Mornings can be chaotic and challenging, especially for busy moms. But building a morning routine can keep you organized and focused and help you sneak in a little self care. Don’t miss the 5 things I learned by making over my mornings and ideas and tips to help you create a morning routine.
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5 Things I Learned by Making Over My Mornings
I’ve been working on positively changing things up at home. I started with my mornings. But even with all of the work I was putting in, I wasn’t where I wanted to be.
I had some major breakthroughs while taking this fun, supportive class.
And today I’m sharing them with you, in hopes that you’ll be inspired to take action and make over over your mornings, too!
I could share more than 5 Things I Learned by Making Over My Mornings, but I don’t want to ruin the fun for you! 🙂
These are my TOP five.
#1 It’s Not Just About Getting Up Early
Most mornings, my husband and I are up at 5:00, so that we can get ready for the day and enjoy a cup of coffee together before our lovely (but loud) teenagers get up. I had the getting up early thing down.
What really made a difference for me was being intentional about my early mornings instead of just reacting to what was right in front of me.
I’m intentional about not checking my phone or getting on the computer until after my husband and I have coffee and we have breakfast as a family. Staying off my phone and my computer have made my mornings much less stressful, and I’m better able to focus on my family before we all head off for the day!
#2 Prioritize, Prioritize, Prioritize
I thought I was good at prioritizing….
As soon as I hit the office in the mornings, I look at my to-do list and decide what needs to be done first and what can slide to another day.
But I was missing the point of prioritizing!
It’s not just about to-do’s.
It’s about the important people and things in our lives!
I was prioritizing to-do’s, but I wasn’t doing a good job of prioritizing myself and my family.
This relates to the item above. By not getting sucked into my electronics, emails, and texts, I was able to prioritize my family. Plus, those emails and texts could wait a couple of hours until I was ready to start my work day!
#3 Rewards are a Good Thing
When I get up on time and do a stellar job of prioritizing, I have time for myself (one of the aforementioned important things).
I have time for yoga, reading, and journaling. And that makes me happy, which makes my family happy (and relieved).
I’m no fun when I’m cranky and unhappy.
And nothing is more motivating than having a little “me” time!
#4 An Evening Routine is a Must!
I figured this out on my own, but the actual implementation tripped me up.
By working through Make Over Your Mornings I discovered what was triggering much of our morning stress and chaos, and we were able to eliminate it.
Making lunches, locating shoes and backpacks, and deciding what to wear were huge stressors in the morning. By completing these tasks the evenings before, our mornings go much more smoothly!
I’d even go so far as to say that an evening routine is MORE important than a morning routine, because it truly sets the tone for the next day!
Don’t believe me? Try it! I dare you! 😉
#5 Little Tweaks Can Make a HUGE Difference
This one I stumbled onto by accident.
I was working through Make Over Your Mornings and adding a few nurturing activities to my routine, one of which was yoga. I love a good stretch and deep breathing session!
As soon as Hubs left for work, I grabbed my mat, queued up a yoga video, and stretched and breathed.
But then my daughter came downstairs to get breakfast before heading to work….
The moment was blown.
I couldn’t focus.
I couldn’t breathe.
So, I decided to move my morning yoga practice upstairs to my bedroom. I’d still be done in time to say goodbye to my daughter before she headed to work, but I could also enjoy my morning yoga practice.
This alone was HUGE!
But there was more.
Doing yoga upstairs meant that I went straight from yoga to getting ready for the day AND making my bed.
Doesn’t seem like much, I know.
But making my bed is so important. It’s one task that gives my morning a good start. Plus, our room is clean more often than not, so it’s refreshing to go in there throughout the day.
When I moved my yoga upstairs, it was easy to transition to the next necessary morning task.
AND I was getting dressed and ready for the day (rather than staying in my yoga clothes all day…one downfall of working at home). By getting dressed and ready for the day, I was more productive which fed right into prioritizing and rewards!
Awesome results from just moving my yoga practice upstairs, don’t you think?!
5 Things I Learned by Making Over My Mornings
So, those are the top 5 thing I learned by making over my mornings! For me, it was all about prioritizing my VIPs, establishing an evening routine, rewarding myself, and making small tweaks (which make a HUGE difference).
Take the chaos and challenge out of morning by creating and following a morning routine. It will help you prioritize your most important relationships and things, and you’ll be able to sneak in some self care. And you don’t have to get up earlier!
Follow the tips in today’s post, take the Make Over Your Mornings class, and add a morning routine to your day!
More About Make Over Your Mornings
I dared you to try the Make Over Your Mornings class, and it’s so easy to do!
You can try out Day 1 for FREE just by clicking here (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page).
And if you love Day 1 (which I know you will), you can purchase the full Make Over Your Mornings class for only $17!
I’ve paid much more for classes from which I’ve gotten far less.
And come back to this post and share what you learn from the class. If you’ve all ready taken the class, let me know what you learned by commenting below!
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