One of the most difficult things about being a stay at home mum (that also homeschools) is not having any time to myself, as much as I love being with my children, there are times when I want to be alone to gather my thoughts, take care of my fitness and get some work done.
My husband suggested I get up earlier. I laughed! I really wasn’t a morning person but I wanted to be, that’s when I read The Miracle Morning and began to implement some changes to my life. It’s been great, I love getting up early which is something I never thought I would say. I’ve been getting up early for a couple of months now and I’m going to keep it that way.
Here’s how my morning looks
5:30 – I wake up nice and slowly, go downstairs and make myself a cup of lemon tea, I sit on the sofa and meditate. I do this by noticing the small noises breaking the silence, the birds tweeting, the hot water tank gurgling, my breath inhaling and exhaling.
Next I grab my bullet journal and write down a list of affirmations. I love saying my affirmations and feel they make such a massive difference to my day. I first started saying affirmations after I read Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.
Next, I like to visualise my goals. I love Pinterest and I have boards on there that I like to look at to help me visualise my goals and dreams, it helps me remember what I’m working towards and the things I am going to be achieving.
6:00 – This is the time my husband wakes up to get ready for work, so now I make our coffee and I go back up to our room, get changed into my workout gear, play a workout routine on YouTube and follow along. I don’t always feel like doing a workout but always feel amazing afterwards so I just get on with it without thinking too much. If I thought too much about it I’d probably come up with an excuse and not do it.
6:30 – I say goodbye to my husband as he leaves for work and then head into the bathroom to wash. Then I get dressed, do my makeup and hair. Most days I don’t see anybody other than my children and husband but I still like to look presentable, it makes such huge difference to how I feel, if I don’t do my hair and makeup then I never seem to have as much energy, strange but true!
7:00 – Finding the time to write this blog and edit my YouTube videos would be very difficult if I didn’t wake up before the children, this is a great hour to work, I’m wide awake, feeling positive, my endorphins are flowing, I’m ready to face the day and there is silence.
8:00 – By this time the younger children are up so I get on with making everyone breakfast. They then all come in the kitchen to eat and then they go off and get ready for the day. I will help the youngest get ready.
9:00 – I help the children with their homeschool lessons which we do for two hours each morning (more after lunch).
11:00 – This is my favourite time of day because this is when we go out for our daily walk. We are lucky enough to live in a very beautiful part of the world and it would be a great shame to not take full advantage of it. By this time the youngest children are going stir crazy and can’t wait to get outside and let off some steam.
See the video of my morning routine in the video below.
Do you like to get up early? What would you do if you had an extra hour or two to yourself?