Even on Mondays.
I get up early so I can do all the things I love:
- read (this morning I was old-schooling it with a printed magazine – my favorite, and the only one I get in print anymore The Week)
- do a crossword puzzle on my NYT Crossword app (not shown here but represented by my crossword jammies #nerd)
- drink coffee
- hang out with the cats
- knit (to state the perfectly obvious)
Not shown: spinning (very brief hiatus right now, while I knit All The Things and also figure out what goes on the wheel next), Spanish practice (on my Duolingo app), and prayer. Also not shown is what comes next: all the chaos of getting kids ready for school, getting myself ready for work, and tending to our menagerie. But I find if I can get even a few minutes of time at the beginning of the day to start with all the things that make me feel centered, grounded, and content, then the crush of everything that comes next is a little less daunting. My only regret is that, while I can read and knit at the same time, and read and drink coffee at the same time, I cannot drink coffee without putting my knitting down (and vice versa).
I hope your Monday morning includes some of the things that give you joy!