A few weeks ago my office had it's WLI meeting (Women's Leadership Initiative) and in these meetings we always have a speaker and discuss ways to volunteer around our city. Our co-members of the group always want to start it with an icebreaker. This month's icebreaker was to come up with a hashtag that described your morning.
Most people talked about coffee and their kids. I sat and thought about my mornings and the first words that came to mind were order and elegant. I always try to have order in my morning routines (see my blog post here about that) so the word order had to be included. The word elegant is always on my mind because of the way I desire to live. It doesn't have to be fancy but elegant.
So in today's post I wanted to share a little more about my morning routine.
What helps me to keep my mornings orderly is picking out my outfit the night before and all of the accessories that I am going to wear.
I pick out my shoes (which sometimes can take an eternity).
I lay everything out so that I can see it. I switch my bags the night before if I need to.
I will then look at scarves if I decided to wear one.
I will pick out a bracelet....
Or a brooch for my outfit....
Of course I will have a pair of earrings that I will grab the next day.
And a bottle of perfume will be selected to wear the next day.
Having these items picked out and ready to go the next morning makes my mornings go very smoothly. With all of this already selected it gives me time to have my morning workout and a bubble bath every morning. Yes! I take bubble baths every morning! I have been doing it since I was 21. My routine has not changed.
Well I hope that you enjoyed this post and are inspired to add a little order to your morning.
Enjoy your week!
(photos via Mrs. Shockley)