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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Five things I do when I wake up in the morning


Happy Friday, guys! Election day is near and I am fervently wishing for the next best president to lead this country. Let us all pray that we will all be divinely guided when casting our votes on the big day!

This refreshing question is from Leila:

Hi Martha,
Big fan of yours! I just want to ask what are the things you do in the morning to start your day? Would love to pick up something from a successful woman like you!
Leila

Hey Leila!

Thank you! What a nice question! My morning routine is pretty simple and it consists of short preparations to help me start my day on the right foot. Here they are:

1. I START MY DAY WITH PRAYER

- Always. I always start my day hoping and trusting that it will go well and if it doesn't, I pray to have the calmness and understanding needed to move forward and look forward to a new day.

2. LIE DOWN IN BED FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES

- I let each and every system and cell in my body awaken before completely standing up; it's just like a car; when you start the engine, you don't hit gas right away; you allow it to warm up.

3. I THINK ABOUT THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I HAVE TO DO ON THAT DAY

- I rearrange my thoughts and categorize my tasks according to importance; I only accomplish (and perfectly at that) the five most important tasks that I have to do on a certain day; if I finish them first, I proceed to doing the other ones.

4. I OPEN MY EMAIL, READ, AND RESPOND TO MESSAGES

- Yeah, work is the second thing I do after praying and planning. I work non-stop for an hour or 2, depends on the demand of my five most important task, then proceed to number 5.

5. EAT!

- Contrary to what others do, I don't eat first because my hunger sets in an hour or two after I wake up. I don't force my body to do what it doesn't want to do at the moment; when I'm finally hungry, that the time I finally eat. :)

That's it! How about you? What are the five things you do when you wake up in the morning? :)

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11 Lovely Thoughts

  1. This is nice. I just realized that if I am a car, I run on diesel. :p

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  2. That was an interesting question :)

    When I wake up in the morning:
    1. I realize that I've stayed up too late watching TV again and that I'm running late.
    2. Take a shower, get dressed
    3. Grab anything edible in the refrigerator (mostly leftovers).
    4. Commute to work
    5. Write a list of the things that I need to do.

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  3. The first five thing i do when I woke up in the morning, first thing -- i pray.. being thankful for everything God has given me.. blessings man o pagsubok I tend to include Him in my everyday life..
    second -- check my daughter.. third -- prepare things needed for her school and also things I needed for work.. fourth -- sip some coffee fifth -- check my mom before I to work.. that is my daily routine in the morning..

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  4. Ms. Martha, do you look at your face in the mirror right after getting out of bed? I do that and i quietly say to myself that this is going to be a great day!

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  5. This actually depends on what day it is but this is what I usually do:

    1. Turn off alarm.
    2. Check phone, social media accounts, email.
    3. Arrange the bed.
    4. WASH UP.
    5. Eat.

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  6. Interesting^̮^ I pray too the moment I wake up each day. That is very important as always. Goodluck Miss Martha to your 7Th anniversary party tomorrow. I know you are excited, all of us are very excited for you(^̮^)

    I hope I could meet you in person someday.I will save money because my parents want to go there in Manila next year, hopefully I can see and
    meet you please?(^-^)

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  7. When my alarm blast I press the snooze button 3 times or more so, when I wake up I go straight to the shower hurrying like a lunatic and go straight to dressing up and putting my makeup on. I eat my breakfast while walking to work.

    When will time management catch up on me when I have a sleepy head (mind you I sleep early and 9 pm is the latest I hit the sack).

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  8. 1. Pray
    2. Cook for breakfast while listening to devotional podcast or motivational podcast
    3. Eat with hubby
    4. Read my book of the month
    5. Take a refreshing shower

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  9. *WRITING A COMMENT AGAIN BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE IF MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS WERE SENT WHEN I USED MY PHONE**

    You're such simple person Ms. Martha, that's why I really admire you! I have a lot of things to do when I woke up in the morning. The first thing I do is to check my baby if he's hungry or I'll need to change his diaper. Then I play with him. After it, I'll ate my breakfast and check my phone. Then I'll put our tv in cartoons. That's our morning routine hehe.

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  10. Prayer is the breakfast of the soul. Despite a challenging day, you'll still feel strong because of that. Thanks for sharing this Ms. M!

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  11. We almost have the same routine!

    1. I pray and read the Bible.
    2. I wash my face with water.
    3. I eat and talk with my family :)
    4. I check my online accounts. :D
    5. Check my calendar for things to do. I use Google calendar and it's so good.

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