WHY did I ever think it could be a good idea to roll out of bed, turn on my computer, and start my work day 5 seconds after my alarm clock went off? My poor hypothalamus! (If I remember science class correctly, that’s the part of your brain that wakes you up.)
I think I’ve picked up a completely new habit in the last three days:
Starting my morning off with 15 minutes of yoga and mediation in my darkened living room is SO MUCH BETTER. I stretched, I breathed, I did about 6 Sun Salutations… If yoga scares you, check out this link for the easiest series of moves you can do. In the privacy of your living room, you can’t do it "wrong" anyway. 🙂
Funny moment: I always wake up at least 1 hour (but sometimes 2) before the Husband, so I have no idea what his morning routine is. I was raving about my new yoga idea, and he replies, "It’s amazing! Why do you think I mediate or do qigong every morning? 🙂 I learn something new about my own Husband everyday.
After my relaxation session, I made breakfast:
Which included frothy coffee (French presses are amazing):
And a lovely bowl of banana oatmeal:
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: coconut, brown sugar, pecans (forgot the flax!)
Here are two of the stories that are up on Operation Beautiful today. I love them both. 🙂
Here is a wonderful story of a note that was FOUND! Charlene wrote, "I found a note in the washroom at work. I had to do a double take, and when I did, my eyes welled up with tears. All my life, I have been insecure in the sense that I did not think I was pretty enough, even though I have been told by many that I am. This note made me feel above the whole world, and I will be paying it forward every chance I get. What a fabulous gift to give!"
Joyce wrote, "I’m 12 and from Canada and I think that Operation Beautiful is well… to put it simply, BEAUTIFUL! Today I went to the mall and posted these on a phone, the mirror in the dressing room at Urban Planet, and on the inside of a bathroom stall. I hope they make someone feel really beautiful, just like the notes posted on the Operation Beautiful website that made ME feel beautiful."
Check out Operation Beautiful for the rest of the notes, including another great story of a note that was found…. those stories make me so happy!
That is so funny! I can't believe you had no idea that your hubby was meditating. I agree, jumping right into work isn't the best thing for our brains.