I once lived in a small boarding house, it was only for a short period of time and I remember every morning , very early every morning I would be woken by the cries and shrieks of the three small children next door. Mum yelling back at the children and sounding totally exasperated by the morning routine and the struggle with forcing her children to get dressed, eat breakfast and off to school. Every morning this would be their routine. Every day starting with chaos. It must have been so tiring for everyone. There was no change in how each day started I even came to accept and expect it.
It wasn't until I had three small children of my own that I began to relate to how your morning can start with chaos.
It was not something I wanted to happen in my home, I want to start the day with ease and preparation for the day's activities.
there it is!
One small action - you know there is better and you want a piece of that. One small decision that can make a big difference.
When you know what you want, the next small action you want is how you will make it happen.
No big grand plans or talking about doing it, just one small action for change to how you want it to be.
What would it be like to have your morning routine full of ease, calm and readiness?
The benefits of sanity, peace, respect, remembering the details and lowering the stress in your home.
One small action can do all this.
One small action feeds into your habits.
Look at the habits you have created over time that are disrupting your peace.
Add an action that will transform one habit in your morning.
Remember, one small action makes a big difference.
When you first wake, what are your first thoughts? Can you take one small action to deliberately think of a blessing you have, what a wonderful day it is? Deliberately think a happy positive thought.
Every day your first thought is uplifting. A small action that moves your thoughts from dread to anticipation.
When you greet your family in the morning, is it with a kiss, a hug, a kindness? One small action today to greet your family with a kiss, a good morning my darling. You are master of your time, stretch it, even when you are running late, stretch it to include everyday the small action of a loving touch. This one small action can lift the mood and willingness to cooperate.
You will want to create more small actions to start your day with ease and joy. Sometimes you will trip over them in the race to join the race. Pick them up again and know that the gathering of your small actions will turn into habits that transform your life.
Grand gestures, big plans, massive changes do make a big splash, lots of noise and possible disruption for a time. It is possible for a dramatic change to make a difference, but I have found for 100% guaranteed that the change I want to see and make stick is doing the small actions, the simple adjustments to daily routine that create the continuing ripple effect and that this effect will impact your life and the lives you touch.