How many time do you wake up feeling tired, grumpy, dissatisfied, unappreciated, depressed or just plain old-fashioned mean.
I know I have had a few of those mornings.
When I wake up in this kind of mood it seems as if the whole house wakes up in that kind of mood as well. Especially my grade school son! Well, there is nothing magical about that kind of morning.
So to keep the mean-momma out of my mostly good mornings I take a 5-minute power walk. There is something about that burst of energy that makes grumpy me feel a little better.
I am lucky enough to have a treadmill in the garage. I just get dressed and grab water and take 5 simple minutes to get my inner happy going. I wish I had time for 10 minutes but then my morning feels rushed.
So the Simple Challenge for today is as follows:
If you feel the momma-grumps coming on in the morning, afternoon or anytime, take a 5- minute power walk. If you have a treadmill great! If you don’t, turn on a timer and walk around outside or even inside the house for 5 simple minutes! Make sure you are moving at a good steady pace. And walking to the coffee pot and then over to your office chair or kitchen chair does not count. Music will help, but not if you want you children to stay asleep. An Ipod or one of its cousins would be perfect for this particular challenge.
Feeling grumpy now? Ready, Set, Go!
p.s. As with any exercise program please make sure you okay any physical activity with your doctor first.
What to expect this coming week?
1. More Simple Daily Challenges to give our homes a twinkling boost of clean and fun.
2. Scheduling time to take care of mom during summer break. Not obsessively, just enough to keep the cobwebs out.
3. Revamping the Dirty Dozen to fit better with Summer Schedules.
4. Fourth of July, my second favorite holiday ever. I love Red, White and Blue and BBQ so it is a perfect holiday in my opinion.