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Lately, my key to a good morning is this...
That's right--a computer that's turned OFF. It's amazing how I can think, "Oh, I'm just going to check one thing on the computer..." and two hours later, I'm still sitting there still staring at the screen!
So lately I've started most mornings by doing something productive, usually something I'm not too excited about and want to get out of the way...like cleaning bathrooms or dusting or starting laundry. After that, it's time to get myself and the kids ready for the day. I like to get some quiet time to nurture my spirit. And then it's time to sit down in front of the computer.
It's amazing what a difference this little change has made for me! I'm less stressed out and feel better about myself on the days when I get moving and get something done.
Of course, in the midst of all this productivity, the kids and I still need to eat! We are not the type of family to skip breakfast. Sometimes I eat breakfast early; sometimes I grab something when I'm sitting down to relax after getting things done. Zoodle's usually hungry soon after getting up; Chickie sometimes waits a little longer. Whether it's Kellogg's Frosted Flakes or toast or granola bars...the kids and I nearly always eat breakfast!
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You can enter up to 2 times. Choose up to 2 of these 3 entry methods:
- Leave a comment here sharing the best way you've found to keep your mornings positive.
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Remember, you can only enter twice, and you need a separate comment for each entry. The contest will close next Monday. Good luck! (And to improve your chances, enter at the other blogs involved in this series--just click here!)
Last week's winner:The winner of last week's gift card was determined by my trusty friend random.org....
Congratulations to commenter #72, jillyrh! Jilly wrote, "We usually hit the alarm a few times, eat something quick like cereal and head out the door. LOL "
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