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Whatever the very opposite of a morning person is is what I was. Every morning the alarm clock of my children would jolt me from my delicious slumber and I was thrown into a new day greeted by hungry bellies and eager eyes. When you’re waken up abruptly, it’s almost like the world conspires to make sure that you have the worst possible day ever. Instead of letting the universe consistently clown me through my children, I decided that a new morning routine was in order.
I was apprehensive because I pretty much hate waking up early–despite the amount of productivity I know that I’ll have. Changing habits when you don’t want to is hard but I’ve changed my attitude towards this and have really made my morning routine work for me.
3 Easy Ways to Rock Out Your Morning Routine
1.Plan the night before.
I’m a supreme planner. I love a good bullet journal method that allows me so much flexibility. I plan my days out the night before and in doing this, I’m already getting mentally prepared so that by morning I know what I’m tackling that day.
2. Have products in your morning routine that excite you.
Yes, I said it. Your products that you use SHOULD excite you. One of the favorites in my household is Dove. I love how Dove has different body washes that cater to what your skin is doing in every different season. Right now we’re using the Dry Oil line because no one has time for dry skin. I recently started using their dry spray deodorant in the Chamomile scent and have fallen in love! It’s so easy to use and lasts as long as I do in battles of mom versus children. By the time I end up back in bed, my quick #ShakeSprayGo from the morning still has me smelling fresh enough that my husband doesn’t smell my day on me.
I mean, my goodness that 48 hours of odor and wetness protection is incredibly accurate. Couple that with super soft underarms and I am one happy lady.
3. Wake up before the kids.
This is something that can be a bit harder since my sour patch kids normally range in times they wake up but it’s so necessary. When you wake up before the kids do, you have the opportunity to wrap your mind around the day and get your life together before they come trampling through your bed wreaking havoc. Take this time to have a cup of hot lemon water, meditate, pray and review the day ahead of you.
**Bonus: Get dressed and put on a little makeup.
I know we’re in the age of Alicia Keys and the #nomakeup movement but a little mascara and lip gloss never hurt anyone. Take pride in your appearance and the care of yourself. Remember: you set the tone for how your children view and take care of themselves. While you don’t have to have your face beat daily, showing a little love to yourself goes a long way.
Creating new habits don’t have to be big, intense and drastic. Making small changes in your mornings can be the difference you need to take your good days to great.
What are some of the steps included in your morning routines?