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Morning Routine

Do you have a morning ritual or routine? How do you start your days?

Do you have a morning ritual or routine? How do you start your days?

When I decided to do NaBloPoMo this year, I knew that I would have to change a few things in order to be successful. My morning routine was sporadic and not consistent. And I knew that even if it wasn’t for NaBloPoMo, I needed a change.

I wake up between 430 and 5am.

I’m going to let that sink in. …..

I was waking up around 530 or 6 or even 630 depending on how I was feeling that day. And I would hit the ground running and NOT STOP all day. Because I have to get Pookah up at 645. I need to have his lunch made, breakfast cooked,dressed, teeth brushed and out the door to school exactly 1 hour later in order for him to get there on time.

Then I had one hour to shower, eat, and then be at my desk( in my home office) for my day job.

When I woke up at 6 or 630 I barely had time to shower or brush my teeth, let alone time to get myย mind right.

But on those days I woke up at 6, I had a little time. On those days I woke up at 530 because I had a blog post that needed to get up, I found I got even more done.

So I did a test.

I set my alarm for 5.

It was a STRUGGLE that first day.

But I was able to meditate, write in my journal, take a shower, do a few blog chores, surf the internet..ALL BEFORE 630.

It was an epiphany.

SO, when I decided I needed to exercise, I woke up 30 minutes earlier…at 430.

That 30 minutes gave me 30 minutes of exercise time along with everything else.

And I’ve been doing it ever since.

There is something so nice about NOT RUSHING in the morning.

I’m already had my alone time, my peace, centered myself and done something FOR MYSELF beforeย I have to meet all of my obligations and responsibilities.

It’s a sacrifice, and one I make 5 days a week.( even though it’s Saturday Morning and I was up early before anyone else because my body is like…wake up chile!)

What about you? Do you have a morning routine? What time do you wake up?

  • Reply
    Candace
    November 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Ever since my bday I’ve been getting up at 5 to journal and pray that hour is clutch for my day. I’ve found on mornings I skip this or not work out I’m DYING come Tuesday night for the week to be done and wishing for a nanny lol

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    kita
    November 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Mornings….bah humbug. I am a night owl. I get up and hit that alarm at 5:30 drag myself to the kids rooms to wake them up then I drag myself back to bed until 6:00 I then get up in a hurried panic and fix lunch, do her hair, fix breakfast, and groom them before we get in the car. We leave at 6:50 so I have almost an hr to do all those things. I then come back do some work and then hit the bed for my morning nap. I am then up all night so that’s my quiet time….you can have the mornings *sips my cup of non coffee*

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    MJ
    November 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I had a morning routine like that but fell
    Off with the arrival of the baby. Even though I’m exhausted, I need to stay up once he has his 5am (give or take 30 minutes)nursing session. Why? I need some alone time and that hour of the morning would be the only time I can get it. I fell of working out because I kept having to do it with a kid at my side. I was feeling resentful. Anyway, thank you for sharing this. I’m going to push through and give it a try. Pray for me.

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