Morning Routine: Starting Off Right
By Anita Davis Sullivan on September 09, 2013
The kids have been in school for about 4 weeks now, and we decided to make a change to how we started our day. Okay, I decided and had to find a way to get them on board. Because here is how our normal school/work mornings look.
6:30 My first alarm (hit snooze till it quits)
7:00 My second alarm (turn off then lay there for a few)
7:05 Start waking everyone up
7:15 Get in shower
7:30 Realize that no one is actually yet up and moving though they are awake
7:31 Yelling to move! move! move! as I put on clothes, brush teeth and decide makeup and fixed hair is overrated
7:50 Grab stuff (including travel mug of coffee) while yelling: brush teeth! put on shoes! we’ve all got to go! and getting quick kisses and hugs as I run out the door and hubs gets them finished and out to school.
That routine stinks.
So we started this school year differently. I convinced my ten year old son that this was a great workout to help him with baseball, so now he is on board, and as tough as it is, it now starts us off MUCH MUCH better.
Now, we’re starting off right and the new school/work mornings look like this:
It’s not been easy, and it gets tougher as we have to figure out an indoor activity that we’ll both enjoy until the time changes and we can start biking again. But the difference it’s making is well worth it.
What are your tips for getting the right start to your day?
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