This morning the alarm went off and I didn’t get up with it. The thing is, it went off at 5am rather than the 5.30am I was going for … which meant that it was perfectly ok to stay in bed till 6.15am …. wasn’t it?
So I didn’t start off the week completely how I wanted to … but I am now, showered, dressed, breakfasted, green smoothied and ready for the day ahead. Calming sounds of the beach, and acoustic music, echo in the background of the house, and there is a calmness to the children. My invoices are written, bank accounts checked, and I’ve settled in to write my morning blog. The bedrooms are vacuumed as well, and I’m feeling like I’ve got my finger on the pulse of how I want to FEEL.
Sometimes we get caught up in the ‘to-do’ list, or the stress of everything that needs to be done in such a short period of time, that we forget to think about how we want to FEEL.
Do we actually want to feel stressed, tired, run-down, annoyed …..?
Or do we want to feel in control, balanced, calm, energised?
If we come from a place of thinking about how we want to FEEL during our busy Monday morning, or our stressed Wednesday crazy day, then we can actually change how we go about our day.
This morning I didn’t get out of bed, and into it as I’d planned to, but I did have a clear idea of what I needed to feel this morning. I needed to feel organised, and on top of things. I needed to feel balanced, and I need to feel successful as I walk out the door this morning. Having that very clear in my mind, has meant that I have done so much already by 8am, and it hasn’t felt rushed or busy … I’ve felt like I’ve used my time well, and I’ve been effective in everything that I’ve done.
When you give some thought to how you want to feel as you go about your day, your day has a greater purpose than just ticking off a list.
I’d love to know how this wee exercise works for you!