Establishing a Morning Routine

Establishing a morning routine is something I’ve been wanting to do for months. After budgeting my time last week, I drafted a simple morning routine for myself.

6:45 – Wake, Prayer

7:00 – Writing and/or Work

8:00 – Boys Up, Breakfast

9:00 – Exercise, Get Dressed

This routine is simple but it is going to take some discipline in getting up earlier. (My boys are wonderful sleepers so I tend to sleep until they wake me up!)

I have to confess, I wrote out this morning routine last weekend but have failed miserably in trying to establish the routine. It boils down to me getting to bed too late at night and sleeping in as late as my boys will allow me in the morning.

It’s time to break some bad habits so next week is going to be the week to begin establish a morning routine. I think sticking with a simple morning routine will definitely begin the day on a positive note for me and the whole family.

Check out Covenant Homemaking to read about Mary Jo’s morning routine.

Week 4 Project: Establishing a Daily Routine

Create a routine for your days. If you’re not an incredibly structured person, don’t try to implement a complicated routine next week, just keep it simple and begin establishing little routines. I’m going to focus more next week on successfully establishing my morning routine because I know a smooth morning will help me get a daily routine going!

Do you have a morning routine? Any tips for establishing one? 

responses to “Establishing a Morning Routine” 5

  1. My family's morning routine goes like this for right now:
    Husband wakes up at 5, he gets ready and leaves at 5:45.
    I wake up at 6 (I need an hour more sleep than he does), I get ready for work, then I have snuggle time with the cat for a half hour, leave at 7. That half hour is really nice and starts me on the right note for the day.

  2. My daughter, Grace, is a very erratic sleeper and has made making a morning routine difficult! I love the idea of being up and ready to greet my family each morning – I just haven't mustered the discipline to just get my day started when I'm up super early. I tend to lay around – which only makes me more tired! Great thing to work on next week!

    1. I understand…I want as much sleep as I can possibly get but those mornings when I do make myself get up tend to go much smoother for everyone!

  3. I have my morning routine as well! I get up at 2:30 for work and if I deviate from my normal order of doing things then something is forgotten! I am very stuck into my routine for getting ready for work! Non-work days are a bit rougher though. I want to be up to greet my kiddos but instead I stay in bed as long as possible. I suppose getting up before the birds every other day of the week will do that to a person!

    I used to switch it up and do things in different orders but I just got tired of running out the door at the last minute and then forgetting something usually. My only advice to a morning routine would be just stick to it! Even if in the moment you could switch things up and it would make sense, just stick to your plan! Once I started doing that it has been so much easier and now I don't really have to think about what I'm doing – it's natural. In the beginning the trying out new orders helped me nail down what works though. I'm now very efficient in the morning – I have to be! In fact, since I went back to work in December I have been able to cut out a half hour of my routine and get an extra half hour of sleep!!!

    Good luck next week!

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