Well, I think moms are the busiest creatures on earth; they have to look after the kids, cook, clean, wash, run the errands and a lot more stuff. Even if you are not a working mom, your morning can be pretty stressful. Making breakfast, preparing lunch, getting kids ready for school are all tasks that moms have to juggle with every morning. You have to make sure the kids are well fed before leaving for school, and they have all their books in their bags, they are warm enough if the weather is cold and the list goes on. The morning routine can make you very grumpy if you don’t manage things properly, there are some easy steps that if you follow will make your mornings a bit easy for you.
Prepare the night before
I know you are tired at night, we all are after a busy day, and all we want to do is just hit the bed. But preparing for the morning a night before will save you the morning fuss. Try to prepare the lunches a night before, preparing the lunch at night will save you time and fuss in the morning plus you can make something kids really like instead of the regular boring sandwiches. Make sure to put all their books in the bags so that you don’t have to go on a search for books in the morning. Take out the clothes and shoes for each child so that in the morning you don’t have to look for socks and shirts while making breakfast. This may seem very trivial stuff to you, and the temptation to leave it for the morning is always very strong, but adopting these small habits will make your mornings fuss-free!
Don’t snooze your alarm
Most of us are not morning persons, to wake up on time every morning is itself a huge task. Putting the alarm on snooze is a bad habit we have that does us no good. By putting the alarm on snooze, we don’t get the extra sleep we think we can get; instead, it makes us grumpier. No one wants to leave the bed, but laying those extra ten minutes will make you lose more than gaining anything out of it. So try to set only one alarm and wake up on the first bell. This will save you time, and you will be able to get the children ready on time for school.
Enjoy a cup of coffee
The smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee is the best thing in the morning. I can’t imagine my mornings without a cup of joe. These days single-serve coffee makers are popular and despite all the convenience they offer I avoid them because of the price. I am a coffee lover and don’t mind spending on good quality coffee, but single-serve coffee makers are incredibly overpriced. In the district where I live, 12 ounces of coffee made in a single-serve machine costs between $0.90 to $1.20, which is way too expensive. Most people don’t realize that coffee itself is not costly; it’s the single-serve coffee machines that add all the extra cost. For example, you will have to spend, on average, $9 to $11 for ten coffee capsules and a capsule contains only 5 grams of coffee. That is much more expensive than a cup of artisanal coffee.
Have a good breakfast
Breakfast is the essential meal of the day. It helps you to be productive and energetic throughout the day, and it also manages your body weight. Make a good breakfast with the kids. This will set a healthy morning routine. Don’t leave your breakfast after dropping the children to school and leave the house with an empty stomach. An empty stomach makes you cranky and grumpy, and after dropping the kids, you just get stuck into so much stuff that you skip the breakfast in spite of knowing its importance. So, try to change your routine and have a good healthy breakfast with your kids.
These are some very basic steps to follow if you want to make most out of your mornings. This is my morning routine and works perfectly for me. Try adapting the steps and avoid making too many changes at once. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Thank you for taking the time.