Good Morning! How did you sleep last night? …Me? Oh, thanks for asking…
I slept pretty good, when I was sleeping.
The only thing that would have made it better was if I got a little more. But hey, that’s the story of my life right now. I keep telling myself, I am on the upswing and more sleep is just over the horizon, but with two that need potty-help at night and one that still thinks nighttime is one-on-one mommy-time, it’s looking more like a dark tunnel.
By the time morning rolls around, all I want to do is stay in bed for a few more moments of glorious shut eye, but I know what that means for my morning. It means the kids wake up before me, which translates into a frenzy of getting little people situated, and more than likely equalling a no-shower, sweatpant morning for me.
The problems with mornings like this is I feel like my day is on top of me rather than me being on top of my day. Even though that first five minutes is so painstakingly hard, I’m in love with that feeling of being ready to face my day.
When my game is on, here is how morning is done like a pro…
Step One– This is the hardest and more critical. Take a deep breath and get out of your warm, soft haven of rest. Be like Nike, Just Do It.
Step Two– After you take care of the necessities, walk into the kitchen and grab your favorite coffee mug. For me, my coffee cup is like a good outfit, it’s got to be cute and comfy, but mostly comfy.
Step Three– Take your liquid, caffeinated, heaven and sit down anywhere that you can put your feet up. (Just because you are transitioning to being awake, doesn’t mean your body has to fully commit.)
Step Four– Read. For me, I start with my Bible, a short devotional read, then a chapter of whatever book I’m working through. (Right now I’m reading Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst.) This is the step that renews and inspires me for the day.
Step Five– If you are any other type of personality than A you can skip this step. 😉 I pull out my handy-dandy planner and look over my to-do list and goals for the day. That way, at the end of my day the nerd in me can check off all the things I got accomplished.
Step Six– (Hopefully the kids are still in bed) Take a shower/prayer time, and put some jeans on. If you’re feeling extra motivated and classy, slap a little make-up on and a shiny pair of earrings.
Step Seven– Put your shoulders back and walk out of the bathroom on cloud nine, because you have just done morning like a pro!
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What does your ‘Morning like a pro’ look like?