I struggle with beginning my days in a haphazard way. I normally use the excuse that since both of our children still get up at night, whether to nurse or use the potty, I’m never quite sure when I’ll be getting up so I can’t make a definite schedule. However, just because I might not know what time my morning will start, doesn’t mean I can’t have a plan of action for getting it started on the right foot.
I know for me, one of the best ways to get my morning started right actually takes place before I go to bed. If I take a few extra minutes to straighten the house and do the dishes at night, my mood and outlook is so much better in the morning. It’s amazing what waking up to a tidy home can do for you.
So, as part of my commitment to starting my day right, I’m going to be working on tidying up the house before I go to bed. Specifically, I’m going to make sure these things are complete:
1. Living Room floor cleaned up
2. Table cleared off (or at least all of the papers put into one pile)
3. Dishes washed and in drying rack
In the morning, I’ll be working on these 5 things:
1. Make bed
2. Put dishes away
3. Make & eat breakfast
4. Bible Time with children
5. Clean one room (we have 5 rooms & I clean one room each weekday)
Are you looking for a little more order as you begin your day? Then head on over to Tammy’s to read about implementing a morning routine.
Do you think my plan is realistic? Do you abide by a morning routine? I’d love your comments and feedback!
Contributed to Blissfully Domestic.
A morning routine Works for Me!