Hello my lovelies,
There is no doubt about it. People who consistently stick to a morning routine are more successful. There have been various studies that prove this. But how does a morning routine make you more successful?
A morning routine, or lack thereof sets to the tone for the day. A good morning routine sets the tone for a day where you are in control. Basically, you want to drive your day instead of letting your day drive you. Think about it. On those days where you’ve woken up late and your usual morning ritual has gone out of the window it’s been chaos. You’ve been late for work, you didn’t have time for breakfast, you got stuck in traffic… see? Chaos!
But imagine a day where you wake up, get dressed (you showered the night before) and have a cup of coffee in the quiet before your kids wake up. You unpack the dishwasher ready for the breakfast dishes later and start breakfast before the kids come running through. While the kids eat breakfast, wipe the counters, take out the recycling, feed the dog and get a load of laundry on. Dirty dishes go straight into the dishwasher. While the kids get dressed, make the beds, take out something from the freezer to defrost and do a quick 5 minute tidy of the main living areas. By the time you leave the house, you’ve gotten quite a bit done, leave the house in a decent state for later and you feel in control. Go Mom!
Before the school holidays started I decided to make these 6 weeks count. I have been working on various techniques in order to get my home looking good, staying motivated and basically, training myself to spend as little time as possible cleaning on the weekends. I can’t tell you have having a simple morning routine, especially during the school holidays is making life simpler. I didn’t normally have a routine for the Summer. But maintaining what I do during term time during the summer holidays means that by 8:30, I can go out for the day with my daughter and come home to a clean, peaceful home.
If you don’t have a morning routine, now is the time to start thinking about creating one. this is my morning routine:
Get up and make the bed
Make coffee (I don’t have to unpack the dishwasher because I did it before I went to bed)
Make breakfast and eat. Take our vitamins
Tidy up after breakfast (dishes go straight into the empty dishwasher)
Take out meat for dinner to defrost
Quick tidy of the main living areas
While I’m in the bathroom after brushing my teeth, I swish the toilet bowl with the toilet brush, wipe down the mirror and basin with a bathroom wipe.
Boom! You’re all set for your day. The kitchen is clean. Laundry is on. Dinner is defrosting. The bathroom is clean. The main living areas are tidy. Your kids have been feed and are dressed.
Now that my routine is more established, I plan on working some personal development into my day. So perhaps, wake up a few minutes earlier for some meditation with my coffee. This part is going to take a while to establish because I can’t even think before my first hit of caffeine but I’ll work on it.
Get yourself into a morning routine and see how well your day goes.
As always, I’d love to hear from you, so leave a comment below.