Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Make The Most Out of Your Mornings

Okay, ladies. Some of us are early birds and some of us are those that can have the day to start about noon. But none the less, we still have to get up in the mornings to get the kid(s) ready for school, help the hubby get ready for work, or better yet, get ready for work ourselves. But how do you make the most of your mornings or even days when there is so much to do but little time to do it? I'm glad you asked. 

Okay, let's face it, in my Maury Povich voice, YOU ARE NOT SUPER WOMAN! Okay, let's get that clear. You're not her but there are moments you can feel like her. 

I am a morning person because I like to go on and get my day started and by the end of the day, I can relax. I set my alarm to rise between 5:30 am and 6:00 am. My husband asks me the same question of why I do that even on days I don't have to work. I give him the same answer because I like getting up early and get going. Maybe one day, he will stop asking ;-) lol.  Trust me, I have a long list of things to do but I don't get up at 3:00 am or 4:00 am to start on them because I have learned how to categorize my life, with the help of my Happy Planner. So, I want to share with you how I have learned how to make the most of my mornings. 

1) No Snoozing 
I know that sometimes it's hard but if I snooze it just push time down further and then I have to jump up and my mind is all over the place. Don't hit that snooze button. If you set that alarm clock to go off at 5:00 am, get up at 5:00 am and get going. 

2) A Morning Routine 
When you get out that bed, have a routine for your morning. Meditation, exercise, getting the family ready for school and work, etc. Make the routine simple to where you won't feel tired an hour later. 

3) Shorten the To-Do List 
Easier said than done huh? Actually, no. Categorize your list by the following: Priority; Important; Not Important; Later. This will allow you to see what you are capable of doing in the hours allotted. 

4) Everyone has the same 24 hours 
Yeah, I know it feels like you don't get a full 24 hours in a day but honey you do. We all do. If you can't get everything done in that day, don't beat yourself up. It's okay. Just go back to the drawing board and make it work for you. 

5) Eat Frog?? 
Wait, what?? Mark Twain said if you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will you can go through the rest of the day knowing that the worst thing you've done is behind you. What does that mean? Don't dread over something all day. Pick yourself up and make up in your mind that you are going to have a great day after all. 

6) Prep the night before 
This is major. If you prep things the night before that you know that you will need the next morning, that can help you a lot. Fixing lunches. Getting clothes out to wear the next day. Doing a house chore. Whatever you can do, DO IT! 

7) Don't forget to drink WATER
I am guilty at going straight to the Keurig when I get my morning started but I have learned that I need to have at least 1 cup of water when I first get up. Think about it. You've slept for a few hours and your body needs the hydration from the water. Drink it up! 

Try these tips and see if they would help you with your mornings. 

I would love to hear about how you are doing. Leave us a comment and let us know! 


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