Life as a mompreneur is crazy and unpredictable. Sticking with a structured plan can help you create a morning routine for success.
When I first decided that I was going to work from home I definitely underestimated what would be in store for me. I thought it would be so much easier working from home. Being out of an office meant things would be quiet, I could think out loud, and be able to have a very flexible schedule. Boy, was I wrong.
How we start our day has a significant impact on the rest of it. A well-structured morning routine can be the foundation for a productive and successful day. The most successful people have a consistent morning routine that sets them up for success.
Life as a mompreneur is crazy and unpredictable. No two days are the same. Unexpected tasks come up almost every single day. Over the years I learned that having a schedule is key. Sticking with a structured morning routine can help to keep things a little less crazy.
Tips for Creating Your Own Routine
ne of the most effective ways to achieve success is by creating a morning routine. A morning routine is a set of activities or habits that you do every morning before starting your day. It helps you to set the tone for your day and puts you in a positive and productive mindset. Here’s a few tips to help you create a morning routine for success that works for you.
1. Determine my goals
The first step to creating a morning routine for success is to determine your goals. What do you want to achieve in life? What are your short-term and long-term goals? Once you have a clear understanding of your goals, you can design a morning routine that will help you achieve them.
I knew that some of my goals were to workout every day, spend more time with my kids in the morning and eat healthier. I kept those goals in my mind when I was creating my morning routine.
If your goal is to become more physically fit, you can include activities such as exercise or meditation in your morning routine. If your goal is to be more productive at work, you can include activities such as journaling, planning, or learning in your morning routine.
2. Wake up early
Waking up early is the most crucial step in building a morning routine. I used to hate waking up early. Truthfully I am most productive at night. I work the best when the house is quiet and everyone else is asleep. I realized that waking up early made a huge difference in my daily routine.
What I like about waking up early is that I had quiet time to sit with myself before anyone else was awake. If you’re a mom you know that once the kids are awake, chaos usually ensues. By waking up early I had time alone to do whatever I wanted. Whether that was meditating, working out, scrolling mindlessly on social media – I had time to myself.
Waking up early provides you with the necessary time to set your intentions, plan your day, and take care of yourself before the chaos of the day begins. I wake up at 6:00 am every morning. That gives me ample time to focus on my tasks before the rest of the world wakes up. By waking up early, I have more control over my day, and I feel less stressed and overwhelmed.
3. Prioritize my tasks the night before
One of the keys to having a successful day is knowing what you need to accomplish. Having a to-do list that is organized by priority is a great way to keep myself on schedule. I keep my to-do list small with under 10 tasks that I know I can get done during the day.
4. Communicate with family
I always keep my family involved with what I have going on by communicating with them. You can keep a shared Google calendar or an old-school paper calendar but making sure your family is on the same page as you is super important especially if you have a family routine that you stick to as well. I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me to drop what I’m doing to help them complete a task. It usually happens when I’m extremely busy and throws the entire day off. Communicating with your family is essential to a successful day.
5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
The next step in my morning routine is to hydrate myself. I drink a glass of water as soon as I wake up. This helps me to hydrate my body after a long night’s sleep and kickstart my metabolism. I started doing this a while back when my kidneys started to fail. I needed to incorporate more water into my daily routine and this made a huge difference for me.
After getting my kidney transplant I kept this up because I noticed that I felt better when I drank close to 1 gallon of water every day.Water is essential for our bodies, and drinking it first thing in the morning can have several benefits, including improved digestion, better skin health, and increased energy levels.
This step is a new one for me. I added exercise into my morning routine for success. Exercise is crucial for maintaining a healthy body and mind. I usually go for a 30-minute walk or do some strength training exercises. Since I’m still working on gaining my strength back and getting used to how my body feels after having a transplant I’m focusing on low intensity workouts.
Exercise helps me to wake up and get my blood flowing, which increases my energy levels and mental clarity. Additionally, it helps me to reduce stress, which is important for maintaining a positive mindset throughout the day.
7. Eat a healthy breakfast
This is probably my most favorite step in my morning routine. I try to nourish my body with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is essential to fuel your body with healthy food to keep you going throughout the day.
I usually have a protein-rich breakfast like eggs or oatmeal with fruits and nuts. I really aim to eat about 30-40 grams of protein at breakfast. These baked avocado eggs with a side of cheese grits and bacon are my favorite. This provides me with the necessary nutrients and energy to start my day. I’ve noticed that also helps me to avoid those mid-day crashes I usually have.
8. Plan out my day
I take some time to plan and prioritize my tasks for the day the night before. I write down a to-do list for the next day and prioritize my tasks based on their importance and urgency. Having a plan for the day helps me to stay focused and avoid distractions. It also helps me to ensure that I am working towards my goals and achieving what I set out to do.
Sometimes things can come up in the morning that you weren’t expecting so you want to make sure that you alter your priorities from the night before. I set realistic goals for myself so that I’m not setting myself up for failure. I love to use a planner to plan out my days.
9. Indulge myself
I don’t know about you but sometime around the middle of the day, my momentum starts to decline. After busy mornings, I start to lose energy and motivation. A protein filled snack is a huge pick me up during the day.
An Example of My Morning Routine
- Wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends (6:00am for me)
- Drink a glass of water (8-12oz is the goal)
- Exercise for 30 minutes
- Power clean for 15-30 minutes
- Shower and get dressed
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Review your goals for the day
- Plan your day and prioritize tasks
Creating a successful morning routine is essential for achieving success and productivity in life. The key is to find a routine that works for you and stick to it consistently. By waking up early, hydrating yourself, exercising, planning and prioritizing your tasks, and nourishing your body with a healthy breakfast, you can set yourself up for a successful day.
Remember, a successful morning routine is not a one-size-fits-all solution. You need to customize it to fit your lifestyle and goals. With patience and consistency, you can create a morning routine that sets you up for success and helps you simplify your life.