If you follow me along on my Insta Stories you’ll see that I share my schedule with you to keep myself accountable for what I’m doing for that day ( and also because many of you admitted to being nosey and like to see what I’m up too! ) A question that keeps coming up now that I’m a SAHM/WAHM is what my morning routine is like.
Let me share by saying that even before kids I’ve always been a morning person. The morning was my oyster to beat the clock and get everything done off my to do list before 10am if I could. I loved being able to get items finished so I could enjoy the rest of the day and still attempt to do it to this day in my early 30’s.
One thing really always helps my morning routine go smoothly is setting everything up the night before. This means I put my work out clothes near my bed to put on the second my alarm goes off, setting out my water, weights and yoga mat in front of the TV to start my work out and prep breakfast for myself, the kids and the husband.
The mornings can be super chaotic and without doing this small prep work at night, it really helps me focus on what’s important in the morning when I get up. Of course, not all mornings start this way of course because #Kids and if you have ones that are like yourself ( aka my daughter gets up at 6am ready to go ) I like to at least get something checked off my list before the chaos begins.
5-6am: I wake up to my alarm and grab my work out clothes. I’ll change and then head downstairs to start my work out ( check my favorite ones here )
6-730 : I chug a glass of water while the coffee brews and start to check my emails. Once the coffee is done I’ll enjoy a cup in my favorite mug while writing down in my Gratitude Journal what I’m thankful for the day ( usually about 5 things per day ), and begin getting breakfast ready for the kids. Our favorites are overnight oats, pancakes or eggs and avocados. Lily usually comes down around 6:15/6:30 and Landon will wake up around 7am. Both kids eat and then we get dresses upstairs, brush our teeth and come back down.
7:30-8: I usually am double checking what we have for the car ie a water bottle for the kids, snacks for later if we have errands to run after school, making sure backpacks, coats and shoes are out for them to reach in their locker .
The rest of the morning is driving to school, getting errands done and getting work done but that’s usually my morning. Tell me what is your morning like?