The way you start your day has a huge impact on your perception of the rest of your day.
If you’re a work at home mom, those first few minutes are even more crucial. When you’re juggling your family and a work at home job, organization and mindset need to be top priorities.
According to Sleep Advisor, waking up early and maximizing that time is even more beneficial.
“Brains tend to be most alert in the morning. If you’re able to focus without interruptions early in the day, you’ll get more done.”– SleepAdvisor.org
Follow this routine in your first few minutes of the day to prime yourself for maximum work at home mom success.
Your alarm goes off, and it’s time to get out of bed. But though it is tempting, resist the urge to hit the snooze button.
Instead, take just one minute to breath deeply and stretch your body.
Start out at the top and work your way down. Feel the muscles in your arms lengthening, each vertebra shifting from the top of your spine down to your tailbone.
Heather Hitchcock from Livestrong.com explains that stretching first thing in the morning improves circulation and increases your energy levels.
Once your body is stretched and energized, it’s time to warm up your mind.
Starting your day off with positive affirmations and gratitude is an ideal way to carry those intentions with you throughout the rest of the day.
Try saying things like:
- Today is going to be a good day.
- I am rested, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the day.
- I will do my best to be present and positive.
- I will be confident and successful today.
Finally, take a few moments to create a gratitude list. Mentally catalogue the positives in your life and make that your focus for a minute.
Once you’ve gone through these easy steps, dive right into your morning routine. This could mean getting dressed without a toddler tugging on your pants, enjoying a cup of coffee while it’s still hot, or spending a few extra minutes in the shower before anyone needs you.
Whatever morning routine you settle into, those first 5 minutes give you the ability to focus and start your day off on the best foot.