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Motivational Monday…Jump Start Your Day!

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Motivational Monday…Jump Start Your Day!


Once again I found an interesting quote while wandering around Cyberville. 


For best results, start your day with a glass of water, an open mind, and a smile.




It sounds simple and something easy enough to do. Many of us, myself included, have a big glass of water to hydrate ourselves when we wake up!  


So let’s break this down…

Start your day with a glass of water. Besides hydrating ourselves after hours of fasting, this morning ritual has many health benefits. 

~Your body absorbs water faster on an empty stomach

~Increases metabolism

~Increases your immune system

~Helps with your cognitive ability (dehydration is not good for our mental functioning)


Start your day with an Open Mind

Take advantage of a good night’s rest and hydration to allow good thoughts, new thoughts, positive thoughts, and different thoughts to enter your mind.

Our country has lowered the gates of our minds…not allowing differing opinions to enter. 

However, closed minds work both ways…your thoughts become trapped when the steel door is shut. 



Start your day with a SMILE

While you’re staring at your sleepy face in the mirror before you brush your teeth, SMILE!!!

Did you know that studies have shown that smiling can trick your brain into happiness? 


What do you say? Think you can jumpstart your day with these 3??


Those who laugh often never grow old.

Benjamin Franklin

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. I get up every morning to a cup of coffee and have an open mind. The open mind side has been developing over the years. It is a process not an event. The coffee is non-negotiable. Enjoy your day.

Jun 03, 2024 05:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin oh trust me...the coffee (first of 4 cups a day) comes after my water. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning and happy Monday, Kathy! A wonderful post with which to start a day. I have water each morning quickly followed by coffee. And how could I not start my day with a smile living with Bingo and Mr. Marlow!

Jun 03, 2024 05:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker isn't it wonderful how our furry friends bring us so much joy!!!!!  Reading the names Bingo and Mr. Marlow made me smile. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib nothing better than the joy are furry friends bring us. Just can't imagine living without them.

Jun 04, 2024 04:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

You have offered three excellent ways to start the day that are beneficial to you! I always have a big glass of water followed by coffee, try and have an open mind and  feel the need to smile often..so I'm following your regime! Happy Monday!

Jun 03, 2024 05:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I know so many people who do not drink water at all. I've been trying to get both of my SIL's to drink water. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy Monday, Kathy - I typically wake up and start my day before the sun rises.  A morning routine to "get going in a positive way" is a smart move in my opinion.   

Jun 03, 2024 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs sounds like a good way. You must get up early because I see your comments early for CA time. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share as we face the challenges of a new week.

Jun 03, 2024 07:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley I can't imagine what it would be like to begin the week with a negative attitude. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:31 AM
Carmine Rauso & Debbie Rauso
Keller Williams Main Line - Newtown Square, PA
Professional REALTORS® and Real Estate Investors

Thanks for sharing. I like my first glass of water to be hot, mixed with coffee grounds, strained, and then with a nice touch of cream and sugar. Ahhh....water! : )

Jun 03, 2024 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Carmine Rauso & Debbie Rauso oh how funny!!!   That's one way to drink water!!! My coffee comes almost immediately after my water in the morning. I'm not fond of those occasions when I can't have it because of bloodwork or tests...which thankfully are rare. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:35 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I like the idea of starting the day with a smile Kathy, and hope it lasts the whole day long!

Jun 03, 2024 08:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I agree. Put it on and keep it on all day. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I don't know about the last two, but I always start my day with coffee flavored water.   🤣

Jun 03, 2024 09:04 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I'm about to have my 3rd cup of coffee.. However I always have water with me!!

Jun 03, 2024 11:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Monday Kathy and Water instead of coffee first thing, that would change my morning but will to do that, I like to think I smile all the time even when I am on the phone!


Jun 03, 2024 09:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I take water to bed with me and often have some during the night. But yes...coffee after my first water. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I can do that
I need to be better about starting the day with water. I've been jump starting my day with the water in coffee.  As for the open mind and smile... easy peasy.

Jun 03, 2024 10:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I wasn't a huge water drinker when younger, although we had a lot of iced tea. As I got older, I never go anywhere without water. I drink water when I wake up and then head for the coffee. 

Jun 03, 2024 11:39 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

This simple glass of water seems to hold much more than I imagined.  M

Jun 03, 2024 12:04 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

First I read Dorie's post and knew I needed to stop by your post full of Tude!  Let's all start off this week with Double Tude Posts!


Featured in BananaTude!


Jun 03, 2024 01:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I start my day with a mug of coffee and then smile when I see our animals, cats and dog:)Endre

Jun 03, 2024 10:58 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Good morning and the smile begins usually shortly after waking up. Smiling I am still here for another day.  Coffee comes first and then a thermos of water. Open mind I would like to believe is an ongoing process though during these times keeping it open becomes increasingly difficult.

Jun 04, 2024 04:17 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like these tips, but I kept looking for the mention of starting the day with bacon, haha.

Jun 04, 2024 05:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Well, I am 24 hours late, but the inspiration in your post works every day. I try the water to start every day but have to admit that on some days the coffee is first!


Jun 04, 2024 07:54 PM