What’s a Good Way to Start Your Day?


It’s the new year and we are being bombarded with posts, and lists, and blogs (clears throat and waves) touting all the changes we should make to improve our lives. Okay, so, how do YOU start the day on the right foot? No, really! I’m looking for ways to make my day to day life a little easier- smoother.

I found one post/list of 8 things you should do before 8 am. I looked at the list and instantly had to modify it to fit it into my life. But the six items that are doable are:

  • Drink a glass of water when you wake up.
    • I am a coffee drinker but have been doing this and I can tell you it feels good to drink water first.
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Start a load of laundry
  • Plan dinner
  • Get dressed
  • Make bed
  • Make your to-do list for the day.

Okay- so I plan dinner and make my to-do list at the same time while I enjoy coffee #1. Getting dressed and making the bed happen next followed by the dishwasher and laundry.  I have to say these few things have gotten my day moving…early.

One thing I do is clean two rooms a day. One upstairs and one down. I have 6 rooms on each floor. No- I DO NOT LIVE IN A MANSION. I am including the laundry room and spare room where I collect every craft possible on the planet. You can get lost in that room, for real. But, breaking the house down into small manageable chunks makes it easier and less time-consuming. Come Spring things will change because I will need to add outside work- blah.

What do you do to make life easier? No, I can’t afford to pay someone to do it for me. Believe me when I say if I could- I WOULD. I deserve to do nothing all day long but can’t. Boooo! If, however, you want to volunteer to do any of these chores- let me know and we will make a schedule that works best for both of us.

Polish your sparkle and just keep twirling.

Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.

I’m always looking for new friends!


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Admit it…you did. You laughed a little.

Off I go to clean my 2 rooms. Today? Dining room and basement tv room. So, dust collection is high on the list.

Published by Ticia Rani

I am...interesting. I am a writer, dreamer, mom, wife, veteran, friend, villain, and the wearer of many hats, but I don't look good in hats- go figure. I LOVE TO WRITE. I want to tell stories. I want to make you laugh, cry, and scare the crap out of you, and make you ask "why the hell did you do that?" I want to make you cheer my characters on or want to shake the crap out of them for things they say and/or do. I want to bring you along for the ride. Ready? Set?...READ!!!

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