first thing each morning on something rejuvenating.

Try this: commit today to building a new “first things” habit. You might lie in bed for a few moments and think about the things you celebrate in your life. You can do some simple yoga streches. Try watching your breath in mediation. Sing.

Do something each morning that lifts your spirits and watch your stress, struggle, and firefighting fade.

 

In your corner,

Mike

 
Today’s photo credit: benbeck via photopin cc

Comments

2 responses to “First Things”

  1. Debbie Avatar
    Debbie

    Thanks Mike. I can tell you that even a short time in the morning doing yoga or meditation can be a real game changer. My sanity depends on my morning yoga.

  2. Mike Avatar
    Mike

    Thank you. I agree. The mindfulness of even a few minutes pays back handsomely, ya?

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