We all have a morning routine we like to stick to and if for some reason we via from it, our day doesn’t seem to go so well. This routine may change over time but most of us will do the same sorts of things with our variations depending on the stages of our lives. When I was a nine-to-five worker, my routine was pretty simple. I got up, showered, changed, had breakfast and left for work, all within a thirty minute timespan. When you have no interruptions or dependents, the mornings are a breeze.
Being at home with the family these days, my routine has changed quite a bit. It sometimes doesn’t run to plan but I try to stick to it as my day does run more smoothly when it does. Once I’m awake or the alarm goes off I do one of two things: off to the gym or I walk the dog. Both get my active and induce a certain amount of sweat while one is always in the dry but the other, I can come back soaking wet. After that, it is feed said dog and get on with the pack lunches. I find being organised the night before helps although I don’t quite do all the work then. I just take my baked goods or rolls out of the freezer so they are ready to put into the lunch boxes the next morning.
It’s onto breakfast for the family. Getting different cereals, making toast, a well-deserved cuppa for me or eggs – whatever is the preferred choice for that morning. I then drive my husband to the station as he’s always running late for the train although he could help out my being a bit more organised himself! Sometimes I fit in some washing up or put a load of washing on depending on the weather and if I can get a load onto the outside line. I then get school clothes organised, pack the school bags and leave the kids to get themselves organised while I head to the sanctuary of our ensuite bathroom. This is now my time … well, for at least the next fifteen minutes. Total luxury but after being up over two hours, fifteen minutes isn’t too much to ask, right? I shower, and spend some time on using my organic hand cream along with my other moringa oleifera Australia to replenish my skin. Then it’s choosing my clothes to wear, bundle the troops into the car and off to school we go. I bet I’m no different to many busy mums out there. We all have a routine that works for us but I find if I don’t have my cup of tea or those really special fifteen minutes each day, I’m not worth knowing for the rest of the day!