Mornings, particularly the ones that occur on Mondays, can be brutal. You know it. I know it. We allllll know it. However, there is no denying that having a good morning usually leads to a pretty solid day...even when that day is a dreaded Monday. While I would never ever claim to be any sort of scientist or scholar, I do believe there is a direct correlation between making an effort to foster success and then actually achieving said success.
So, here are some things I've tried in my adulthood...working five days a week at a real job thing that have made for better, more productive mornings that have then turned into better, more productive days. And yes, they've even helped ease the pain of the Monday blues.
I decided to commemorate one of my last evenings in Columbia, Missouri by spending an evening browsing the shelves of Barnes & Noble. It was a warm evening, and I had been rolling around in my sheets thinking about all of the change that was to come. My heart was swelling, and my stomach was starting to fill with butterflies and feelings. I didn't know much about the future other than the fact that I was moving to the deep south to tell stories and serve a community, and I was scared. Real scared and real nervous. So, I decided to go to a place where I could find a thing that would remind me that there were things about my heart that I could hold onto because they simply wouldn't move...not even a little. I drove to the bookstore listening to Imagine Dragons and staring into one of the prettiest sunsets (Missouri has a way with sunsets) and thinking about the books that had been on my wish list. I was ready to splurge, indulge and go all out.