My favorite time of the day is the first thing in the morning, well before anyone is up!
I started getting up early around 8 years ago, when I had to get a newborn out the door while trying to get my other kids to elementary and pre-school. Any other option would have been impossible!
I love the peace and quiet the early morning gives me. I am able to plan out my day, and as I call it, win my day.
My wake-up time is around 4:00 a.m. I set my alarm for then, voluntarily! then I start off the morning with meditating and positive affirmations. Next, I journal. Sometimes it is about what is going on in my life or what I might be struggling with; however, I always end with my wins from the previous day. After, I write in my gratitude and prayer journal.
My favorite part of the morning is spending time with God. I read my bible and my morning devotionals all while drinking my coffee.
I am a huge advocate of personal development, so next, I read my books that foster growth in my personality. I also listen to a podcast while I drink my Energize, so I can do my morning workout.
I enjoy doing my workout while the kids are sleeping. It makes it easier to concentrate on my form and technique. Plus, I am not tripping all over them.
If there is still time after my workout, I squeeze in working on some of my blog posts. Because I love my kid, but I’m more productive when they are sleeping.
Then, before the kids are up I get ready. This helps because I am much calmer and prepared for the day. I greet them with a smile getting them ready for school is less stressful. I have found we are not rushing around and we arrive at school on time!
Doing this has made my days much smoother. And by the time I walk into my office, I am ready to work.
I have tweaked my morning routine over the years; however, I modeled a lot of it from the book called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
If you are looking to start a morning routine, I would suggest doing the following:
- Go to bed thirty minutes earlier so you can wake up thirty minutes earlier.
- Write down how you envision what you want to accomplish during your morning routine
- Tweak overtime if you are not accomplishing what you want to accomplish
- Put your alarm clock across the room so it forces you to get out of bed!
- And reading Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
Also, reach out to me to chat. During our call, we can tailor-make your morning routine to meet your needs or work on another part of your daily life.