Making Over My Mornings

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I want to start this post by saying I am not a morning person.  I like to sleep in and always have, just ask my mom!

What I do like, though, is having some me time before my kiddos wake up.  When my kiddos wake me up I feel behind all. day. long.  I feel like I can’t ever catch up and I hate to say it, that makes me cranky!  In the words of Kat Lee, I want to wake up FOR my kids, not TO my kids.

Developing a simple life is more than just decluttering my physical possessions.  It’s about decluttering my time as well.  It’s about looking at the things on my to-do list and deciding if there are things I can remove and cut back on.  On the flip side, it’s also about adding things to my day that do bring joy and happiness.  And that is where I think a morning routine comes into play.

Making Over My Mornings

I have decided that I am going to take matters into my own hands and try to improve (or lets be real, develop) my morning routine.  One of the tools I am using to do this is Crystal Paine’s Make Over Your Mornings ecourse.  In all honesty I purchased this course when it came out, ahem, in 2015.  I did go through a couple of lessons, but I didn’t make it very far, unfortunately.  At the time I had a kiddo who didn’t sleep that well so I needed the extra sleep in the mornings!

Of course there are always exceptions, but I feel like I am at a place where I can start getting up before my kiddos, even if it’s only 15 minutes to sip on coffee, jot down my “frogs” for the day and read a chapter from a good book.

I plan to take the next couple of weeks to go through the course and every few days I will share how I am applying the lessons in my own life.  I am hoping the accountability will be the push I need to develop a morning routine that sticks!

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Would you like to join me on this journey?

I definitely don’t want to add more to an already packed to do list, but research shows when you develop a habit the new activity eventually becomes part of your routine.  In other words, the new activity becomes almost autopilot.  In my mind if I don’t have to think about doing something my life is already simpler.

You can read some honest reviews of the course here, here and here.  You can also try the first day for FREE here (scroll all the way to the bottom) or jump right in and sign up for the course here.

The course is 14 days long with a short video, written lesson and project for each day.  It’s all designed to be completed in about 15 minutes per day.  I think that is doable!

Click the banner below for more details and to sign up to join me!

I am also working on putting together a list of articles, books and videos to help you make over your mornings and develop that optimal morning routine.  I hope to share that soon!

Do you have a morning routine?

What works for you?  What doesn’t work?  Share in the comments below!

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