Rolling out of bed, checking your phone, brushing your teeth, a quick change for work, and grabbing your coffee as you fumble with the keys like a circus act all the way to your car?
Our days are filled with distractions, noise, and an ever-growing “to-do” list. But, we’re entering a new year and have the ability to reset routines and habits to form newer, healthier ones.
Before stepping into this world of reaction, allow yourself a slow morning of intention. By starting your morning with breakfast, coffee, or even just a little extra time, you’re giving your mind a little bit of calm before the storm.
Whether it’s silence with a cup of coffee or a short reflection over a bowl of cereal, this extra runway time for your mind can create a healthy mental balance throughout your day. Some even say it allows you to be more productive throughout the day. You can promote this practice to others in your household and invite them to join you – maybe even silently – in creating a slower-paced morning.