Here’s what successful mums do.
The night is over, it is time to get up, and you are not looking forward to starting your day. Another morning filled with the hustle and bustle, another day that starts with craziness. What if there was a way of getting up excited about your morning; of having a day that starts with awesomeness?
If you hate mornings, the idea of getting up excited about your morning is very foreign – yet not impossible. In fact, most people who do love mornings and their morning routines have not been like this their whole life.
Do you know anyone who does NOT want to feel great in the morning! I don’t. But here is the truth: only a tiny percentage of us actually make it happen – it is even harder for mums!
How often did you attempt to change the look and feel of your mornings – to be enjoyable and peaceful, yet they turned out to be crazy and draining again?
Or maybe you got up and started to do all the right things to make the start of your day enjoyable, and it turned out to be another mad-house morning?
‘Story of my life’ is what I am hearing from you, is that right? Can you relate to these common scenarios (Don’t worry, I hear you)?
Now, put your other hand up if you want to make healthy changes to your morning habitsand routines that actually last and result in having an enjoyable morning that you love and miss when it is not there???
Great, just keep reading.
Here is the truth about people who love mornings and people who hate mornings:
People who love mornings consciously plan and create routines they love – the creators LOVE doing.
People who hate mornings let the world and the environment make decisions about their mornings for them – the haters just are going with the flow.
In other words: good morning routines don’t just happen. They are created.
Follow this guide to create an awesome morning routine that your body and mind love:
- Create your own
Do not follow someone else’s morning routine. Just because it works for your friend to meditate or go for a quick walk in the morning, it doesn’t mean it will work for you. What is authentic to them and their needs isn’t authentic to you and your life.
2. Start the night before
Your morning routine starts the night before by prepping for it. It would be awesome if your preparation could mean that you give yourself a pedicure every night or do an awesome stretch routine finished by a meditation. But, let’s face it – very often, our busy lives or our toddlers have different plans for us. While you cannot control how much time before your bedtime you get each night to yourself and to prepare for the next day, you can control and plan for routines that you want to do in the morning (and you will go to bed feeling good about prepping them). What are some of the things you can do? Depending on what your actual plan for your morning routine is, it could be anything from prepping your favourite cup with a teabag on the kitchen bench through to chopping your fav fruit and having it ready in the fridge or rolling out a mat with a new fresh towel on the ground for your morning yoga and putting an eye pillow into the freezer for the meditation after.
3. Simplify it so much that you basically cannot fail
As you get better at maintaining your routine, you might add more actions but while you are just establishing this new habit, keep it so simple that even if you are entirely energy depleted and unmotivated, you can always do these. Going back to the previous step, you can always prep your cuppa or wash some berries and chop an apple regardless of how tired you are. You can always put an ice pack in the freezer or roll out a mat.
4. Be flexible
Your mindset is everything! You have heard this before, and you are thinking: yeah, right – easier said than done. What I mean by it is that you don’t have to pretend to be strong and motivated all the time. Instead, be kind and stay flexible.
If something doesn’t go according to your plan, keep going from where you stopped.
From time to time, if you can only do half of your routine because the kids wake up earlier, so be it. At least you have done half of it.
If you cannot do your routine on some days at all, so be it – you do it on your other days when you can do it – life happens.
5. Change it as soon as something doesn’t feel just right
If doing your stretch routine or yoga feels too hard (when you are establishing your routine), change it to something else!
Something enjoyable and totally doable – make yourself a bowl of porridge instead, or pop a warm heat pack on your belly/back with some of your fav essential oils. Basically, do anything that makes your routine enjoyable and therefore sustainable.
Every woman goes through a massive transformation when she becomes a mum – our whole life purpose changes. Hence, our ‘HOW TO’ (routines and habits) to our living and functioning needs to change too.
If you want your days to be filled with meaningful and sustainable routines:
- Follow this process.
- Create what you want and dream about but remember to adjust the course as needed.
- Be the creator of your life – be authentic and free.
Doesn’t this sound awesome? Create your new morning routine now and start enjoying your days by starting them doing what you love.
Be supported on this journey by like-minded women in my FREE The Healthy Mummy Accountability Support Tribe group to help you create accountability for your health routines.