The idea of a morning routine with little ones almost seems impossible but it is! After months of trying to fit in as much as possible into my morning, I would give up or feel frustrated that I couldn’t do it all… I now see that as a mom of young kids, we can do what we want to do but it will not be for as long or as often as we would like. Once I had come to terms with this, I found a way to get a little bit done in snippets of time because I know that that is, realistically, the only moments I will have for quite some time to come.
My Hubby attends to the kids every morning in for me to have some quiet time to myself before the day gets started. If you don’t have that luxury, you could wake up 20mins before the kids wake up. My morning routine is super simple and incredibly therapeutic. It is amazing what 20 minutes a day can do for your mental health.
Ryan and I give each other an hour on the weekend to allow each other some personal time! It is a great way to feel rejuvenated and excited to take on the day!
I hope that this gives you a guideline and an idea that you could implement into your mornings!
– Basic Breathing Excercise – Breathe in through your nose for 4, hold for 7, exhale through your mouth for 8.
– 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Exercise– List 5 things you can see, 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste
Journal: Gratitude- Write down 3 things that you are grateful for. Affirmations- At lease 1 positive statement of self-talk. Visualization- Atleast 1 vision of where you would like to be or how you would like to feel in the future.