I’m honored to be guest-posting over on the Sonlight website today sharing 3 Steps to a Calmer Morning. Here’s a snippet of the post:
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of trying to juggle homeschooling multiple grades, keep up your home, invest in your marriage, and have a little time to breathe? Do you feel like your schedule is too packed and your to-do list is too long?
If so, you might be in need of a morning makeover!
You see, the morning sets the tone for your whole day. When the morning goes well, the day usually goes well. And conversely, when you wake up rushed and stressed, those feelings often filter down into your entire day.
I’ve spent the last few years really working on changing my approach to morning and while I’m far from perfect (you should have seen me running around like a crazy woman to get out the door for an appointment the other morning!), here are three keys I’ve found that are imperative to having a better morning:
1. Begin the Night Before
You’re tired at night. I totally get that. I am, too. In fact, most nights, I can’t wait to get some comfy pants on, put my feet up, and enjoy a good book or movie.
But I’ve found that if I take 15 minutes to prep for the next day, I do myself a huge favor. I use these 15 minutes to do three things…