A CALM MORNING
I’m not a morning person and so I do everything I can to ensure my day gets off to a great start. I’ve found that by doing a few simple things before I go to bed I can create a calm morning. And by organising the things I can control I have more energy to deal with those I can’t. Cancelled train, I’m looking at you! Here are three things I do to create a calm morning.
I love to sleep in a serene and tranquil space and so before I go to bed I put away my clothes and anything else I’ve used during the day. To me, there’s nothing worse than waking up to yesterday’s mess, after all, ‘don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’ Further reading: how to get a good night’s sleep.
I like to have a plan for the coming day, this might be a checklist or a completely clear diary, either way, I enjoy having a focus. If I need to be up early I prepare by choosing my clothes, packing my bag, charging my phone and so on. I do as much as I can in advance to help things run smoothly the following day.
I try to unwind before going to bed and so I switch off my technology as early as I can. It’s good to reflect on the day and to plan the next without distractions. I save my books and magazines for the late evenings and should inspiration strike in the middle of the night I always have a pen and paper to hand! Further reading: the joy of spending time offline.
If I’ve had a particularly busy or stressful day, I’ll make time for a bubble bath with scented candles and a milky hot chocolate. A good night’s sleep always makes me feel refreshed when I wake up. Further reading: how to create a tranquil bedroom.
STYLING THE SEASONS
My French dressing table display is for this month’s Styling the Seasons, run by Katy and Charlotte. Styling the Seasons involves taking a surface in your home and dressing it to represent the month and what it means to you. To me, September is all about the new and I couldn’t resist indulging in some pretty pastel pink. This season’s colour!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a gorgeous day!