I love the calm, quiet of the mornings. No one is calling, texting or needing anything from me. I am an ambivert (both extroverted and introverted), so my introverted side craves this quiet time. I find that setting aside this time really sets a positive tone for my day.
I like to keep all of my supplies in one place, to make my morning less stressful. I have purchased a tote that I keep in my entry-way closet, as that is right by the table I sit at in the mornings.
The first item, is a non-fiction book that I read a chapter or two of in the mornings. These book selections are usually related to organization, self-improvement, time management or may be spiritually-based.
Next, I have my gratitude journal. I write three things each morning that I am grateful for in my life. Typically, I do this in a notebook, but I had received a free gratitude journal that lasts over a 90 day span.
I am currently reading through the Bible chronologically. I started on January 1st, 2015 and will finish on December 31st, 2015. I find this version helpful, as you can do a daily reading in about 10-15 minutes a day. The notebook is my journal, in which I write observations from my reading each day.
So that is my morning basket! Do you have something similar you do in the mornings or are there specific things that you enjoy doing to set your day on the right tone?