9 Morning Habits to Help Moms Accomplish More Each Day
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to settle for overwhelm.
There are seasons in life when overwhelm is going to happen, when we are juggling so much that it is unavoidable. New baby, new job, lots of littles, house renovations, etc. It happens, but it shouldn’t be the usual for our lives; especially for years on end.
Family life can be hectic and if you are homeschooling, working in the home or outside of the home, those add to it too, but there’s supposed to be more to life than just being busy.
Family life is meant to be a joy and blessing to us, sometimes I think we lose sight of that in the chaos of life.
If you find yourself feeling completely defeated and buried by life all the time, my friend you may need an overhaul of your commitments and priorities, not just your morning and night time routines.
These last few weeks I have been working on a two-part challenge to overhaul your evenings to transform your days, but I haven’t been completely honest. What I didn’t tell you was that the challenge has two parts to it. Surprise! We need to overhaul our evenings AND mornings to accomplish more.
From experience, I have found that a productive day starts the night before. But how do we keep the momentum going throughout the day once we have our evening routine on a roll?
My question for you today is, what do you hope to get out of your days? Do you want to tackle the day with joy, peace and productivity? Are you tired of settling for the hamster wheel, always on the go, but never getting anywhere?
What would you say if I told you there was 9 things that you could do each morning before 8:30 am and if that’s all you got done for the day (including the night routine), you would feel like you already accomplished more than most days of the week? Accomplishing tasks right from the get-go encourages you to keep going and frees you up to move onto other projects or things that you have wanted to do.
I have tried all of these tasks when my kids are awake in the morning and it is 10x’s harder and takes 10x’s longer to do, than if I get the majority of them done before they get up in the morning.
My first recommendation is to get up at least an hour before your children. This one is not on the list, but to enable you to get most of these things done in the shortest amount of time possible, you will have to get up earlier. I’m sorry, but it will be worth it.
Are you ready to keep the momentum from the night before continuing into your day? Let's do this!
My challenge to you is to implement these 9 habits to your mornings (continue with your evening routine).
1. Have a quiet time-spend time with the Lord, praying and reading the Word is a great way to set the tone of your day.
2. Make your bed-not only is it fun to check it off the list, but it also instantly makes your room look tidier.
3. Drink A Glass of Water-keep this up throughout the day.
4. Exercise-even if it’s only 15 minutes, it will boost your energy, boost endorphins and make your skin glow. Check out this workout that you do 3x's a day for 4 min. This is great for those short on time.
5. Shower and get yourself dressed and ready for the day.
6. Start a load of laundry.
7. Unload the dishwasher.
8. Go over the days to-do list.
9. Get dinner started-marinade meat, chop veggies, make a salad or get everything into the slow cooker.
That's it! There's a good chance you do most of these throughout the day already, but getting them done first thing, is a HUGE head start on the day.
In the evening overhaul post, I included a daily checklist printable (get yours here). A few of the morning routine habits are also included on that list. For your copy of the printable, you can find it here.
Add these 9 things to your morning routine and see how they can help transform you days!