mi 17 The first 17 minutes that can change your life

Welcome to mi 17! The first 17 minutes that can change your life: A blog about the 17 minutes you spend in the morning on self care and how you can use this time to create a better you.

mi 17 is not just about morning routines, it’s about life. It’s about creating a better you, a better life and a better world. I am going to show you how to use the first seventeen minutes of your day to create the best version of yourself; inside and out. The goal is to get more from those seventeen minutes each day.

I want to share my knowledge with you, so that you can create the same positive change in your life as I did in mine. Self care is not selfish, it’s smart! And there’s no better way to start your day than by taking care of yourself.*

You may be wondering why I have decided to call this site mi 17. Allow me to explain.

The focus of this website is about taking time for yourself in the morning, 17 minutes to be exact, and using that time in a way that will help to create the best you possible. And what better way to create something than by starting from scratch?

I am calling this time mi 17 because it is your time; it is significant to you and only you. It’s kind of like your own personal space, a place where you can be 100% authentic and unapologetically YOU! It is your sacred space.

It’s often very hard for us as women (and men) to find time for ourselves in our daily lives. Many of us are juggling so many different roles: mother, wife, daughter, employee (or business owner), friend, etc., and sometimes the last thing we want to do is to add something else to our already overladen plates. But if I could ask you one question it would be this: Do you want to become a better version of yourself? If your answer is yes then here’s another question: Are you willing to make a small sacrifice, 17 minutes out of your day, in order for that dream of yours to

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you check your email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Are you in a rush to get ready for work and out the door as soon as possible?

mi 17 is about the first 17 minutes of your morning and how to best use them. You will be amazed at what happens when you take a few moments each day to focus on yourself and the positive aspects of your life.

The power of positive thinking is not a new concept. But how often do we really stop to think about it? Most of us are too busy trying to make ends meet, spend time with our families, try to stay healthy, etc. We let days pass by without taking the time to notice something good about them or the people around us.

If only we could find those 17 minutes in our lives! If we could take a few minutes each morning to really think about what is going on in our lives and what we want out of them. What would happen if you actually used that time to focus on what is good in your world? Would it change your day? Your life?

I am a busy person, just like you, who is trying to find time for self care. I believe that taking 17 minutes each morning to reflect, meditate and plan your day can change your life. 17 minutes is something we can all find in our busy lives and if it has the power to change our lives for the better then why not.

I started this blog to track my own journey with the 17 minutes I spend in the morning on self care, but also because I wanted to share my findings with all of you. I have found that taking 17 minutes each morning has had a massive impact on my life and how I feel. It has helped me feel more optimistic, which has led me to be able to cope better with stress, has stopped me from being so reactive and given me a sense of calm.

I hope that by sharing my experiences with you and what I learnt along the way that you will see how powerful taking just 17 minutes each day can be and start a positive cycle in your own life.

As a busy mom and business owner I have always had a hard time finding time for myself. I’ve been trying different morning routines and meditations, but never really stuck with any of them. It only took me 17 minutes though to see the difference in my day when I started waking up earlier to meditate.

So this blog is about how you can use 17 minutes of self care each morning to make a huge difference in your life.

The first 17 minutes of your day are crucial. They set the tone for how the remaining 23 hours, 43 minutes, and 40 seconds will go.

The way you start your morning is the way you start your life.

I am a firm believer that “the way you start your morning is the way you live your day.” I have never been more productive than when I used my mornings to my advantage. This would not have been possible if I didn’t use the first 17 minutes of my day to set myself up for success.

In 2014, I decided to stop being lazy and make a change. I started waking up earlier than I needed to so that I could find time for self care. In the beginning it was rough going. It was difficult to give up sleep even though I knew it would benefit me in the long run. After a while, though, I realized that getting up early was worth it. The benefits far outweighed the costs, so much so that now it is a habit of mine to get up early every morning to take care of myself before taking care of anyone else.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


When I was young I enjoyed keeping a journal, and for a period of time I wrote in it daily.  As I grew older and life got busy the journal became less of a priority.  The last few years I have made an effort to journal again but never really followed through.  At the beginning of this year my friend gave me this beautiful journal as a birthday gift and it has been sitting on my desk ever since.  Every time I walk by it I feel guilty that it’s been left empty.

I think my biggest problem is that I get overwhelmed by all the things I want to write about and just don’t know where to begin. My mind is so full of thoughts and ideas that if I were to just sit down with a pen and paper half of it would be gone before I even started writing!

I read somewhere recently that writing in your journal doesn’t need to be long paragraphs or sentences…it can simply be words or phrases or short sentences…that way you are less likely to talk yourself out of writing.  Just do what feels right in the moment and go with it!

So today, after putting it off long enough

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