This post is sponsored by Senita Athletics.
All pictures/opinions are my own ((and there is a discount code at the end of the post!))
My morning routine looks something like this:
Half-wake up when Eddie leaves and gives me a kiss, fully wake up an hour or so later, stretch while praying, take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, drink a big glass of water, throw my clothes/shoes on, start a podcast and head out the front door.
I’ve found that if I start my day off with movement, it will carry on throughout my day.
The crip air paired with some encouraging words brings my mind and body to this level of alertness that I just can’t get from staying inside before tackling my tasks.
The last few weeks I’ve been listening to Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger during my morning steps.
With creating new blog content and trying to get my etsy shop up and running along with my photography business I’ve found myself a smidge overwhelmed and not really sure where to start.
At the church I attended in Charleston the pastor always said “leaders are readers”.
I truly believe that; I also believe leaders are listeners.
So carving out time each day to be intentional in taking a few minutes to listen to something that is educational and good for business and creativity – it just seems smart.
I remember in college reading something about how your brain retains more information during/after an exercise.
Maybe that was a ploy to get college students moving more and making healthier choices; but it has always rung true with me.
I feel most inspired when I’m out walking or when I’m putting in time at the gym.
The blood is flowing and so is the creativity.
If you were to open the notes app on my iPhone right now you would see lists of different ideas.
One of my main ideas, or focus, I should say is making better choices.
Choices like: spending more time in the Word and with Jesus, eating healthier foods, exercising more, investing in people, etc.
A key feature of those choices is choosing quality over quantity.
Eddie & I have been talking about how we want to start going to local butcher shops for meat and getting produce from the places that sell from local farmers.
We want to choose well – not just choose.
So that’s where I am right now – starting my mornings off right and developing a schedule all while trying to make better choices.
We’re getting there friends!
How do you start your days and what choices are you making to better your own life?
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Being able to keep my phone tucked away while at the gym or on a walk/run is SO convenient and helpful.
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