Are your morning and evening routines working for you?
Do you start your day off on the right foot and end it in a good place as well?
If the answer is no, you aren’t alone!
I didn’t use to pay attention to morning routines very much. Hardly at all, really. I’d get up, get ready, get the kids ready, and off we went.
However, over the years of owning my own business, I started to realize how important both morning and evening routines are for me. They’ve made my days so much easier and I feel less overwhelmed at the end of the day.
Are you ready to get rid of that feeling of overwhelm? If so, below are some tips for you!
Here are a few parts of my routine in case it helps you wherever you are with your routines:
- My morning routine includes time to exercise. If I’m not meeting with my awesome trainer, I usually do yoga or a peloton strength workout video at home.
- It helps me to exercise first thing in the morning. Mentally, physically, emotionally – it’s good for me all around. My husband usually gets the girls started with breakfast, etc so I can get in a 20 min (or even 10-15 min if needed!) workout.
- After we take the girls to school I journal and take a look at the day ahead.
- In the evenings before I close out my workday, I reflect on the day and take a look at what’s on the agenda for the next day. This helps me to stay focused and organized so that when I turn off (and switch to mom mode) I can really be present.
- Before bed, I have at least 30 minutes of no screen time to either read or listen to an audiobook (usually something motivational if audio).
Don’t think you have to have it all figured out right now. It’s taken me time to put all of this in place. I’ve always focused on one thing at a time so that it would feel more manageable to stick with it. Now that I am used to it, if I miss something one day (because… life) I notice that it’s missing and I jump back into it the next day. I’m at a point where I crave these routines and I know they are good for me so I keep going.
What do you love about your morning/evening routine or what do you want to change about it?
If you don’t have a routine you’re happy with, consider this your nudge to try something new.