Our April 11 Word of the Week: Dawn
There are days where I need a restart by the time I drop the boys off at school. Many, many days in fact. Harsh words were exchanged. The house looks like something exploded inside of it. All the laundry that was washed and put away is suddenly out and everywhere. My stressfree vibes from the weekend have already evaporated and I’m beyond stressed. And it is 8:15. So what do I do? Well, I usually do the dishes and wipe down the counters. I lit a candle. Then I meditate. If all of that doesn’t work, I do my best throughout the day and I wait for the next morning, the new dawn, the day.
It is such a relief to me that each day is a new start. A chance to do it a little better. To be a little kinder to myself. Breath a little deeper. It’s the same with a new week, a new season. They all give us a chance to start again.
One of the reasons I’m so committed to reading personal development books and listening to podcasts is so I have new tools for the new day. I don’t want to do the same thing over and over again especially if it leaves me frustrated and angry with myself. I want to be able to help myself and my kids.
How do you help make sure you are treat yourself a little kinder each day?
How do you start each dawn fresh?