Motivational Monday- Start Your Day Right with Magic Morning Mindset

June 24, 2019

Welcome to a new series here at Grace and Gravel called Motivational Monday. 

Each Monday you will find articles that inspire your

 mind, body, and soul.

I think knowledge is power and that is a wonderful way to start Monday off. 

Motivational Monday

Today, I am sharing an article by Elena Lipson over at Tiny Buddha

 Elena teaches you how to 
Start Your Day Right with the Magic Morning Mindset  

and listen to your body, mind, and spirit. 

It's really good stuff!

Give yourself permission to take care of yourself. It really wil be ok. This concept has been a hard one for me as it is with most women I know.
I think we feel like we have to be everything to everyone and really we are just setting ourselves up for failure with those standards.

Let's add work, bills, responsibilities and life in general and some days it's enough to make me want to day drink(cheers)

Since day drinking isn't something we can do often(Lol), I try to find better ways to manage the stress of it all.

In my life, I am trying to take better care of my 
Body, Mind & Spirit 
and taking "Me" time is the top of my list.

Here are just a few things I do to recharge-
1. Naps-if my body says I need a nap then I go nap.

2. Read-once again knowledge is power and learning is always a way to empower you.

3. Exercise- get outside and a hike or a walk. Let the fresh air wash over you.

4. Take a mental health day- I know some days are impossible,
 so schedule them on the calendar like any other appointments. 
Don't feel bad or apologize and keep the appointment.

5. Meditate- I find good in every day and when issues come up I can deal with the better than I used to. Trying to get a handle on my stress is really for everyone's sake.

Find what works for you and go with it. 

I am a firm believer that, you cannot serve from an empty cup.

Image from Elena Lipson at Tiny Buddha

What do you do to take care of yourself and start the day off right?

Please share in the comments!

*Links and photo used with permission from

About Elena Lipson

As a writer, speaker, and self-care coach, Elena works with women to help them reconnect to their intuition and reclaim their voice and body-wisdom in life, business, and the bedroom. Elena Lipson is the creator of the 66 Sacred Rituals, The Divine Self-Care Circle, and most recently, The Meditations & Musings Podcast. 

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