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. https://momthemanager.ca/product/mommy-mornings-daily-habit-tracker-or-morning-routine-chart/
I hope this helps you have better mornings. A good morning can mean a better day, which means a happy you!