11 Steps to a Better Morning Routine

I made a change in my morning schedule and came up with a better morning routine that was life changing! I felt a whole lot more productive in the morning.

11 Steps to a Better Morning Routine

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With these 11 Tips for a Better Morning Routine, 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! I try to keep a water bottle near me at all time to help remind me to drink water throughout the day as well.

4. Exercise

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 over 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!

11. Shower

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 to a Better Morning Routine, 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?

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  • thelazylassie

    If only I could wake up at 6 am!. I am glad I don’t have kids yet. I am hoping that once I start my new internship, and hopefully it turns into a job, that I am able to get more done around the house. As of right now I work 2nd shifts, and usually get home between 1 – 3 am. There is no way I could wake up at 6!. I will keep this in mind though for when I eventually am able to do so.

    September 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply
    • Michele

      You sound busy! With second shift I couldn’t get up then either! That is what time I get up because that is what works now for me, you can always adjust the times to your schedule, but still adapt the same steps. Good luck!

      September 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm Reply
  • cecil

    After reading this I feel like I waste my whole morning. Very inspiring, need to get with a better program and 6 am is not an impossible wake up time.

    August 31, 2017 at 8:15 am Reply
    • Michele

      You can do it 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

      August 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Simon Manuel

    You would think that a guy couldn’t relate to these steps (being a night-owl moreover), but this is definitely motivating me to get more things done early in the morning and ultimately get more done through the day!

    August 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reply
    • Michele

      I am so glad you can relate! I promise it has made my days way more productive as I am sure it will make yours as well!

      August 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Divya FS

    Lovely routine, I should start this soon.

    August 30, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply
    • Michele

      Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

      August 30, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply
  • lavandamichelle

    I enjoy the early morning routine , thanks for sharing.

    August 30, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply
    • Michele

      I love it too! Thanks 🙂

      August 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • mjndiaye

    Great tips! I need to start getting more done in the morning before work. I’m hoping to get better about a routine now that it’s back to school!

    August 30, 2017 at 8:34 am Reply
    • Michele

      Yes! When school is out we all tend to lose our routines a little bit. I’m glad you enjoyed the tips!

      August 30, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply

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  • withawhy

    Great tips! (I definitely need these)

    August 22, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply
    • Michele

      I am glad they could help!

      August 23, 2017 at 7:29 am Reply

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