01 Nov A Quick Look at My 5 AM Morning Routine
I wanted to make this blog post to share my morning routine because I’ve seen a lot of morning routines out there, but they seem to mostly be for young women with no kids and a work from home job.
This is not one of those routines.
This is for the mother with a busy life, like me.
I do actually wake up at 5:00 a.m., and I use the first part of the day for myself.
When I give up a little bit of sleep to wake up earlier, I find that I feel more accomplished, organized, and confident about the day.
I spend about twenty to thirty minutes in prayer. Sometimes, I read a devotional. Sometimes I combine prayer with exercising, such as going on a prayer walk or praying while stretching.
This is when I take a shower.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I do NOT wash my hair every day. Sometimes I use dry shampoo or throw my hair up into a bun.
If I end up doing my full hair and make-up, it takes a little less than an hour. I’ll listen to a podcast (like One Verse) or some worship music.
At this point, I do my laundry and enjoy some Bible reading.
If you haven’t read my post about how I almost effortlessly keep up with laundry in a house of six, you should head over and read it. It’s a great system that allows my kids to help with the work.
This is when I wake up my kids so they can get ready for school.
Sometimes they eat breakfast at school, but if they don’t, this is also when I feed them breakfast.
Now we’re out the door and on our way to school!
How to Make Your Morning Quick and Peaceful
To be honest, most of what makes my morning routine so easy and stress free is what I do the night before. I set myself up to have a great morning.
If you haven’t read ’10 Productive Things to Do Before Bed’, you should check it out. The steps I share there will set the stage to help you have a successful morning.
Why You Need a Good Morning Routine
When we are waking up early and tackling our day, it helps us to be productive. It helps us with time management, too!
These are all things I talk about in The Thriving Mom Club.
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I’ll talk to you next time.