First things first.

Short and sweet— whatcha been doing this morning? Have you developed a healthy routine when your mind wakes up and your feet hit the floor that will ensure a peaceful and productive rest of your day?

I have always known how important it is to start your day in ways that provide energy, strength, and focus for the hours that follow…but it felt so difficult. It required some changing of habits and some rearranging of my schedule. It forced me to be honest about how I was spending my time and what I might be doing that was counterproductive.

How about you? Not to knock you, but do you spend your first minutes on that phone in your hand, before you’ve soaked in any other information? Do you think this allows for a successful mindset if you begin your day by comparing it to what others are already doing?

Do you find your mind is fixated on your obligations, dreading what’s ahead?

Or do you help it recalibrate, spending some time in gratitude and truth?

One thing I started doing that is SO easy, so practical, and universally possible for everyone. The moment I wake up, I start to say out loud things I’m thankful for about my day, even those that make me weary. The more my mouth moves, the more my heart begins to cultivate joy and my mind remembers to keep a Heavenly perspective.

Even when I’m groggy or not feelin’ it, this has helped me snap out of whatever funk satan wanted me to hangout in and begin my day with a heart focused on Him.

What do your mornings look like? Is this something you’ve wanted to change?

They’re important & worthy of the effort it requires. Don’t expect to become a preaching triathlete within a week, but I think the more baby steps we take to establish nourishing habits for our lives, the more we allow ourselves to be available to be used by Him.

Have a GREAT Friday, wonderful people!

“But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.” -James 1:25

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” -Romans 15:13

xoxo,

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