My alarm goes off between 5.45 and 6:00 a.m. and sometimes I have this really bad habit of checking notifications on my phone first thing as I open my eyes. After doing so I would say my prayer and spend some time in meditation, make my bed and brush my teeth. Then I would take a shower, comb my hair, put on makeup and dress for work.
Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, before leaving the house for work, I enjoy a glass of my favourite banana raspberry smoothie. Although not practical every day, I try my best.
What I Would Like To Do Differently
Before I started my work career I used to get up at 5 every morning and workout for an hour with Denise Austin. That used to be the best part of my day. Now it is a lot easier to exercise on afternoons after work. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to fit in an exercise routine then having to work until 5:00 p.m. just does not work for me.
Two of my favourite quotes:
“The secret to success lies in how you start your day.” – Jasmin Waldmann, International Life Coach
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
I particularly like this quote from Marcus Aurelius simply because I see life as a gift from God. Everyday I am grateful for being alive, having good health and strength. For having the best mother in the world and to be able to see and hear are just some of the things I am thankful for.
Banana Raspberry Smoothie Recipe
2 peeled frozen bananas
1/4 pound frozen raspberries
1 strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup whole milk
Pour all ingredients into blender and blend for roughly 1 minute on medium speed.