So this morning I tried something different. I left my computer in my bedroom and took just the March edition of ELLE downstairs with me. Instead of reading websites and emails and social media, I thumbed through the magazine over my cup of coffee. It felt almost like a Saturday at first.
I'm happy to report that reading a magazine led to a better morning overall--a more inspired outfit for the day, an interesting essay (made of paper and ink) and a calmer attitude overall by the time I hit the shower. In fact, I even brought my lunch today. Now that is the antithesis of frazzled.
I think I'll ditch my computer more often in the mornings and start reading books and magazines.