MomJonz’s 7 Must Do’s 1st Thing Each Morning

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Friends always ask me how I start my morning.  They always want to know how I’m so chipper and ready to hit the ground running each day.  Well, I’m not ready to hit the ground running and most definitely not chipper.  But, anywho, continue reading to find out my 7 must do’s to start my day. Do you have a daily routine?  Do you have to get certain things done each day to feel accomplished?  Well, I can’t say YES to either of these questions. But, I do have 7 MUST Do’s to start my morning.

My day begins at 5:40 a.m. Monday to Friday.  Ok, let me be a bit more honest.  My alarm goes off at 5:40 a.m.  My butt finally rolls out of bed at 6:00 a.m.  This leaves me 15 minutes to get in and out the shower before heading downstairs to cook breakfast.  Some mornings we have a successful breakfast and others are failures.  But, hey!  It’s all good.

MomJonz’s 7 Must Do’s 1st Thing To Start Your Morning

My 7 MUST Do’s are pretty basic, but they are MINE (you see, I had to learn to claim what works for me and not allow others to tell me how little or insane those things are.  It’s important that you do the same.) and keeps me somewhat sane.

  • Morning Prayers – Every morning after I hit snooze numerous times (because I can’t seem to get my butt out of bed to workout like I tell DadJonz I will join him every morning) I say my morning prayers.  I always thank God for waking me up and ask for his protection for my family as we all go about our day.  
  • Engage With My Awesome Facebook Group – Yes, my friends.  This is the 2nd thing I do each morning.  I grab my phone and head over to share the morning post with an amazing group of ladies to get our day started off right.  What is this group all about?  It’s all about women giving advice, love, and laughter.  LOTS of laughter. Come on over and join in the fun! 
  • Get Dressed – Yes!  I’m FULLY dressed every day before my kids are up.  Why?  First of all, I feel better.  It also allows me to head out the door right after my kids are off to school.  If I have to get myself ready afterward, it’s a wrap.  My butt is going to the couch to sit down. 
  • Cook Breakfast- For some strange reason my kids feel the need the eat breakfast before they go to school.  Seriously kids?  Why!!!  Just kidding, just kidding.  But on a serious note, they aren’t big cereal eaters, so I end up cooking bacon, eggs, sausage, muffins, etc.  Some days I can make them a quick smoothie.  I’m looking forward to our upcoming move cause I will be able to make more smoothies without worrying about anyone being cold. 
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  • Pack Lunch – EquesterianGirlForever will not eat school lunch.  This means a packed lunch every day, she mostly eats salads.  I usually chop up lettuce the beginning of the week and just toss whatever toppings in on a particular day.  Most mornings she lets me know what she wants in her salad or if she doesn’t want one at all.  Meat and red onion (drop a mint in that lunchbox) are always a must for her.  Some ham, turkey, bacon or chicken is going to be on that bad boy for sure. I’ve also started prepping my own lunch at this time.  The go-to thing for me was to run out and grab lunch, but we all know that gets pricey.   
  • One Load Of Laundry – I HATE laundry.  There’s no beating around the bush about it.  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve wanted to throw everything away and start over.  But, over the past year, I realize if I get one load going 1st thing each morning my life is simpler.  
  • Coffee – DadJonz makes us coffee each morning before he heads off to work.  As I sip my coffee, I log into my computer to begin work and oh, check my social media accounts!  🙂  

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These are the 7 Do’s to start your morning, well MY morning.  For years I use to compare what others did to get their mornings going.  As I compared myself to their “FABULOUS” list, I felt my little accomplishments were useless.  Heck, now I realize my 7 start your morning tips are exactly what this gal needs.

Find what works for you.  Hopefully, you can incorporate one or two of mine into your morning routine.  Come back to read more about my schedule as we gear up for the New Year.  There will be some tweaking as we are moving soon and will need to adjust to some new schedules, etc.,  but either way, MomJonz will share her schedule and adventures.  So be sure to head over to subscribe to receive my blog updates or join my fanpage to be the first to know about my posts.

Now that you’ve read my morning MUST Do’s, tell me some of yours.  How do you start your day?

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  1. I will say Devotion and Coffee are my top 2! Laundry is like on another list. LOL

    1. Laundry is indeed EVIL.

  2. Great list, I especially agree with the morning prayers, and before I go to bed

    1. YES! Morning and night prayers ALWAYS!

  3. Love that you start with morning prayer. I do too.

    1. Thank you. Yes, it makes the day so much better.

  4. I used to start my day at 5:30 am with 20-30 minutes of exercise as a corporate woman. Now, as a work-at-home mom, I pack one daughter’s lunch. The other daughter eats a school lunch.

    Then, coffee for me and breakfast for all. If I’m lucky, I get to drink the coffee before 8:30, when younger daughter goes to school.

    A morning routine is super helpful.

    1. It’s crazy how things change from corporate life and being a work at home mom.

  5. We all have our must do list, specific to our lives. Thank you so much for sharing your routine!

  6. Mine differs slightly, After my Prayers I Meditate for 5-10 mins Do my Success affirmations and Get downstairs to exercise. By then my lil family is long gone to sch and work! So I got the house to my self 8am!

    If we dont have a routine we are like a rudderless ship! We gotta ha e a body and mental campus! Thanks for sharing yours Sybil!

  7. Even though I am not a mom, I was a full-time nanny and I needed to hear these types of things to keep me going lol. Great post (:

    Isaly Holland

  8. [ Smiles ] Those are all great ways of starting the day!

  9. Interesting to see others priorities lol, for me meditation is #1 and coffee #2… laundry is way down on the list. Thanks for the insite

  10. This is a great list of things to do first thing in the a.m. Definitely sharing!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! I appreciate your being real about starting your day. I’m encouraged and glad you’ve helped me get my day started off right the last year.

    1. Starting your day off right sets the tone for the entire day for sure.

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