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Quiet Mornings

Aug 21, 2015 | By New Darlings

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Most of the time it feels like we’re all working for the weekend, counting down the days until Saturday arrives and we’re free of responsibilities…well at least for the most part. Everyone always talks about “weekend indulgences”, how it’s a time for comfort and relaxing and we couldn’t agree more, but what about the weekdays?  As we get older we’re realizing the value of time and the importance of creating a calm morning routine before rushing off to work, checking emails or conquering that never ending to-do list.

As someone who quickly wakes up, checks their phone, hits the shower, and then gets straight to work, I’ve been waking up earlier to give myself an hour of quiet time each morning.  Rob has always been better with this…making time to read articles or check his favorite music blogs over a hot cup of coffee. I’m the opposite and will sleep as long as I can and then rush out the door. This isn’t really ideal and leaves me with an anxious feeling, which isn’t the best way to start the day.

Lately, I’ve been setting time aside for a warm cup of tea and curling up with a good book each morning.  It’s the perfect way to relax and set the tone for the day.   We’re currently both reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  We’re only about a quarter of the way in, but the author’s perspective on a simplified and organized lifestyle is really inspiring.  One of the concepts discussed in the book revolves around touching each of the items in your home individually and asking, “Does this spark joy?”  That really resonated with us and got us to think about all of the items we have tucked away in draws and closets.  Each day I look forward to reading this a bit more.

Most mornings I’ve been reaching for soft and cozy knits to lounge around in.  This jumpsuit from Aerie has definitely become a favorite. I’ve been loving their soft intimates and all the amazing things they’ve been doing with the AerieREAL campaign. We’ve both been admiring the direction the company has been going in with their unretouched ads, positive message on embracing all body types, and feeling comfortable in your own skin.  It also doesn’t hurt that they have a ton of comfy basics for easy going days.

Slowly but surely, we’re embracing quiet and calm mornings during the week.  We always make time to sit down and have breakfast together on the weekends and unwind, while our favorite records spin in the background, so it feels good to incorporate a little of that easiness into our weekday routine before all the “hustle and bustle” begins. 🙂

Hers: jumpsuit and bralette c/o American Eagle, Essie nail color in “Meet Me At Sunset”, Madewell jewelry, Elizabeth and James glasses

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