Monday, July 22, 2013

Morning Magic

Do you have a novel that you can’t find time to finish? Are your watercolors gathering dust on a shelf?

If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, then it’s time to revamp your morning routine!

Morning habits are the kind of habits that really stick. Think about 
it — you've probably stumbled to the coffee pot in exactly the same way for decades. I know I have.

Morning patterns are less likely to be interrupted (unless, of course, you have children under the age of four. If you have children under the age of four — go back to bed. Forget that I even mentioned this).

Also, mornings tend to put the power back into willpower (unless you have children under the age of four. And if you do — why on earth are you still reading this? You should be in bed).

The point is — if you can work just a little writing or painting into those morning minutes of yours, there’s less of a chance that your creative endeavors will become dust magnets. Prepare to be amazed by how much you will accomplish over time.

And here’s an added bonus — new research at the University of Toronto shows that morning people are actually happier and more satisfied with life in general. In other words, early birds are not only annoyingly chipper in the AM, but they remain so throughout the entire day.

So, become a morning person — you will get stuff done and become annoyingly happy.

But if you have a hard time waking up early, I suggest you get a cat.

The icy “FEED ME” glare that greets me at 5:00 AM every day.

Cats are morning people.

And cats have no mercy.

You WILL succumb to the magic of mornings.

PROMPT: Give a little thought to your morning routine this week (unless you have children under the age of four). Then work a wee bit of creative time into those hours. Trust me, your friends and family will LOVE the new, annoyingly cheerful you!

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