I decided to call this post morning routine essentials four kids and a blog, but didn’t want to turn people away who didn’t have kids or a blog. The truth is everyone can benefit from these morning routine essentials.
For most people, the early morning is the going to be the best time to schedule in some good ol self care before the day hits them full force.
If you don’t know who I am, I am a mother to four. We are a homeschooling, homesteading, renovating farmhouse kind of family. And if that weren’t enough, we decided to throw in a full time blog for good measure.
I consider my early morning habits to be some of the most valuable priorities in my day and can see how they act as a backbone for everything I do.
So, let’s dive right in. Here are the morning routine essentials that I have fine tuned over the last three decades and that I recommend for jumpstarting a fantastic day.
Morning Routine Essentials
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- Wake Up
- Put on workout clothes right away
- Blogging- sometimes will swap this with the 6:30 tasks or sleep in to 6:30 if I’m feel like I’m getting sick
- Spend time Praying and reading the Bible
- My Utmost for His Highest is my all time favorite devotional
- Review my schedule and the kids schedules, prepare copies for each child of their own individual schedules
- Make my bed in 60 seconds
- I do this while my workout dvd is getting warmed up
- Workout at home
- My current/ favorite program is FOCUS T25 from Beach Body
- Drink a quart of water
- Now 1/2 my water intake is already half done for the day
- Make breakfast
- I always drink a smoothie using my Magic Bullet
- One child puts out all the vitamins
- The kids like hot meals and I use recipes that have a prep time of 10 mins, then we eat for 10 mins and clean up 10 mins
- For those of you wanting more information on how we do our food, I will be sharing recipes and my time saving hacks in an upcoming mini course all about meal planning and grocery shopping, etc.
- Kids start school
- I get a shower, get dressed, do hair and makeup
- Having a basic “uniform” (blouses, jeans, one purse & the same color shoes, minimal jewelry) helps cut down on decision fatique and time spent getting ready
- Start teaching, blogging or head out for errands
So, this is a sample idea of a good morning routine. Whatever you decide to do, I highly recommend that you do indeed decide to do a morning routine. Make sure you have a way to “fill your cup” so you are not running on empty all day!
Let me know in the comments what is working for you these days, I love hearing other ideas!
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