For today’s post, I decided to update my morning routine.
For those who MIGHT be new here, I’m a mom of three [two being boy/girl twins] and currently living with my partner.
My mornings have changed and shifted a bit since the last time. Plus, it’s summer and we don’t have to worry about getting ready for the bus by 7:45am.
Here’s what my current summer morning routine with three kids (6, 4 & 4) + living with my partner, looks like.
5:45am: I’ve been waking up earlier these days; usually before 6:00am. Summer mornings just makes it that much easier. I head straight to the bathroom, brush my teeth and wash my face.
Oh and drink about 16-20 ounces of water too.
6:15am: Go for a walk.On most mornings, I try to go for a solo 10-15mins walk just get clear my mind and get prepped for the day. On the days I can do this, I just feel that much better.
When I come back, I’ll light a candle and get coffee brewing. 6:30am: By this time, all the kiddos are usually awake.
Most of the time I’ll find them reading, coloring or playing with “shapes.”Once my coffee is done, I’ll bring it to the couch and sit with them for a bit.
6:45am: Get my partner’s iced coffee and breakfast ready for work. For the iced coffee, I just make a pot of coffee the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight (at least for 12 hours for best taste).
7:15am: My partner usually leaves at around 7:00am for work and by this time, the kiddos are ready for breakfast.
For the summer, my older two usually do fruit + cereal while my youngest does sausage with fruit on the side; she’s the savory breakfast kind of gal.
7:45: Clean up the kitchen from breakfast while the kids brush their teeth, get dressed and work on their chores.8:00am: Kiddos head out to play in the yard before it gets TOO hot.
8:10am: Read outside for at least 20 minutes.I’ll bring the rest of my coffee [or refill a bit] outside and enjoy some “quiet time” before the rest of the day unfolds.
8:30am: Either stay outside for a bit longer OR get ready for work.
My mornings after 8:30am vary as Mondays we stay home, Tuesdays/Wednesdays I teach early and Thursdays/ Fridays I like to enjoy an even slower morning since I don’t have to work early.
And there you have it, my current summer morning routine.
In one of my previous posts, I shared FIVE habits that have allowed me to live a more simple lifestyle. One of those habits was building a morning routine.Is every morning like this?
It’s not always perfect, but it’s something that I enjoy and look forward to.
I just try to remind myself to take it one day at a time.