1. Get up with the alarm. This may be a no brainer but is a tough one for me. I actually set two alarms about ten minutes apart. The second alarm is on my phone across the room. I set it to a crazy loud ringer so that I bolt out of bed. Yeah, I struggle. If anyone wants to volunteer to be a wake up service let me know.
2. This goes hand and hand with number one. Got to bed at a decent hours. Most of us need at least a good seven to eight hours of sleep. So unplug early, relax, unwind and get your butt into bed at a decent hour.
|Reading a nice book before bed|
|Diva in the making|
5. Get yourself and the kids showered and bathed at night. One less thing to do in the morning. If you are like me and have to blow dry and straighten a huge mane of hair its best to do it at night. The kids generally need a bath every night in the summer anyways to wash the sunscreen and clean their hair. (Every other night works just fine for us in the fall/winter months.)
|Still young enough to like bathing|
|It's all good Ma|
It is not easy for most of us in the morning but with a solid routine in place life can be a whole lot happier. Now if I could just get up regularly in the morning to get my workouts done that would be a huge bonus.
What routines do you have in place to get your family out the door in the morning? Are a morming exerciser? How the heck do you do it? Tips are most welcomed.