Mornings are a busy time, full of stress, chaos and probably some yelling and crying. So who is crying in your home, you or your kids?

Before I got organized mornings ended in way too much stress.  My blood pressure was up, the kids were unhappy, and I was sweaty and red faced when I got into the car.  NOT a good way to start the morning, so I decided to make a change.  I got the kids organized, why can’t I do the same thing for myself?  Wasn’t I too old for a morning routine?  Nope!  I wish I had started one sooner.

I picked my goal: getting out of the house on time, and not stressed!  I realized that multitasking did not work for me, it actually doesn’t work for anyone.  I had to stick to the task at hand.  I like to get up slowly so I set my alarm earlier, more time to lounge in bed.  I made my lunch the night before so I had less to do in the morning.  I would start the day with a positive thought, because as my son says “Mom if you say you’re going to have a bad day, you’re going to have a bad day!”.  He’s so right.  I decided to take his advice and would encourage myself or put positive quotes on Post It notes on the bathroom mirror. The kids got in on it as well.  I would shower, make my bed, sit and have a quiet coffee and be on my way.  NO phone.  My phone was so distracting, so if I had enough time, I would check it after I was completely ready to go.

Seems simple?  It is!  and it works.  Make a list, create a time table, put a calendar together.  Do what works for you.  I have created a chart just for you to get you started.

I hope this helps you have better mornings.  A good morning can mean a better day, which means a happy you!