I only made 1 resolution this year. It was to be more productive, energetic and of course happier. And, yes, it's counted as one resolution. (Check out my new resolution - Do these 10 things for your daily routine).
Don't get me wrong, I am very happy with my life overall. I have 2 most amazing kids and the best husband in the whole wide world. I am healthy, so is my family. I could not ask for more.
But there are days (and sometimes they lead to weeks) where I just don't feel like doing anything. I am moody, I crave for junk food, I don't want to look in the mirror and I don't dream and stop making goals to grow bigger person.
Perfect Morning Routine
1. Get Up Before The Kids
Getting up super early wasn't an option for me, but getting up BEFORE the kids was doable, but I still could not manage my time well. This course helped me to totally revolutionize my mornings without doing big sacrifices such as getting up when it's still dark outside. I learned to manage my productivity, fix my routines and I finally had time to invest in things that matter.
2. Massage yourself with your favorite essential oil
Say what? Massage? With oil? Yourself?
Yes. You read it right. Massaging yourself has so many benefits including:
- Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
- Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
- Calming the nerves
- Joint Lubrication
- More alert (mentally and physically)
- Improved elimination of impurities
- Softer, smoother skin
- Better stamina through the day
My favorite oils for morning massage are: lemon essential oil, lavender oil and of course peppermint oil which definitely does the trick to wake my body up. I use them separately or mix them up.
It takes me about 10 minutes every morning. This self massage is like an exercise itself. A quick warm shower afterwards and you are good to go.
Believe me on this one, you will thank me later.
EDIT: I am offering a special deal NOW on those (and more) essential oils. Read more about it here. (affiliate/consultant link)
3. Get pretty
Comes from a women who doesn't even own a mascara anymore. Hey, even a fancy sweatpants and non-stained shirt might do the trick. But if you do a have a mascara, put it on, you will look in the mirror more often. To smile, of course.
4. Get your soul happy
Put some headphones on and listen to your favorite music.
Lately I have been crazy for these beats.
5. Sip sip sip...
While you are listening to your favorite song, make yourself some warm lemon water. I promise you, after few days you will see a brighter light in the mornings.
There are many reasons with plenty of benefits why you should drink warm water with lemon.
However, no morning routine will take away my cup of Joe. But I take it after I drink the water.
This is best part of my morning routine. With the cup of coffee in my hand, lovely music in my ears I sit down outside and enjoy the beautiful view I am so blessed with.
You could meditate, pray or just open your mind to some positive thoughts.
Last year when I was waking up late (together with the kids), I used to be the crankiest person in the mornings. I hated the voices and even hugs from my children in the mornings. I felt horrible.
And now, I can't wait for them to get up and see a happy mommy.
Update: Read my recent post: Revolutionary Morning Routine For Kids.
This morning routine has definitely changed my life by making me a happier person, more patient mommy and a more positive and energetic wife. Actually, I have more energy to stay on top of things and I even manage to have some ME time EVERY SINGLE DAY.
It would mean a lot to me if you would share YOUR morning routine (in the comments below) as I am always looking for fresh ideas how to improve the quality of my life.
Do you have 15 minutes a day?
Read short chapters and watch a short video every day. That's all it takes to make your life more productive.... and happier as a busy mom whether you stay at home or you work outside your home. Make Over Your Mornings is the course for moms who don't want to feel constantly behind, overworked, and overwhelmed!