I like to start my day reading something positive and uplifting.
Below I’ve compiled a list of the things I read most weekday mornings. They all come to my inbox (and I’m pretty picky about what I invite in there) – some are newsletters, some are blog posts, and some are a daily auto-generated emails.
I actually often read these before I get out of bed. I’m not sure it’s a habit I want to keep or one I want to promote. I sometimes feel like it’s too much technology first thing and I should wait longer before I go directly to my screen. That said, I appreciate the daily shot of positive thinking that comes from these sources. I often read them quickly first thing and then come back to them again once I’m at my desk a few hours later after the morning routine of kids and breakfast and driving to school is completed to actually soak up their wisdom.
These people inspire me to live more fully in alignment with my own personal values and I’m thankful for their contribution to my life.
- Simple Mom | I’ve been a long time fan of this blog and come back to it again and again for life inspiration. Recently loved Easy there, cowgirl. Or, esse quam facere.
- Danielle LaPorte | She challenges me in the ways I need to be challenged. I don’t always agree with her but she makes me think and question and consider and re-evaluate.
- Patti Digh’s Daily Rock | A quick daily message printed on a rock with a couple sentences to go along with it.
- Notes From The Universe | Love, love, love these daily messages from the Universe. If I had to pick just one it would probably be this one.
- Jeff Goins | This is the newest person/site I’ve added recently and I’m interested in what he has to say about story. He’s got a new book I’m hoping to check out as well: The In-Between: Embracing The Tension Between Now & The Next Big Thing.
- Todd Henry of Accidental Creative | Todd’s got a new book coming out this week called Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday that I’ve got pre-ordered.
- Marc & Angel Hack Life | I’m always interested in what these two have to say. Love their list-based writing style. I’ve added some of their posts to my facebook wall over the last year or so. Excellent food for thought.
- Hands Free Mama | I don’t remember when I first encountered Rachel and her awesome message but it so resonates with me deeply and I always look forward to her new posts.
- Elise Blaha Cripe | Crafter, new Mama, thinker, do-er. She’s all around great and has a fantastic blog.
I have quite a few other blogs and inspiring sites in Feedly that I read occasionally when I have time or am looking for inspiration, but these are the ones (at least right now) that I actually invite into my inbox.
What are your daily reads? Do you read first thing in the AM or later in the day?