monday v friday morning
Updated: Aug 12, 2021
Every morning, I eat breakfast. Regardless of whether I have awoken at 5 am to complete a morning session or 8 am when I crawl out of bed after a long night's work - I will always prepare breakfast for myself.
I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets you up with the energy you need to begin to conquer your day. But there are also ways you can eat breakfast for the meal to give you more than just energy. Let me explain...
My breakfast varies on a day to day basis. Whether I blend it, toast it or unwrap it - I make an effort to choose the ingredients and choose the flavours - I feel good knowing I have chosen the first thing that I consume in the day. Following preparation, comes plating the meal - I always choose a plate, bowl, or mug that I enjoy eating/drinking from. I often make an extra effort to use this one plate though. It has some beautiful design around the circumference and perfectly frames whatever food that is on it - even if I burn my toast, the food always regains some aesthetic dignity on this plate.
This plate came from a brunch spot called Jeannine's, in California. Every time I use this plate it reminds me of the meal I had there with two good friends of mine - I remember what it was that I ate, what we were talking about and what the weather was like.
When I prepare the breakfast I desire and place it onto the plate I choose, I experience something you wouldn't expect on a Monday at 6 am. I experience a change in state. It is in the moments that I butter my toast, place it onto my plate, and sit to break my fast that I step away from the heightened feelings of anticipation for the challenges in the week ahead...
It is through the preparation of my meal and setting the table (with the plate that I like) - that my feelings change. I am reminded of the memories with my friends, the meals I have eaten from the plate, and most importantly I feel a sense of control, over what I am eating.
Regardless of what is ahead on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. I know that I have started the day with enjoyment and control.
I ask that you look at breakfast as a time that you control and appreciate.
Breakfast prep can have a not so little impact on your day.