5 Thoughts on a Monday Morning

August 6, 2018
photo credit: Wouter de Bruijn Sunrise on a cold morning via photopin (license)

Monday Monday, oh what a day. Anyone else unbelievably sick of the summer? I swear my personal writing and creative self takes a huge step back when it comes to the heat. So, I came across a list of journaling prompts and thought I would use them as inspiration to blog again. I decided to just pick the ones that jumped out at me and write five thoughts about the question. You can check out the prompts I'm going off of here. So, here's one that I wanted to write - what are five things you do every day without fail?

1) Talk to God.

I can't remember a day ever going by when I wasn't talking to God in some way throughout my day. Some conversations in prayer are more casual than others, but most of all, I pray on a regular basis and spend time with the Lord at least a little bit each day.

2) Drink coffee.

There's very few things I commit to each day without fail and coffee is one of them. I'm recently trying San Francisco Bay blend coffee and that has proven to be a much better cup of coffee in the morning lately.

3) Check my email.

I'd love to be the kind that can unplug but in all honesty, I don't all that often! I at least check my email everyday. Have you been using the new Gmail design? The one feature I love about it is the "snooze" email feature. It's like my own little reminder that pops up!

4) Spend time with family.

This is a big one and is very important to me. Family time matters a lot and a day doesn't go by where we aren't connecting with each other in some way.

5) Reading.

I am currently reading a book that I'm reviewing for someone as well as Plague by Michael Grant. It's book four in the Gone series, although in all honesty I'm not that into it. I feel semi-exhausted with the state of matters in the book and I may end up choosing something else. I also read scripture regularly and of course news articles. So, reading in general is always something I'm doing!

Okay, your turn. What are five things you do everyday without fail? 


  1. What a fun idea! And a nice way to get to know you a bit :) Ugh - e-mail. The thorn in my side! I get about 100 e-mails a day, and that is after a lot of effort to reduce spam, notifications, etc. I am just always behind and never seem to catch up - the problem with e-mail is that as soon as I clear my Inbox, new ones start coming in!

    So, let's see - what I do every day...1 - quick yoga stretches (my own 10 min little routine in the morning while I watch the Today show - probably not very mindful that way, but I like to get a quick news & weather check!), 2 - Check for blog comments, Twitter, and usually Facebook (though sometimes I run out of time for FB), 3 - cook - I eat a restricted diet for health reasons so cooking breakfast & dinner from fresh foods is always a part of my day (hopefully with leftovers for lunch), 4 - nap, another necessary part of my day due to chronic illness - I hate living like a toddler but I really need it by 1 pm and it feels so good to lie down then!, and 5 - of course, like you - READ! For whatever time I can grab before my nap - anywhere from 10 to 30 min - and for an hour before bed with my husband. I am lucky that he loves to read, too.

    Great prompt!

    And thanks for coming by my blog and taking the time to comment - I will bookmark yours!


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    1. Thank you Sue for your comment! I have a really restricted diet too. I'm gluten intolerant and avoid gluten like the plague and I'm also trying to moderately stick to the FODMAP diet - it's all such a challenge! I'm not one for naps but I work with a lady who always tells me around 3pm how she wishes she could take a nap at work :)

  2. I get a good deal of walking in each day, without fail.

  3. Wow, what a great idea. I will definitely try it. Certain days I find it very hard to write or blog. All five of your tasks sound good. One of mine would definitely be taking care of my dogs.

    1. Same here! I want to be able to write everyday but I couldn't say that I do.

  4. Reading and coffee are like breathing for me, I cannot imagine a day without them and I try to embrace moments spent with my family, letting everything else keep.

    1. Same! Reading and coffee are definitely like breathing for sure!

  5. I really like this and my day to day is similar to this, as well.

  6. I love your 5 things!!!! The only difference on my list is that I drink tea instead of coffee :)


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