Friday, March 17, 2017

Morning Productiveness

This morning as I was getting out of bed I recognized I had some productive energy stimulating in my body. While I got out of bed, I made a small mental list of several little things I wanted to do for myself and others.

The mental note was simple:
get out of  pajamas
straighten hair
stream face
mud mask
vacuum 
do dishes
make breakfast
read

The concept of the small list was to do something caring for myself while helping with chores around the house. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone. Using time in the mornings efficiently can be troublesome for many people, but if you find yourself inspired push yourself to get things done.

Inspiration can disappear as quickly as the amount of time it takes me to crawl back into bed. With that being said, if I am feeling inspired to make my morning productive I get out of pajamas and into clothes that will make me feel encouraged to attack the day. That's what I did today.

I began to go down the list in my head in an order that made the most sense. I straighten my hair while I checked my email, made tea while I prepared a bowl and towel to steam my face, listened to music as I tried to breathe while my face hovered over a steamy bowl, I vacuumed as I waited for the mud mask on my face to dry, and I washed dishes while I prepared breakfast. This was multitasking at its best.

After everything had been done, I realized how good it felt to be able to do something for yourself while helping others around you. I was treating body right as I helped take care of a few chores, and it felt great. Helping others while you help yourself is more powerful than just helping yourself alone, and it leaves you feeling twice as good about the things you are doing.

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On the completely different note, I have had a song stuck in my head for almost three days now. This is just something I needed to write down because this never happens to me. In dance, we finished our showcase performances and needed other things to work on in class so our teacher took us through a lyrical class instead of doing our normal jazz routine. We worked on some choreography to the song (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay and since Wednesday my mind has been humming that song. The choreography to that song is incredible. 

The weather here has been rather depressing. The sky is always gray and water drips from the clouds and melts into the already wet ground all day long for days. Out of nowhere, the sun comes out and the white luminous clouds play in the horizons of blue but not for long because the gray clouds come back at the end of the day. Yesterday was one of the gorgeous days where the sun shines, I remember having to squint a lot because my eyes weren't used to the sun or seeing shadows. While it rains again today, I am missing the sunshine that I know will be here to stay soon.

Wow. That got poetic... 

I leave this post hopeful to the next time I get to write on my blog again. Spring break is coming soon (22 March) and I could not be more excited for a mental reset. 

14 comments:

  1. Aaaah so inspiring!! Now I feel the need to be productive x)

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  2. I love Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay! It is on the playlist at almost every family gathering I go to haha. I think probably for the rest of my life that song will remind me of being young and around family and not having any worries.

    I wish I could feel that productive in the morning! I rarely ever feel motivated to get out of bed, even when I'm excited for something to happen that day. Usually I have to be forced out of bed by severe physical needs :P

    Aww I'm sorry about yucky weather! Rain and cloudy days usually leave me feeling pretty bummed, so I can imagine how unpleasant it is to go days without lots of sunshine. I hope the weather gets better where you are! And yay, almost spring break! (I say as my spring break draws to a close :P)

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. YES! It is such a lovely song and it makes me so happy. I am still being reminded of the song time after time. I love how it reminds you of your family that is seriously the sweetest thing ever when a song is capable to bring up memories like that!

      LOL this was a really rare occasion for me. It almost never happens so I needed notes to remind myself what worked to look back on later.

      YES I hope you have a wonderful break!

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  3. This is so great! I'm hardly ever productive in the mornings, but when I am, it feels so great! You're the best, V.

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    1. Same here. I wish I was able to do it more often!

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  4. Being productive in the mornings are essential, especially to me as I only have a short period of time to get ready, tidy up,etc etc until I leave my house or have something else to undertake. Therefore,following a strategic method of multitasking, helps everyone, I guess.😏

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I understand that! I am always rushed in the mornings so I know that using time in the morning is a must! Thanks for reading!

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  5. The weather has been rather depressing here too. Also making a list is actually a cool way to be productive and do all the work; I will be 100% trying that tomorrow.

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    1. Where you live is a placed that is kinda pinned down for that kind of weather :/ same thing is Oregon actually. How did the list go?

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  6. EEE now I feel productive. Also, that multitaskingness makes my multitasking heart so happy XD

    Happy spring break, btw (as I'm just getting off it)

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    1. It's a cute nerdy thing. Multitasking makes me happy should be in someones bio! haha

      Happy break to you! I get done with classes tomorrow and I am excited!

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  7. I wish I could get myself to be more productive in the morning. It just takes me so long to get my motor started, but if I don't feel that I've been productive in the morning, the whole day goes downhill. Always love multi-tasking.

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    1. The mornings always seem to set the ton of your day. Kind of a win loss situation but it can always be turned around... just takes more effort!

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