A whole month and week has passed without me writing anything and all I can say to sum up January and February, is wow, blessed fam. No fancy illustrations this post, sorry :( (busy!)
Since my last post, throughout the course of the first two months of 2018, I have been yearning to focus my mind on accomplishing my goals by taking them one small step at a time. Honestly, it isn't easy. But I am disciplining myself. Lately, I have been focusing on setting up my morning routine. Each week is almost like a fresh start and if I didn't get it right by Wednesday, I completely get off track and wait till the next week to start over. That has been the complete struggle. It is now March and I am still struggling and a lot has happened in the past few weeks. Unfortunately, there aren't all the best of things but I am striving to keep on smiling through it all.
I've learned something through this struggle and occurrences. If I want to get something done, I have to make it happen, and speak up. Even its just to yourself or a crowd of people. You don't get amazing at doing something once overnight. Remember, you are on a journey. A fancy one, at that. This journey is none like no other. No one else is having the same journey as you and that is what makes it so unique. So if you are dreaming of sharing your story one day to your child, at a TED Conference, or testifying at church; you are going to need to work. Work, work, work, work, work! I wouldn't have realized this without my faith and not without me believing in myself. So I dare you to be you. Make sure you are being positive and work towards creating a story that only you can tell. A great journey can't always start great without an awesome morning, so I am sharing with you my potential awesome morning I am going to work hard to achieve this month and going forward.
Rise at 6am
Wake up at a time that you find reasonable for you. I know some people enjoy waking up at 4 or 5am in the morning, but it isn't for everyone, especially not Ariii. I find that my current enviornment makes it hard to rise early, so 6am works well for me. I use LIFX lights and FitBit watch to wake me up and my phone alarm for backup. But I wish I could get this :O
Spend Time with the Word of God
My pastor once said "Spending time with the Word is the best way to start your morning". He was absolutely right! This is where I write in my prayer journey and study the Word. I try to give myself enough time for this because I enjoy this part of the morning. This could be where you write in your own journal or do morning pages.
Because...its good for you! I like to use resistance bands of different kinds and ankle weights to gain muscle.
All the stuff to make me smell fresh and good for the rest of the day.
Dine and Dash
I'm the fastest women alive but I'm always running late so I have to be out the door, but I always try to make sure to get something in my stomach before I head out. Emphasis on try here, but I'm working on that in March.
Simple and easy! Your morning routine should be something you think too hard about. It should be natural and uplifting! What is your current morning routine?