Morning Ritual

I admit, I really love silence.  As much as I love my kids, I love it when I have time alone at home in silence.  When the kids are home, I wake up crazy early just to have my coffee in peace and quiet.  And my kids are really good so it’s not like when they wake up the cacophony begins.  It’s just that I need quiet to begin my day – just a little bit – but it’s necessary all the same.  Do you feel that way?

It’s a ritual now for me.  I like to get up early to enjoy my coffee and plan my day.  After that brief time, I can do whatever needs to be done without problem and it can be as noisy as kids and chaotic single parenting can be.  I just need my ‘me time’ in order to greet the day.

I like my alone time that I’ve carved out for myself.  I let my thoughts wander.  I plan the day.  I double check the kids’ schedules and mine.  I sometimes get a little spiritual and make a gratitude list.  I send up requests too because I figure you never know who’s listening!

If the weather is decent, I’ll even go outside.  I like to look around, sipping my coffee and listening to Mother Nature’s music.  That brings me immense peace.

Do you have a morning ritual too?

 

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18 Responses to Morning Ritual

  1. Inbarbsworld says:

    Yes lovely. xx We are the same. xx Have been doing this for years, especially when kids are small. You need that time to center yourself before the day begins. Now that my daughter is almost 20, she follows a similar ritual for herself, and her morning. Beautiful. xxx

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  2. My ritual is getting up in the night 😬 I need to break that habit! It’s because I dream up ideas 🤓 When my kids were small I used to get up at six on a Sunday morning so that I could watch the crystal temple! I had forgotten about that lol. I love peace and quiet, luckily John is the same 🌹

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    • janieleeds says:

      That’s great that John is the same! I get those inspirational moments in the middle of the night too. It is disruptive but I’m finding that I can’t recreate them if I don’t seize the moment. Does that happen to you? Just wondering…xo

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      • It does yes, last night I was awake in the night feeling poorly, a poem started going around in my head, it would have been a brilliant one, although slightly depressive lol. I did not get up to write it down, this morning it had gone,

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      • janieleeds says:

        What a bummer that it was gone. Maybe leave a notepad by the bed to capture it without getting up next time? I’m sure it was brilliant!!

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  3. TJ Fox says:

    This year is a little bit different because Hubby is taking both kids to school this year, so I get to sleep in a little bit. I still am up to see them all off and then I get my quiet time. The weekends are different. We ALL sleep in. Hubby gets up first and gets us both coffee then we sit in bed for about an hour and enjoy some much needed quite time for us together. We chat and drink our coffee most of the time. The weekends where we don’t get the time to do that, I feel completely out of sorts and I’m usually pretty grumpy those days. That is about as routine as I get as I tend to chafe pretty hard at any that get too structured.

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    • janieleeds says:

      Oh TJ, that sounds like great! I delivered the coffee when I was married and always wished it would be done for me. That small seemingly insignificant kind gesture tugs at my heart. I am so glad you and your hubby have that routine! Sounds truly delightful! But I understand how it can feel disruptive when you don’t have it. I like routine, but unstructured as well…glad you can sleep in a little bit and have some quiet time! Enjoy it!! 🙂

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  4. Sounds like a lovely and healing ritual xo I too get up early and have my coffee in silence, I love that first 10 minutes of my day ❤️

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  5. bone&silver says:

    I love just lying in bed for a few moments (or longer), letting my sleepy mind drift and daydream. Now I’m also trying to set 20 minutes to meditate… but that’s not always possible.

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