Off to a great start: 5 things that make for a happy day

I can always tell, within an hour of waking up, what type of day it’s going to be. Calm and relaxed or frenzied? Energetic or tiresome? Happy or not-so-much.

For me, the activities that I engage in before 9 am have a tendency to set the tone for the day. I know it will be a great one if the following five things happen;

1. I awake before the alarm and my husband brings me coffee in bed (he’s been doing this for 18 years now; I know, I’m spoiled).

2. I have time to sit down to a healthy, satisfying breakfast (instead of feeding myself while standing at the counter and preparing breakfast and lunch for everyone else). This morning, I had overnight oats topped with Holy Crap cereal and strawberries. Yum!

3. I remember to take my GNC vitamins.

4. My children awake happy and allow themselves to be hugged and kissed by mom.

5. I have an exercise plan. Today is my day away from teaching and training clients and I’m excited to try a new Hatha Flow class at Kushala Yoga.

What needs to happen in your morning for your day to be a happy one?

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Comments

  1. Is there really a health cereal called “Holy Crap?!” As for kissing kids, I force daily hugs and kisses on my 6 foot tall daughter when she comes home to visit. She tolerates it with good grace. Secretly I think she’d miss it if I did not pull the mom bit on her visits from college. http://funandfit.org/2012/03/milk-doesnt-always-come-from-cows-product-review/

  2. Isn’t it great to wake up before the alarm? I always get up around 5:45 am to work out, but those days where I’m up before that ring tone blares in my ear go smoother (as do my workouts 🙂 ).

    • I’m looking forward to the day that I can fit workouts in early; my kids still need me from about 7 am on and my house is too small to exercise without waking them all up. Guess I could go for a run, but it’s not really my thing.

  3. I get up & right to the gym. That starts my day off perfect! 🙂 AS for you & that hubby bringing you coffee in bed – WOW!!!! How wonderful is that!

    • I am very grateful, in particularl, to my father-in-law who also performed this task of love for my mother-in-law every day of their 50+ year marriage! My hubby was well taught!

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