It has been so nice this summer not really having to worry about hectic mornings, for the most part anyway…but with school getting close (just a couple weeks away) I know the mornings and days will be busier and following more of a schedule. My oldest will be in Kindergarten and my youngest (2) will be at home with me. I know from experience that when my mornings are rushed and then add a 4 year old soon to be 5 on to that sometimes we may not part on the best of terms. This really bothers me. The mornings set the tone for the entire day and since I of course want my day and the rest of my family’s day to be good I want to take some time to mentally prepare for this.
Here are a few ways I hope to do this.
1. Wake up before anyone else so I can have a few minutes to myself.
2. Read my devotional.
3. Tell myself this over and over…. I can not set my hope for a good morning on what my kids might or might not do. I must bring the attitude with which I want the morning to be filled.
I know that I will have to constantly remind myself of this, and that I will mess up but hopefully with enough practice it will sink in.
Most importantly I want our days to be Positive, Happy, and for us to feel renewed and not drained at the end of the day. I want my children to see me happy and engaged in what they are doing, not passive or frustrated.
Do you mentally prepare for your days?
If you are having a bad day how do you turn it around?