I am not a morning person. But as a mom of twin toddlers, my most productive hours are those sacred hours before 7:15 a.m. That’s when the girls wake-up (or I leave them in the cribs till then).
My natural peak productive hours are early afternoon, but alas I’m in the season of life where I can’t juggle that schedule.
I was recently inspired by Michael Hyatt’s podcast How to Become a Morning Person. I’m reminded that a busy mom I CAN be intentional and not tossed to and fro by the waves of my children’s needs and wants. So I’m on a new path to maximize my morning hours.
Below is my new and improved morning ritual that my husband are trying out this week. We listed what most important to each of us and scheduled accordingly. My most important desire? A made bed. Ahhh.
Our ritual will change according to the needs of our season. Yours may be quite different. Here’s a start:
- 5:30 am – make bed
- 5:35 am – get dressed, make coffee
- 5:40 am – quiet time (bible study and prayer)
- 6:15 am – workout
- 6:50 am – breakfast
- 7:00 am – shower and dress
- 7:30 am – leave for work
I work part-time, so the above schedule applies for my workdays. On days I’m home with the kids it will be modified as:
- 7:00 am – shower
- 7:15 am – wake-up kids
We quickly realized that for success to happen in the morning, we need an evening ritual. I need to set out my workout clothes and work clothes, plus set the coffee to brew. Most importantly, I need to give myself a bedtime if I’m going to dream of waking up on time.
Today was day 1 on the new routine. Surprisingly, we stuck accordingly to schedule. I am tired though, and have had extra coffee to keep me awake. Time will tell how we do.
Question: Do you have a morning ritual? What does it look like?
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