Welcome to Inspiration Monday!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Its a new week to make great things happen and we can choose to run this week otherwise the week is going to run us!
Today's inspirational quote is one that I come back to time and time again. Well not really come back to it, it is something that I practice. "When things get hectic, focus on being calm". It is such a good one and oh my goodness it is so true.
I can relate to this all so well. My mind is always thinking of something creative. If I dont watch it, it will start to go on over load thinking of all kinds of things. Whether its work, going back to school, what I am cooking for dinner, where I have my next meeting, how to help others, fundraisers, working out, encouraging people, cleaning, playing with daughter, reading for inspiration, pretty designs, and much much more. We all have lots going on and our minds can become cluttered with all the thoughts and our minds can become cluttered with all the actual clutter that we see on a day to day basis, if we havent had a chance to go and clean it.
One thing that works for me is to try and be still for a while. I will wake up early before anyone else in the house (normally everyday) and get a cup of hot tea or coffee and sit on the sofa. I will cut a lamp or 2 on and open my patio door and listen to the peacefulness of a new morning. I will also start to read my daily devotions and just soak in the quietness for about a good 20 - 30 minutes or so. It works wonders. Focusing on being calm instead of just continuing the day with the craziness from yesterday.
Another thing that I try to do is make sure when I go to bed at night that my living areas and kitchen are extremely tidy and clean. It creates so much peace when you wake up in the morning! It starts your day calmly and gives you a head start on a great day. Even if I may stomp my feet at night to go make sure all that is done, it has become a staple for me now because I know what kind of mornings I love!
Yoga is great too to just focus on being calm :-)
Hope you make this week a great and calm week!