Every time I wake up and the sun is shining, I virtually sprint out of bed.
After all the grey days, the shot of blue is definitely a good tonic. I love spotting any additional daylight that shows the long dark days of winter are coming to an end.
This morning I’ve got into the office early and I’m enjoying the peace before the crazy phones start ringing. I’ve been experimenting with morning and evening routines recently and I have found that what I do in the mornings makes a massive difference to how I feel all day. Mornings when I don’t snooze but power out of bed (often boosted by music and strong coffee) are much more productive.
I have been thinking a lot about personal resilience this month and how to boost your inner reserves to deal with challenges that work or life through at you. While there have been many great things this month, there have been a few moments in February where I just feel completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff to do on every front. Time feels like it whirls past in a blur of meetings, more meetings, SO MANY emails and still my washing machine is broken. Needless to say meetings, emails and broken white goods to do not help me feel nourished in my life.
When I feel like this I remember the importance of looking up and the clouds. Clouds are slightly magical to me and watching sunrises is one of my favourite things. I love seeing colours creep across the sky and I often take snaps of different lights and moods in the morning. So this month, I’m remembering to look up and breathe when things are getting me down.
Blue skies are definitely coming.