Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel like you are already behind for the rest of the day?
Often I wake up and never seem to catch up. It’s really hard to enjoy your day when you feel behind before you even get started. I have learned that having a morning routine really helps me start my day off right!
I want to let you know that this routine that I’m about to share with you is my ideal way to start my day. When I’m in a season of business, sickness or have a new baby it doesn’t always happen. The point of creating a morning routine is to have a plan for your day with a plan so you can be more on the ball.
1. Get up before the kids
This one is actually funny because it almost never happens. My boys are very early risers. It’s one of the reasons that they go to bed at 730. I tried to get up before they did but that meant getting up at 5am most mornings and that just wasn’t going to work for me. Instead I have trained my boys to play in their rooms until 7am when it’s time to get ready for breakfast.
2. Make up the bed!
I don’t know about you but if I make my bed as soon as I get up in the morning I’m less likely to climb back under the covers. And honestly it also gives me something to check off my to-do list each day.
3. Freshen up
This step will vary from person to person. Decide what you need to do each morning to feel awake and/or put together. If you want to shower and do hair and makeup each morning then make sure you leave enough time for that. I like to wash my face, brush my teeth and put on some essential oils first thing in the morning. I typically don’t get out of my jammies until after morning devotions.
4. Time in the WORD
I know I say this often but it is very important to have at least a few minutes before you day starts to talk with God about your day. I like to read through a quick devotion or read a Psalm and a Proverb in the morning. If I have more time I will work on either journaling or a bible study. I also like to pray over my day.
5. Look over the plan for the day
Our days are pretty routine and I try to make sure that we are not too busy but I still like to take some time to look through my calendar and see what I need to get done. I sometimes write out a to-do list for that day so that I can be sure not to forget something really important (like starting dinner early if we need to be out).
Usually by this time my boys are chomping at the bit for breakfast so I head to the kitchen to get that meal ready. Or I join them at the table (because they have fed themselves) for family devotions.