Hello friend 🙂
Is your day off to a good start so far? I hope so!
But if you’re like me, you probably have some days that just get off on the wrong foot and you wish you could reset your morning.
Maybe your kids woke you up before you were ready and that put you in a sour mood. Maybe you didn’t get around to picking up the night before so you’re starting your day in a messy house. Maybe your kids are super whiny and you just feel over it by 7:30 a.m.
Whatever the reason may be, we all experience rough mornings sometimes. But a rough morning doesn’t mean the rest of your day has to continue in the same strain. Sometimes you just need to push the reset button!
How to Reset Your Morning When It’s Off to a Rough Start
Your rough morning isn’t a surprise to Jesus. He wants us to bring our burdens to him, even the ones that may seem stupid or insignificant. I’m reminded of the words to the hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus:
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Light a candle
I love candles! When I light a nice-smelling candle my day automatically feels just a little bit happier.
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Turn on music
Music can be such a great mood changer! Sometimes soft, calm music is helpful; other times more upbeat music can be nice to lift everyone’s moods. Lately I’ve been enjoying Josh Groban’s new album Bridges (affiliate link.) You can never have too much beautiful music!
Make your kids laugh
Sometimes you just need to drop what you’re doing and make your kids laugh!
The other day I randomly got down on my hands and knees and crawled over to where my kids were playing pretending to be a dog. They looked at me like I was the biggest weirdo ever but they got a kick out of it. I’m not saying you need to be as weird as me haha but don’t be afraid to be goofy with your kids.
Be silly. Laugh with them. Lighten up!
There’s just something about getting outside in God’s creation. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes, a breath of fresh air can work wonders to reset your morning. Plus, kids just need to be outside sometimes to run off their energy. It’s good for you and it’s good for them.
Give everyone a quiet time
And finally, sometimes everyone just needs a break from everyone else. There is nothing wrong with sending your kids off to their own little spot (different rooms, or just different spots in the same room) to look at books or play quietly by themselves. (In fact, this is something that I do a lot of mornings, whether it’s a particularly rough one or not – read more about that here.)
Now I want to hear from you! What do you do to reset your morning when it’s gotten off to a rough start? Please share in the comments! 🙂 And don’t forget to go check out Vellabox!
Note: I received a complimentary Vellabox in exchange for my honest review – all opinions are entirely my own.