Ok so this little post was actually one of the very first I ever posted on my blog and well let’s face it that was when no one really read it so I thought I’d update it and share again because it’s part of my daily routine and how I set myself up for a better day. Being a mum of a toddler means well things don’t always go to plan and your day can get turned upside down with the flick of a switch. I had one of those days yesterday but I can tell you I started my day with these 5 steps my ‘non negotiables’ when it comes to taking care of MYSELF. So I could still reflect and know I did a few things for ME too.
Here are my 5 ways to a better day 🙂
I find that if I do these 5 steps first thing in the morning (as we are early risers in this house) I kickstart my day right and then if the shit hits the fan later all is not lost!
Hydrate – Start your day with a large glass of lemon water (warm) to get your digestive system moving. If lemon water doesn’t tickle your fancy just drink water on its own your body and skin will love you for it.
Move – Get your body moving ! If your like me and don’t go to the gym anymore, put bub in the pram or carrier and go for walk even if its around the block but aim for at least 30 mins. Fresh air does wonders 🙂 Or workout from home (once you have been cleared from your GP) there are so many amazing fit mamas online with amazing home workout inspo. Choose workouts you enjoy until you get your mojo back, your much more likely to keep at it if you enjoy what you are doing. I have been enjoying home workouts again and Aria thinks it’s fun too.
Fuel – If there is any meal you want to get right make it your breakfast. Start your day with a healthy meal or smoothie. There are so many delicious, easy and quick meals to whip up for breakfast and again there is so much amazing food inspo out there. Aria and I are smoothie addicts and usually opt for a good green one.
Compliment – Give yourself a compliment. YES YOU! Tell yourself what an amazing mama you are and that you can handle whatever comes your way today. I also like to have a look over a few motivational quotes and affirmations too.
Breathe – No matter whats on the cards for the day, wether you are a working mama, a stay at home mama or a work from home mama. Stop and breathe and give yourself 5, 10 or 20 minutes whatever you can manage, sit relax enjoy your cup of coffee/juice and have some me time even if it is short and sweet. We are happiest when we are outdoors so heading into the garden where Aria can expolre and I can just sit and breathe and think about what’s ahead for the day.
Have a beautiful day