Over the 4th weekend I received some great advice from my oldest daughter regarding how to start each day and be better mentally prepared for what the day may bring.
For years, I have started each workday with a little scripture and prayer and then I read several news outlets to see what is going on in the world. Her advice was to stay away from the iPad screen and news until later in the morning. Her point is when you start the day off with screen time reading the news, it creates anxiety and causes the protective nature in adults to get started too fast and too early. Her point is to wake up slower and easy rather than diving right into all that is happening in the world.
The NIV version of Matthew 6:34 says, “therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
My daughter’s advice was spot on because once you get started, it is hard to slow down as the day progresses. So, a little quite time with a morning cup of coffee in your easy chair is how to start the day. KT