Do you wish that you could have a good morning?
I used to.
I dreaded dragging myself and my family out of bed and getting us all out the door, especially on days I had early morning meetings.
It was stressful and sooooo not fun, and I’m a morning person!
The problems were many.
Morning people who are exhausted are cranky, just like non morning people.
Children who are not morning people seem to sense when parents are cranky and reflect that attitude back.
Then a shoe gets lost or jersey isn’t clean and your morning falls apart like a house of cards.
Does this happen to anyone else or just me?
I couldn’t wait for breaks, and then the breaks got bad and I couldn’t wait for the routine of school.
It was a maddening hamster wheel, and I just wanted off.
What are your good morning wishes?
My wishes for a good morning included having backpacks packed without a struggle, knowing where everyone’s shoes were and getting lunches packed without a meltdown, mine or theirs.
Is that too much to ask for?
For a while, it felt like it.
Then I found the secret to make those good morning wishes come true.
It was so easy I didn’t believe it at first.
The dumb part was that I thought because it was easy that it wouldn’t work.
Because of that, I wasted entirely too much of my life being miserable in the morning and relieved when my last child finally left for school.
The three hour launch
That’s what I had every day, a three hour launch.
I dragged my oldest child out of bed nearly every morning at 6am because he took a 30+ minute shower just to wake up.
Then I was hurrying him to get dressed, grab his lunch and breakfast and get out the door so he could catch the bus, get a ride with my husband or drive himself without driving recklessly.
Because he stayed up entirely too late studying, he was not a happy guy to be around and barely spoke.
I still sent him off with an “I love you. Have a great day!”
One down, two to go!
Child number two showered at night, thank goodness, so there was a bit less stress.
He didn’t like stressful mornings any more than I did, but he is very methodical and stress slowed him down.
Some days it was all I could do to keep my cool, especially when we were behind schedule.
Fortunately, those days were few and far between.
Then there was child number three.
Unfortunately for both of us, I had already used up a good bit of patience by the time he got up, and that kid did not like school.
He was especially slow when things were happening at school he didn’t like, tests, substitute teachers and testing comes to mind.
It was maddening, and by the time they all got out the door, I was exhausted.
Some of my friends headed to the gym when their kids left for school.
I wondered how they had the energy to do that?
Then I found out there are secrets to having a good morning, and I’m sharing with you because I think everyone deserves to have the good morning they wish for.
You can listen along on the podcast How to make your good morning wishes come true by clicking below.
You can find the list of what to do in the article How to create an easy night routine for better days.
You can also find great items to help you make the things in that list so much easier right here.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
You can do this thing called life, and you can do it well.
It just takes a little bit of time and effort, not to make it perfect, but to make it good enough.
Then you can get to the really good stuff guilt free.
Doesn’t that sound awesome?
I think so.
When you’re ready, sign up for the Whole Home Reset and take the steps to living the life you dream of.
You deserve it and the world needs your awesomeness, so let’s do this together.
See you there soon!