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!
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.
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!
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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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