Now make time

I woke up at 5a, I #prayed , I #mediated , I did #yoga .

I poured myself a cup of #coffee and just sat. This is my favorite part of my day.

The silence, the warm cup in my hand, the aroma of the coffee and creamer together, the steam coming from the cup, the feeling of warmth flowing through my chest as I sip, ugh… #heaven

There was a time in my life that I didn’t give myself this space. It’s so hard for me to believe.

I would sleep until the last possible minute, rush to get ready, feel frazzled and frantic, grab some food on the way to work that had zero nutritional value, work work work, come home, eat whatever was available, and just be completely lethargic. Go to bed and do it all over again.

Just thinking this was me for so many years makes me sad. I can’t do anything about the past except use it as a reminder of what I don’t want to go back to.

When my alarm goes off at #5am and all I want to do is go back to bed, I can call upon that #lesson from the past but also think about how much I am going to enjoy my cup of coffee and the silence. I think about the #peacethat comes in that space. That is what drives me.

I heard a #quote yesterday that really made me think…

“Happiness is not knowing we don’t have to change. Happiness is knowing that we can”

Every second of everyday is an opportunity. Take the #opportunity to give yourself what you need, some peace.

Really think about the favorite part of your day. What brings you joy? Now make time (notice I said make time rather than find time) to incorporate that into every single day.