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Waking up in the morning doesn't always have to be hectic for Mums There are plenty of simple things Mums can do better after they get out of bed We’ve jotted down some of the best ways any Mum can start her day better...
What better way to start the day but with a smile? There’s a brand new day ahead of you! Begin your day with positivity by smiling. Not only will this make you feel good on the inside, your family will take it as a sign to take the day in moderation when they see it on your face as well. Who knows? Maybe they’ll start adding smiles to their routine as well!
Reflect on the good things that happened to you this week
Focus on positivity by thinking about all the wonderful things that happened this week. Did your garden plants bloom with flowers? Think about it! Did you finally train the family dog to sit, roll over, and fetch? Focus on it! Or did your children get good grades at school? Celebrate it with a smile! If things haven’t been going well lately, double your efforts into resolving them. Things will always go your way if you set your eyes on success. It may not be okay today, but in the following hours, days, or weeks, it will be.
Take your vitamins
Not only can an apple (along with your daily vitamins) a day keep the doctor away. It can also allow you to live longer and avoid getting sick so you'll have plenty of time to watch the family grow up!
Stop worrying about things you can control or those that haven’t happened yet. Let the following quotes sink in when you start to worry:
– E. Joseph Cossman
- “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”
– George F. Burns
- “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia
- “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
– Chinese Proverb
- “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
– Robert Frost
- “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”
– Mary Hemingway
- “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
Even if you’re not the religious type of Mum, saying a prayer to God, the universe or to yourself is a nice way to start the day. Here are some of the best things to pray for:
- Hope for a better day/month/year ahead
- Good health
- Resolution of problems or conflicts
- Well-being of the whole family
- Well-being of relatives
- Well-being of your country as well as the world
- Anything at the tops of your head
Prepare a hearty breakfast for the family
It’s important that you feed your family right. When we say prepare a hearty breakfast, we mean a breakfast with all the healthy food groups involved. Incorporate not just carbohydrates, but proteins and minerals in your family’s diet as well. There are millions of healthy recipes available online for free, you may even get them from recipe books at book stores. This will not only add to your wide range of skills as a mum, but plus points to your family’s health, too!
E is for Exercise, the best habit we know
No mum is too busy to do a few minutes of jogging on the spot. A few stretches wouldn’t hurt as well. Take a few minutes of your time to exercise before or after the kids go to school. This will make a big difference if you do it daily. In time, you can increase from a few minutes to half an hour. Or if you’re not too busy, make it a few hours. You can even do your exercises at home in your living room. There are plenty of exercises you can try like stretching, yoga, or aerobics. But if you’re more of an outdoors kind of woman, try walking or jogging around your neighbourhood. Who knows? You might even meet another mum and create a new social circle!
Set achievable goals before you get off from bed
One of the best sources of disappointment is having no plans. Planning ahead will help you avoid blunders like children not getting packed lunch or snacks for school, missing out on an important appointment, or simply being irresponsible for the things that actually matter. If you’re a forgetful person, try downloading free apps online or get a wall planner that will remind you of what you’re supposed to do each day. Some of these apps have alarm functions that can notify you of your obligations throughout the day. But if you’re the type who likes old traditions, get a planner or a tabletop calendar where you can write down important notes for specific days. Did you enjoy reading through our list? If you did, please feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below. For more Mum tips and tricks, please visit our blog today.