Kelly didn’t really realize how important quiet time in the morning was to her. Before she had children, she lived and worked in London and had at least an hour of quiet time to herself every morning. Even on the underground, she would have her eyes closed or bury herself deep in a book.
Then she had her first baby. She was not prepared for that sudden lack of quiet morning time before she had to be with other people. Waking up each morning and jumping into mommy mode was incredibly challenging for Kelly.
Gradually, Kelly found her way back to that quiet morning time. At first, it was just on the weekends when her husband let her sleep in and have some extra time to herself. Then she challenged herself to take 15 minutes before her kids got up to set herself up for the best day possible. Building on that success, Kelly has even found other ways to add daily practices to her busy life.
Today Kelly has a morning practice she can’t imagine living without. It’s developed slowly over time and continues to change and evolve. Listen to Kelly’s story of all the ways she incorporates daily practice into her life and what it has come to mean to her and her family.
In this interview, Kelly shares:
- the way she got past the thought “I’m not a morning person.”
- the meditation she loves and why it works for her
- what it took to break the habit of checking social media first thing in the morning
- how her mornings with her kids have transformed since she started her daily practice
- her favorite gratitude journaling exercise
- what to do now to make the most of your practice time
- how and why she developed a second practice time in the middle of her day
- her favorite podcasts to listen to and suggestions to fit them into your day
- her ideas for adding daily practice to the evening (even when you feel exhausted)
Resources to Connect with Kelly:
- The Life Wheel Tool – This is Kelly’s free tool to help you identify which areas of your life are out of balance. You get a bird’s eye view of what needs your attention right now, and gives you a starting point to take actions that will make the most difference in your life.
Other Resources Shared in this Interview:
- Tony Robbins
- Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey meditations
- Rhonda Byrne – The Secret and The Magic
- Jerry and Esther Hicks – Ask and It is Given
- Catarina Andrade
- Todd and Kathy Adams – Zen Parenting Radio
- Inspiring Mama podcast
- Alexia Leachman – The Head Trash Show
Have you made daily practice a part of your life? If so, what works for you? If not, did you get any ideas or insights from Kelly that you want to try? I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below.