Gooooooood Morning!

Let’s just be real: getting out of bed in the morning SUCKS sometimes.

The warm covers seem to hold you captive.

You know that once you get up, the real work begins.

I’m going to share something with you that has made my mornings, and my entire days, go a lot smoother.

It’s a very simple thing that I never really added to my daily routine because I didn’t understand the benefits of it, but now that I do, I literally don’t go a day without it.

So what is it?

Stretching!

What…..really?

Yes! It’s fantastic.

Since I added Pilates to my routine, I feel so much better and stretching is a huge part of it. I don’t work out every day, but on days that I don’t, I still stretch.

This stretching routine is the one that I have been doing, but I’m sure there are TONS of them out there.

In fact, I found a yoga stretching routine the other day that I have yet to try.

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This is called the Sun Salutation. It supposedly stretches every muscle in your body, opens up your body systems, and helps you start off your day all nice and relaxed.

Is there anyone who would be interested in implementing this particular stretching routine into their day with me? I’m going to do it every morning for a week and see if I like it enough to continue doing it, and I just thought it would be fun to have someone do it with me and see if they liked it too πŸ™‚

Regardless of what stretching you do, I would recommend at least trying some sort of stretching routine when you wake up for at least a week. Your body will begin to feel better, plus it’s a great way to wake up.

For extra bonus points, have a cup of tea with some coconut oil in it as well πŸ˜€

It’s not so hard to wake up and get to work when you start the day off right πŸ™‚

Busy as a Bee

Something interesting happened to me and I wanted to share.

Things have been kind of in a weird, stagnate place for me lately. I have been waiting on a job to start (which it finally has!) and couldn’t really start any new projects or make any decisions until the job went through. This left me with a limited amount of work to do, and I discovered that I HATE not working.

Don’t get me wrong; I was doing some things, but I had too much free time. I have known for a while that I like to be busy, but it was only when I realized that I didn’t have enough to work on that I remembered how much I hate it. To me, life is about pushing yourself to your fullest potential in every way possible.

So let me ask you this: are you pushing yourself or just floating along?

Do you have periods where you look around and realize that you could be doing or learning so much more and you’re justΒ not?

If this is true, let me encourage you to make whatever changes you need to fix that.

Don’t allow yourself to stagnate when you could be flourishing.