You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
- Bun or ponytail?
Ponytails are just easier for me, but I love how buns look…
Ha! I love how buns look…
I mean, I love the look of buns, especially messy buns that are slightly off center, but ponytails are just easier and less work.
- When was the last time you dug your toes into the sand?
It was Memorial Day weekend, and it wasn’t ocean sand. It was sandy little pebbles on the banks of the Russian River.
- Around what time do you usually have your first meal of the day?
I wake up ravenous! I swear, as soon as I open my eyes in the morning, the first thing I think is, “FOOD!”
Or, sometimes, “PHLEW! WHAT IS THIS THING ON MY FACE!? Oh, it’s Tabs…”
So I usually eat around 6:30 a.m., most of the time gruel/oatmeal with strawberry slices, or toast with peanut or almond butter, or waffles with a little peanut butter and raisins on top.
- Do you like wearing unconventional colors on your lips like grays, blues, greens, etc.?
Sure, why not? But only when I feel like I can get away with it, like at a makeup function at a department store, or a fashion show, or something like that.
- Where do you sleep best?
It didn’t used to matter. I used to be able to zonk out and sleep soundly anywhere, even on public transportation! But these days, just my bed or the living room couch.
Do not underestimate the awesome power of the couch nap.
It’s some powerful stuff.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. Bun or ponytail?
2. When was the last time you dug your toes into the sand?
3. Around what time do you usually have your first meal of the day?
4. Do you like wearing unconventional colors on your lips like grays, blues, greens, etc.?
5. Where do you sleep best?
Good mornin’ and happy Monday, friend!
One of the things I like to do when I get up (after eating, of course) is sort of like a little morning meditation.
OK, I know… But before you roll your eyes and go, “Oh, boy, here we go…” I’m serious! — it’s not too cheesy or involved. It’s really quick and helpful.
First, I’ll read a few minutes of something motivational. Sometimes it’s a few pages in a self-help book or an article online. Lately it’s been a website I like called The Daily Motivator.
I’ll just sit quietly and think about it for a few minutes, and then put the best takeaway points into a note in my own words or a list in my phone.
This morning’s post on The Daily Motivator was about enthusiasm, so here’s the note I put in my phone…
Give yourself permission to shine and be enthusiastic about your life and the opportunities in front of you. Enthusiasm keeps you engaged and feeling young and invested in the world around you. Use it to create something wonderful today.
I know, it’s corny, but I don’t care. It works! Give it a try this week. I mean, why not?
Keep your chin up today, OK? See you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,