Unconsciously, we people hoped for our days to go as good as possible. We often hear the words “ It’s Monday, let us start the week right!”. Is there a procedure to follow in order to achieve a good week? Or even just a day?
Well, maybe this would help.
1. Wake up few minutes earlier than usual – My alarm this morning never get to make its annoying ringing. This is because I turned it off in a good 30-minutes before the time set. That is right! I woke up early and surprisingly, I didn’t feel grumpy at all. I went to bed late the night before just like any ordinary night. In short, the usual morning scenario in our house, like rushing kids that were half awake for school and myself getting frustrated over them still wanting to grab few more blinks was replaced with a relaxed morning even if it was the critical prep hour of the day. Since I already have extra time in my hands, it made me start getting thru my routine extra early. It felt good and I realized that it isn’t so hard to have a good start to a full day.
2. HUG someone or spend a little time cuddling – I turned closer to my daughter who was sleeping beside me. I put my arms around her and automatically she snuggled close. I am slowly waking her up by cuddling her and felt her hugging me back. It would have been nice if Husband dear is around because he always make cuddling a morning habit. As they say, hugging and cuddling gives the person an emotional lift. I spend time slightly tickling their toes or the sides of their neck that I knew would make them giggle. I woke the kids up in a very heart warming way instead of the usual forceful tugging and shaking and making them panic realizing they will be late for school.
3. First Things First – I took a moment to think about what needs to be done. Prioritizing task will help us get through the day and hopefully the whole week avoiding a stressful and unorganized activities. Having a long list of tasks to do can be overwhelming, so tackle any problems head-on at the start of the day to get them out of the way as early as possible. I finished house chores quick and dealt with my weekend laundry. From time to time I checked my emails and did a little Facebook browsing. Once must-dos are done, I can work with almost anything I can lay my hands on. Exhausting, but it seems I did more in a day. I actually felt a sense of progress each time I finish a simple task. It helps too that I wrote things down. It is a good way to keep myself from forgetting things and track what is accomplished. Being a stay-at-home mom is the hardest job. I may have all the time but its never enough.
4. Listen to Music – I am a music lover. I just don’t know if music even loved me! It has been awhile since I opened my playlist and get in tunes. I sing my heart out while doing chores and I silently pray that my neighbors will ignore me. They did. Nobody called the police and I had my mini concert. Why does music make us feel good? People love music for much the same reason they’re drawn to sex, drugs, gambling, delicious food or an awesome book. These things make people happy in one way or another. Listening to music can be a form of having a “ ME time”. One can get emotional, and physical because up beat songs are hard to resist to do a little bit of shakin’ and pumpin’ and moving like Jagger! Its motivational and inspiring. Good or bad, and mostly good, listening to music never fails to make a day worth living.
There may be all sorts of ways to make your day better. A person just needs to figure it out and do it. For all we know, an unexpected act or a single song can do miracles and take us a long way. Look around and take time to appreciate the colors of the surroundings. Follow a butterfly and you’ll never know how it can surprise you. Say a prayer of thanks each day for a day passed can never repeat its moment. Above all, have fun, smile and never take laughter for granted!
Be happy and have a Merry Monday!