Creating a morning routine

“We first make our habits and then our habits make us.”

Last night the hubs and I were talking about how to make our mornings feel less stressful. We always set our alarm to wake up early to have some time to breathe before the rush of kids, showers and work begins, but every morning we choose those extra few minutes of sleep instead.

We both listen to business podcasts and there is one thing that a lot successful people have in common. They all get up earlier than they have to and they all have a morning routine that they stick to. My ideal morning would start an hour before the kids get up, I’d write for a little bit, get my 30 minute workout in and then have my shake.

In reality I wake up to baby cries and a four year oldĀ jumping on me ready for breakfast, playtime, a 5K run…you get the idea. I drag myself out of bed and head straight for my cup of coffee. I know I NEED a little me-time before the day begins, but not sure how to get out my own way and just get up a little earlier!

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Do you have a morning routine that works for you? Or does my scenario sound familiar? (Tell me I’m not alone!)