Making Mornings Better
As a functioning human in 2018, there’s a lot you don’t control. Whether you’re aware of it or not, much of what captures your attention isn’t necessarily at your conscious choosing. Kids will demand your attention… as will bosses, spouses, friends and family. It’s just part of our society. So for as much as you can’t really control this… what you can control… is what you do in those moments when you actually do control your attention.
For me, it’s stumbling out of bed into a cold, dark room to find my mountain robe. Soft, warm, comfortable and reassuring this robe helps me make my way downstairs to coffee and a fireplace where I know peacefulness and solace await. With sleepy dogs curled up around the fire, a silent husband engrossed in research and schoolwork and a sleepy cat looking for a warm lap to visit I navigate my way to the coffee pot and then the couch.
Settling into the couch, MY time starts. Those moments before conversation, before kids, before responsibility and before activity make my day. This is where I mentally prepare for the mayhem that’s about to break loose, and ready my stance and mental to-do list. This is where Adam and I actually talk - start and finish conversations without perpetual interruptions and distractions. This is our opportunity to center ourselves… and being covered in a warm, soft, loving robe makes these moments all the better.
These are the moments of reflection, meditation and reinforcement. These are the moments that I mentally set myself up for the day and week ahead. These are the moments I strategize, postulate, imagine and dream - and all the more wearing this robe. No chills, no itches, no distractions - just pure leisure.
Then life starts. Dogs wake, kids tumble out of bed, husbands rally and caffeine sets in. The day is moving and I’m actually ready to run with it.
When are your moments of “control”? How does your Mountain Robe make these moments even better?