Do you ever feel behind before you even open your eyes? Do you feel like you are serving others all day long as a homeschooling Mom? With very little time for yourself? I know I sure do sometimes! And that’s why I want to encourage you to create a morning routine just for you. So that you can start your day from a place of peace.
Research shows that willpower is a finite resource that weakens throughout the day. So in order to serve others, we need to start off well.
And the best way that I know to do that is with a morning routine. One that incorporates 3-6 activities that we do every day to help us feel grounded and able to be present and connect with our children.
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In her 14-day online course, Make Over Your Mornings, homeschooling Mom Crystal Payne walks you through creating your very own, personalized morning routine. Crystal encourages you to be realistic and consider your circumstances, to set goals, and to design your morning routine to suit your current situation. No “shoulds” here!
Make Over Your Mornings is not about getting up early either! It’s about using your morning hours well.
The whole course is 14 days. Each day has a short 3-5 minute video to watch, a few pages in the workbook to read, and a project to complete. And by the end of the 14 days, you have a personalized morning routine that’s just right for you. Plus, you get lifetime access to the course so that you can revisit it any time you like.
Once you have this rhythm established for yourself, you’ll be able to get up and know just what to do to create this anchor point in your day. This is exactly what Rudolf Steiner refers to when he talks about Inner Work, finding ways to get quiet and feed our soul.
I have worked through this course twice, at different phases of my homeschooling.
Currently, my morning routine looks like this:
- Drink hot lemon water
- Light a candle
- Do an inspirational reading
- Go for a walk
- Make a cup of tea
So simple really. But without it, I feel much more scattered, ungrounded, and, well, cranky.
Early on in our homeschooling years, my morning routine was even simpler. I would make a cup of hot tea. And while standing in the kitchen sipping it, I would recite a verse by Rudolf Steiner that I had learned by heart. Want to see the verse? It’s called Inner Quiet.
If you want to develop your own morning routine that is perfectly suited to wherever you are in your homeschooling journey, I highly recommend Make Over Your Mornings.
Start your day with a little time just for yourself. So that you can then be more present and connect with your children throughout the day.