As a homeschool mom you’re very busy. You homeschool your kids, do housework, and you should also have a life outside of those 2 things! Balancing all of those things can be difficult. This is where the homeschool mom morning routine comes in!
The way you start the day has such a huge influence on how the whole days goes, so it’s important to have a good morning routine in place that will help you be successful throughout the day!
Each person’s morning routine will look different depending on responsibilities and priorities.
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The Miracle Morning
The Miracle Morning is an awesome book with some great tips for building a morning routine to help you be successful in all areas of life. I just started doing it a couple weeks ago and am enjoying it so far. I highly recommend reading it (it’s even on Kindle Unlimited) or listening to it on Audible.
To be honest I was skeptical at first, but both me and my husband have been doing it and find that it’s a wonderful way to begin the day!
The Miracle Morning is how I recommend you start the day, and it will only take the first 10 to 60 minutes.
Next you have to build the rest of your morning routine! Keep reading to find out how….
What Are Your Responsibilities?
You need to start by identifying all of your responsibilities. Chores, homeschooling lessons, hobbies, work, classes, and extra curricular activities.
Write down everything that you are responsible for completing or facilitating like driving your kids to a class.
You can keep your list general or get really specific. Either will work for this exercise!
What Are Your Priorities?
Now look at your list and choose the things that you need to give the highest priority to. What things are most important to you?
Make a list where #1 is your top priority and then keep listing them in order of personal importance for you.
As an example, it’s very important that our house gets cleaned regularly, but it’s not a priority for me to have a super clean house all the time. So cleaning is down toward the bottom of my priority list. That doesn’t mean I don’t do it, it just means that I don’t worry about it and give it only a small amount of time each day.
My most important thing is homeschooling my kids and my second most important is working.
Design a Homeschool Mom Morning Routine
Now you’ll design your morning routine to set you up to accomplish your top priority or top 2 priorities in the best way possible!
What do you feel like doing in the morning? What do your kids feel like doing?
Is there something you only feel like doing in the morning? How can you use this time to set you up to succeed the rest of the day?
Read about my morning routine below to get a good idea of what I mean.
My Morning Routine
I start each day extra early with The Miracle Morning.
Then I get to my top 2 priorities: homeschooling and work. How do I set myself up to accomplish those well every day through a morning routine?
I know that my kids and I need some time first thing in the morning to wake up and get going. The kids usually wake up at 6:30 (I so wish they would sleep longer). They get up and know that they have about 1 hour of free time to play or read.
First thing in the morning tends to be the only time I really feel like doing housework, so I spend about 30 minutes doing some quick housework like washing dishes and folding a load of laundry. Plus this also lets me catch up on watching a show or listening to a podcast, both things I really enjoy first thing in the morning!
Then I make breakfast. The kids come in to eat and we read a few books for our morning basket time. And we get right into homeschooling!
We finish most of our homeschooling in the morning before lunch time. Afternoons are for fun things like art, poetry teatime, music, etc. Depending on what we’re doing that day, I’m also usually able to get about an hour of work in during the afternoon while the kids have screen time.
My morning routine is what sets us up to enjoy homeschooling the most! I have a critical hour first thing in the morning to set my priorities, work on personal development, and get a little house work in. Then we accomplish almost all of our homeschooling in the mornings.
Because I’m getting homeschooling and housework done in the mornings it gives me more time to focus on work for 1-2 hours in the afternoon (though I don’t work every afternoon).
I also work for 2 to 3 hours at night after the kids are in bed, and the things I accomplish in the morning sets me up to be more productive during my work time.
Homeschool Mom Morning Routine
As you can see, a good homeschool mom morning routine is completely dependent on the person using it! My routine might be a disaster for you or it could work well. You might need something totally different in the mornings to get yourself on the right track to accomplish your top priorities.
Whatever you decide to do for your homeschool mom morning routine, make sure it works well for YOU! Tweak it & try different things out. Just remember that there is no 1 perfect morning routine, but instead the priority should be designing a custom morning routine for your family and your top priorities.
Set your day up for success & make your morning routine now!
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