If there is one part of the day that most mums wish to streamline and make easier it is the morning.
If your mornings seem like an endless rush of getting dressed, having breakfast, getting the kids out of the door without a moment to breathe, I have some good news for you.
You CAN enjoy motivated mornings that fuel you with inspiration and energy for the rest of the day.
Even with everything on, you can make your mornings intentional and inspired. Set the tone for the rest of your day with these motivated morning tips.
1. Set the Alarm for 15 Minutes Earlier
Yep. Getting a head start on the morning means getting a head start on the kids.
Aim for waking up at least 15 minutes before they’re up. If you can go to 30 minutes, all the better! It may hurt at first and will take a little while to get into the habit, but once you’re in a routine, you’ll find you struggle to do without this precious extra time.
2. Stretch and Set Your Intention
Don’t jump out of bed and rush to brush your teeth.
Instead, switch off the alarm and slowly stretch and smile.
Place your feet on the floor and stand up. Stretch some more. Bend from side to side, loosening the kinks and letting your body feel awake.
Next, set your intention for the day.
It can be as simple as “Smile more” or “Yell less” ;). An intention is great way to guide your thoughts and actions through the day and keep you centred and calm.
3. Spend Some Time in Reflection
Once you’ve brushed your teeth and splashed some water on your face, drink a glass or two of water and spend some time in reflection.
This can be just 5 minutes of journaling, writing a gratitude list, introspecting on the previous day, prayer, listening to music or whatever takes your fancy.
4. Shower and Dress
Next, hop into the shower and dress. Motivation needs momentum and dressing up is a great way to kick start the day feeling confident and in control.
So, take 5 and get ready before you wake the kids.
5. Scan your To-Do List or Plan for the Day
Spend the next 5 minutes scanning your to-do list or action plan for the day so you know what needs to get done and what happens when.
Now, breathe, smile and go wake up the kids.
That’s it. Your 15-minute guide to motivated mornings that are mindful not manic.
But hey! This is only ONE way to have a motivated morning. There are lots of variations and there’s certainly no single “ultimate morning routine”. It has to work for you. So…
What do mornings look like at your home? Share with us in the comments.
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