For many women, your day starts running from the morning your alarm goes off.
Kids, breakfast, showers… Maybe you throw in some exercise and a few emails…
By the time you get to work, get the kids to school or start your official day, the few morning hours feel like a week.
But when you start your day in a frenzy, you set up your nervous system to be on overdrive. You train yourself to see daily activities as fires to put out. Your energy may hit a wall by mid-morning because you deplete your night’s rest so quickly.
Mornings are important.
You need to take time to refresh your body, set your intention for the day and begin a daily pace that is life-affirming, not life-draining.
This is not news. You are probably nodding in agreement. But when it comes to adding one more thing to your morning routine, it seems like more work and more craziness. You may imagine setting your alarm clock even earlier just to fit in “me-time.” Eventually you decide that stress relief activities add stress.
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