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Morning rituals

Do you begin your mornings already behind schedule?

If you do, then you are a member of a growing group who have lost the ability to budget their time and control their destiny.

Here are some suggestions to retake control of your life and ease your stress load in the process.

8 Morning Habits That Simplify Your Life.
Morning habits
Mornings can get pretty hectic. There’s so much to do, lots of things to remember, and in big homes, it can all get quite chaotic. This sort of stress first thing in the morning can greatly affect your positive thinking and set a bad tone for the rest of the day. Start your day off with good habits that simplify your life.

So, what can you do to change this? As it turns out, there are lots of scientifically proven methods that can help reshape your morning habits.

HERE ARE 8 MORNING HABITS THAT SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE:
1. FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU’LL BE EATING AND DRINKING
The process of making food and drinks every morning can be a little time-consuming, leading to a lot of chaos as you attempt to get everything ready. If you’ve already figured out what you’ll be consuming, the process will be significantly slowed down. Here’s how to do so:

· MAKE COFFEE QUICKLY
Many of us can’t fully wake up without a cup of coffee, but try making the preparation process faster. Try purchasing a coffee pot that has a timer. This will let you set things up in the evening. You can also buy a pot that lets you pre-load pods. If you’re not too much of a coffee “purist,” you can even opt for pre-made or bottled options!

· PREP MEALS FO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
Making breakfast early in the morning can take up a lot of time. This can make you skip breakfast on some days, which is a very bad idea. Eating breakfast provides countless positive benefits.

As such, you should try to prepare your breakfast the night before, so you can easily eat the next day. This also allows you to make a healthier breakfast. If it’s something you have to make fresh, lay out all the ingredients beforehand.

The same goes for packed lunches. If you bring your lunch to work with you, try to prep your meals in advance. That way, you can just grab your lunch and go.

· SORT OUT ANY MEDICATIONS
If you take supplements and medications, make sure they’re all sorted out and arranged, ready for quick and easy taking. Put them near where you’ll eat breakfast so you can take them before or after as needed. You can also purchase a pill sorter to keep things extra organized.

2. WAKE YOURSELF UP RIGHT
The process of waking up itself can be a bit of a challenge. For many people. Here’s how to get it done the right way:

· LET THE SUN IN
Natural light can trigger the hormones in your brain, helping you to wake up more easily. So once you get up, let the light stream in. If you tend to wake up right at sunrise, consider leaving the curtain open when you go to bed, so you wake up to the sun streaming in.

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Is the relationship worth saving?

Social media is bounteous with negatives regarding men, women, relationships and reasons for divorce. Is yours worth saving? “Rescuing your relationship means rescuing you. Until you begin to live with dignity, respect, and emotional integrity, you will not have that quality and level of interaction with anyone else.” Phil McGraw “Elisabeth Henson is a mom that went on quite a big rant after she saw a photo her husband has taken of himself and their baby. The cute photo shows the father cradling the baby while eating a snack. However, … Continue reading

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“It’s Worth The Read. Women In Their 40’s+ Give Advice To Their 20-Something Selves”

LEAVE AT THE FIRST LIE! Live alone for a while. Many women jump at the chance to have a roommate or worse, live with a man. These women have zero transition from living with parents to spreading their wings. To do things without thinking of anyone but themselves. Don’t go to bars, pubs or taverns to mingle with like minded people. A night out with friends with whom you have a vocation or avocation in common with dinner and a few drinks, but hitting bars to get drunk is a … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety Tips from a Secret Service Agent

Thanks Jonathan for the opportunity to share some safety ideas around Halloween we utilized at the LAPD. “He was at least 6′ tall. A baby bonnet hugged his bushy blonde hair and he weighed in at, must have been around 180 lbs. He was naked except for a huge diaper and running shoes….and the bonnet. In his right hand was a baby bottle half full of amber liquid. “I had responded to the doorbell ringing and expected, upon its opening, that I would be greeted by young goblins and star … Continue reading

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The Secret to Happiness! What is yours?

Happy Monday! Aaron Hutchins writes in the March 6 issue of MacLean’s magazine that one of the keys is routines. http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/how-to-be-happy/ “We are what we repeatedly do,” wrote historian and philosopher Will Durant, paraphrasing Aristotle, in The Story of Philosophy. “Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” For some, happiness is as simple as good food and wine. “The iconic line, ‘Don’t mess with Texas,’ Rubin points out, started out as a slogan for an anti-littering campaign. Over five years, visible roadside litter fell by 72 per cent. … Continue reading

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