I love my office. I love that I can keep things close by that inspire and perhaps even encourage me to work. One of my morning rituals (besides coffee) that I always manage to keep no matter how busy, is slecting my mood for the day. I always move the marker over a new Little Miss or Mr. It's kind of cathartic really. I put it all out there and it's up to me to maintain my happy mood or shape up if I am in a Little Miss Scary place. I found this version with Office characters at Target. I love it! One of my genius friends also decided to make up our own, so she actually drew out characters for me; because sometimes you just have to think outside of the Mr. Men/Little Miss pink box.
It's a funny thing, our moods. Sometimes no matter how determined we are to be Mr. Happy things can drag us down, and oftentimes (especially on Mondays for some reason) you feel bogged down and then something happens to completely lift your spirits. That's the importance/value of a day. You never know what it will bring. That's why you should never be determined to be set in your ways, but be openminded to change with an open heart. Our moods are never set in stone, but rather they are what we make up our minds to be. What are your morning/office rituals?