Life is tough, Y’all! But I’ve began to realize that I don’t have to allow that to make everyday be a “bad” day. That’s right, I said “I don’t have to allow” want to know why? Because I’m in control of my attitude, my thoughts, what I deem as important and irrelevant.
I’ve realized that there are a few things I can do to set myself up to have a good day. This doesn’t mean that nothing bad or frustrating is going to happen, it just means that I’m taking away the things that stressed me out so much that when something tiny didn’t go as planned I would explode!
The 10 habits I’ve gotten into that really help get my mind ready for each day.
1.) DON’T hit snooze! — this one is SO hard for me. I am the furthest thing from a morning person, but I realized the more I hit snooze, the more time I wasted, which resulted in me being stressed out about there not being enough time in the day.
2.) Make your bed — I thought this was just a teeny tiny, insignificant detail that didn’t make a difference until I started making my bed everyday. There’s just something about a made bed that makes me feel like I have my life together – at least for a few minutes. Haha
3.) Get out of your Pajamas — the longer I stay in my pajamas, the longer it takes for me to actually wake up. I cannot tell you how many times I would make my bed, just to fall back asleep because I wasn’t dressed. You can even just put on comfy clothes, but whatever you do, GET OUT OF THE JAMMIES.
4.) Read your Bible — I cannot stress enough how important this step is. Don’t read it just to cross it off your to do list though.. dig into it, plant your feet in His word so that He is the one guiding you throughout your day.
5.) Spend time in prayer — it’s not enough to just read the word, pray over it! Ask God to help you live out His word every. Single. Day. He’ll help, you just have to ask. This will help you handle life in a Christ like manor rather than a worldly manner.
6.) WORKOUT — it doesn’t have to be super intense. You could even just stretch! But do something to get your body moving, I promise you’ll thank me for this tip later.
7.) PICK A SONG — you’re probably like why?! But really, do this for a week and just notice how much better your days are. Pick ONE song to listen to EVERY morning after you workout. Make it one that speaks to you, for me currently it’s How Can it Be? By Lauren Daigle. This just rejuvenates me after working out, and reminds me that I have a purpose.
8.) Eat a good breakfast — Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, if you don’t have enough time to fix breakfast every morning find a good protein shake, one that will actually keep
You full. You can find my favorite one here, (it comes in chocolate and vanilla and doesn’t have that weird chalky taste). — you can either purchase this at wholesale, justbagree to try something from the company for three months, or retail!
9.) Get Ready for the Day — I’ve used this phrase a lot, but by this I mean if you wear makeup, put your makeup on, fix your hair (even if it’s just a messy bun). You don’t have to get dressed to the nines, but you’re going to feel better and be more energized if you put on clothes you love, and if you feel taken care of.
10.) Tell yourself You’re going to have a good day — your mind controls a lot. So feed it positivity. Don’t walk out the door saying “well, guess it’s another day..” NO! Walk out the door saying, (and I mean saying, out loud!) “it’s a beautiful day, no matter what comes my way, I’ve got this.”
BONUS: Get in bed at a reasonable time — sleep is so important, as cliche as that sounds. But a few nights of good solid sleep and you’re going to feel like a completely different person!
None of these are going to keep “hard days” away. But they will help make them a little more manageable.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!
XO — Ash