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How to Start the Day Relaxed
Posted By Prerna On April 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm In Good Habits,Joyful Womanhood,Time for Mom | 1 Comment
Try these tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna  to help you start your day in a calm and soothing way.
There’s something about Spring that infuses me with the desire to take better care of myself .
You see, like most of us mamas, I know that when I’m taken care of, everyone else is taken care of. But the truth or reality is that I, all too often, forget about it or choose to push it to the backburner while I push ahead with cooking, cleaning, business-ing and everything else that we do.
My goal this year is to nourish myself, my home, family and relationships.
So, one of the things I’ve put in place that I know is do-able and will help me take care of myself is a simple 15-minute morning routine that helps me to center myself and feel in control and yet, in flow. Have I confused you yet?
Yes, 15 minutes can make a world of difference.
And, now you’re set to wake up the rest of the household, get things ready for breakfast and let the morning begin.
Since it is a 15-minute routine, I do a few things the evening before  to not waste my time in the morning, including picking out what I want to wear (including any accessories) and also, planning my to-dos or just doing a brain dump so that I have a list of things ready to go through and choose what needs to be done when I review it in the morning.
Nothing fancy but I can tell you, just those 15-20 little minutes every morning make a huge difference to how this mom feels.
Prerna Malik is a mom, a wife, a writer and woman who believes in parenting with love, being postively productive, and creating a home that invites you to put your feet up and relax. Check out her free eBooks on organizing and productivity  to get literally, hundreds of ideas on how to get organized on a shoestring budget, right now.
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