Come to my home each day and listen to me. You will find happiness. Proverbs 8:34 CEV
“How you feel about tomorrow starts with today”
Thank You God that You sent the light of the world to shine brightest in my darkest day and that no shadow is cast out. Amen.
Routines are not just for today but for life: We are a creature of habits and having a routine in our daily life helps so much.
Nuggets for today are really geared in the direction of having a work space and home space both in our mind and physical home.
Routines can be boring but it means we get to be productive daily and know that we have accomplished something.
Having a routine gives us a reason to get up:
The brain feels more motivated when it achieves something, even as a child we need that compliments from our parents for the accomplishment we have done. Everyone wants to be recognised or maybe just me. It all started when we were children looking for that approval from our parents. Like cleaning our room or finishing our homework or getting a good grade.
It is no different to now, we get motivated knowing that we have accomplished something. We look forward to a reward and how you get a reward as an adult, you make them and get your mind to look forward to it.
So as we go into a second lockdown in the U.K. it is now necessary to have a morning routine to our daily lives. Not just morning but the whole day routine.
Things that have helped me daily for years now. So whether we work from home or go to work, we need a routine to make it work and life to be easy on ourselves. The big bad wolf stays outside your home and you get to have peace in your life.
Morning Routine – Prepare for work:
What that means is:
Praying, journaling and exercise. No compromise on these. Journaling gives a sense of what the day ahead will be like, being positive at the get go sets the day for what lies ahead. It’s all about intentionally looking to the brightest light in front of us and knowing that God is our strength, the rock behind that we can lean on. Jesus is the focus of our attention.
One thing I have learnt is to just write or type until you finish, then you can go back and edit but don’t stop the flow.
Have a work space that is separate from your living space. Definitely a no no on the bedroom. Don’t work from the bed as it is not good for your posture and it also doesn’t give you that sense of waking up completely.
Get up and shower, make your bed, get dressed and go to work. You will be amazed at what it does to the brain, knowing that you have to go to work, you have to get ready. Shower definitely wakes us up and gets us ready, better yet have a cold shower that definitely always wakes me up and it feels so good. Even if you are working at home, making that effort does wonder to you.
Create the morning routine to include breakfast.
Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. ~ Caroline B CollneyThis is definitely true, and also breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
This is for people working from home as most people are: Log in 20 minutes before you start.
Maintain a normal working routine not to feel isolated. Log in at the same time as everyone and that gives you a chance to speak to your colleagues within working hours without feeling guilty. Stay connected with them, don’t be shy to pick up the phone instead of emails.
Be kind to yourself by making sure that you are always on time and don’t feel pressure or guilt to do extra hours just because you are at home.
Get a lunch break: use these time to self care for example mediate, relax and listen to your taught, spend time with your family to have lunch or friends.
If you are single and on your own:
Take time to read a book that you have wanted to read for so long and haven’t got the time to. Now you have all the time to listen to music, read the Bible. Never use your lunch times to catch up on news, or listen to news at any time during the working hours. You wouldn’t do it in normal working conditions. Why start it now? If you have already then you can unlearn it and get back into a self care routine.
There are limits to what we can do around us and that is the spread of the COVID19, as individuals our part is to stay safe and listen to what the professionals say.
Every person must submit to and support the authorities over him. For there can be no authority in the universe except by God’s appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God. Romans 13:1 TPT
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day. Hannah Michaela We often suffer but are never crushed, even if we don’t know what to do. Never give up, know that God is always with us. When we are knocked down, get up and let Jesus help you up.