I recall the days when I used to dread waking up in the morning because I would feel like I was already behind before I even got started, but then I decided to make a change in my morning schedule and came up with a morning routine that was life changing! I felt a whole lot more productive in the morning and I actually started feeling motivated to get out of bed!
With these 11 Tips, you can feel more energized and motivated to in the morning and be on your way to a more productive day!
Wake up at 6 am
1. Tidy up the Living Room on the Way to the Laundry Room
This includes picking up things and putting them in their place as you walk through the living room.
2. Start a Load of Laundry.
There is always laundry in our house! Have you noticed as soon as you finish your last load of laundry you ALWAYS find more? I start my laundry first thing in the morning before my day gets busy. Usually by the time 8:00 rolls around I have already washed, dried, and folded a load of laundry with subsequent loads in the machine.
3. Pour a Glass of Water and Start Drinking
Your body cannot run without fuel, so start the day off right by drinking water!
Dedicate 20-30 minutes to exercising in the morning. I know you might not feel like doing it, I don’t most days when I start, but I promise you will never look back on your exercise and say, “I wish I didn’t do that today.” So get moving!
5. Make Lunches
I make all the kid’s lunches as well as my husbands. It is easy. They are all packed next to their backpacks because of 1. It gets clutter off the counter and 2. I don’t want them to forget them.
6. Meditate/ Read Something Spiritual
Spend some “me time” reading/ studying something you believe in. I usually spend 10-15 minutes reading while the kids eat breakfast and brush their teeth.
7. Make Beds
Yes, I make my kids beds during the week. I would rather them get 5 more minutes of sleep and be happier than make their bed. Now, don’t worry on the weekend they are making their beds! I can make their beds in just a couple of minutes and I don’t have to stare at unmade beds all day long.
8. Empty the Dishwasher
Since you started the dishes after dinner, it is now ready to be unloaded that way you don’t have dishes piling up all day. This way you can have a clean sink all day long.
9. Wipe Down the Table and the Kitchen
After everyone has eaten breakfast and lunches are made wipe down all the counters and the table. This will make you feel like a million bucks.
10. Make a To Do List
Without my to-do list, I am lost. I am way more productive when I write down what I need to do that day and at the end of the day, it feels so awesome to look back and see everything that you accomplished that day. This also helps save me time because I don’t wander around the house wondering what I should do next!
I used to wait to shower until later in the day. On most days I would feel blah and not motivated at all, but then I started showering in the morning and you know what happened? I started feeling motivated and feeling like I can conquer the day!
With these 11 steps to a more productive morning, you will have a more productive day and look forward to waking up in the morning!
Do you have a morning routine that you follow? What does that entail?