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Morning Routine for a Productive Day

Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button and procrastinating about making a morning routine? Start your day off right by taking time in the morning to tackle the day with a sense of readiness and confidence. 

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You don’t have to be “that girl” with a complicated skincare or workout routine. Before the baby is up and the kids start school, try these six simple steps for the best morning routine leading to a good and productive day.

Why I Stick to a Morning Routine

Careful planning is the key to running a productive household. We strategize yearly planning on the homestead by prioritizing our homesteading projects, creating a garden plan to follow each season, and creating a meal plan to get three home-cooked meals on the table every day.

We celebrate as we prepare for a new baby and even prepare for the unknown. Sometimes things go wrong on the homestead, and we can’t plan for everything, but all routine tasks run so much smoother when putting a system into place. 

Even before the all-important healthy breakfast and assigning chore jurisdictions, creating a morning routine that is realistic and sustainable puts me in the right mindset for the rest of the day. 

It allows me to start my day with intention instead of taking a defensive stance, trying to combat whatever comes my way.

I strive to manage my household in a way that promotes peace, productivity, provision, and love, which starts with creating a morning routine for myself. In turn, I can teach my children how to have a productive morning by leading by example. 

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Tip #1 – Wake Up Early

If you are not a morning person, you may be rolling your eyes right now, but you don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn. Just be up before the rest of the household is up, especially if your children need your attention immediately. 

I get up an hour before my younger children wake up, allowing me to get what I need to be done to be ready for the day at hand. It helps me center, care for, and prepare to be available for my family. 

Give yourself grace as you adjust to waking up early, which may feel unfamiliar if you are a new mom or new to staying home. Break some bad habits like, when the alarm clock goes off, stop hitting the snooze button. Will yourself out of bed and try tip #2 first thing. 

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Tip #2 – Drink Water

Directly after waking up, I drink a big glass of water before I do anything else. Water is the best choice to hydrate my body, give me energy, and helps me wake up better than a cup of coffee or any other form of caffeine. 

If you don’t like drinking water, try adding homemade natural water flavoring or making instant herbal iced tea. Do whatever it takes to drink water without adding anything unhealthy to it. 

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Tip #3 – Exercise

Exercise is essential for overall health, including boosting your immune system. This early morning exercise doesn’t have to be your main source of exercise, but just something to wake you up and get your blood flowing and your body moving. 

I put headphones in and listen to uplifting music while doing 15-30 minutes of light exercise right from the comfort of my bedroom. I do stretching and breathing exercises daily. Then, I do a longer, more intensive workout every two or three days. 

Even getting outside and going for a nice steady walk is good to get your blood flowing.

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Tip #4 – Take Quiet Time

I spend this quiet time reading my Bible, a devotional, or a Bible study, and pray, reflect, and connect with God before my day begins. This quiet time focuses me on my priorities and helps create a positive mindset.

You can journal, read a book, meditate, or focus on gratitude. This quiet time is the difference between a good morning routine and a great morning routine. 

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Tip #5 – Get Ready for the Day

Getting dressed and ready for the day frames my body and mind for the work ahead. So, get dressed, brush your teeth, do your hair, put on make-up, and even put your shoes on before you head in to wake up or join the rest of your family.

I get fully ready for the day, setting the tone that I am prepared to work. I am here, and I am showing up for my job. I am ready to manage my household and be present for my family without being in a frenzy. 

Even though I work from home managing our homestead, homeschooling our children, and working in the home, I dress just like anyone would dress and prepare for their career. Feeling prepared like this makes homesteading with children a joy. 

Tip #6 – Make Your Bed

Making my bed is an easy win to get the ball rolling on feeling productive. I don’t know what it is about making the bed, but there is a direct correlation between the days I make it and the days I am most productive.

It also sets an example for my children who have chores and daily routines I encourage them to develop. By instilling these principles, they understand the importance of a morning routine and the importance of chore time for kids

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Give It a Shot

The perfect morning routine comes with starting your day off right using realistic and sustainable morning habits that make you feel good. You will find mastering this discipline will lead to looking for more ways to incorporate structure into your day.

My Household Management Class is designed to guide you from household chaos to household peace. In addition to seventeen full video lessons, you will receive my make-ahead breakfast casserole recipe eBook and a printable household planning sheet.

This workshop comes with a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee so you can confidently enroll.

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