A morning routine is a crucial factor to ensure the quality of your day. Creating a summer routine can be based on many factors like time, family life, or work life.
Here are some tips to create a morning routine for summer that can help you take care of your family and yourself.
It’s summertime! And that means a relaxed schedule, right?!? Maybe not.
It’s time to create a summer morning routine that works for both you AND your kids. Make the most of your mornings and start your day with a healthy and productive routine.
The good news is you can accomplish this in less than 30 minutes!
What to Expect:
- Do the Most Important Things First
- How to Approach Your Summer Morning Routine as an Experiment
- The Best Way to Simplify Your Day
- How to Practice What You Preach by Limiting Screen Time
How to Start Your summer Morning Off Right
Since the kids are vying for your attention all day and you have less time to yourself during the day, it’s important to prioritize what you need to do in order to make the most of your morning.
The best way to start your day is by waking up and starting your morning routine immediately. There are many benefits to this, such as feeling more refreshed and energized.
If you can wake up early enough so that you will not need an alarm clock, you’ll make sure you have time for breakfast if you want it, and you’ll even have time to clean up before heading out the door.
Try these tips and tricks for making your mornings easier this summer:
- Start with waking up early enough so that you can wake up without an alarm clock (this might mean going to bed a little earlier than you would like if you have something planned for the next day)
- Get yourself ready in ten minutes or less
- Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
- Clean up and make your bed (and make sure the kids’ blankets are at least pulled over their beds) before heading out
Approach your morning routine as an Experiment
There is no recipe for a perfect morning routine that will suit everyone, but there are some steps that can help you create one tailored to your needs.
Experimentation is the key to finding what works best for you.
Start by thinking about what you most love about mornings and what gets in the way of feeling good.
Once you have figured out the things that make it difficult for you to feel good, try to fix them by doing something else or doing something differently.
Keep your summer morning routine simple!
Don’t over-schedule meetings, events, or children’s activities in your morning routine (or even your daily routine, for that matter).
It’s easy to over-schedule your day and start feeling like you’re never getting anything done.
Try to plan your schedule in blocks so that you’re not running around all the time. You’ll find that this makes your entire day go smoother and you’ll have more time for the things you actually want to be spending your time on.
Before even leaving your bedroom, plan a block of time to get dressed before you head out. Taking time to fix yourself and get ready before you try and manage everyone else’s schedule is so helpful!
Next, schedule a block for breakfast, and eat breakfast as a family. When everyone eats together, you get an opportunity to share updates with your spouse or other children, share jokes, and set the tone for the rest of the day.
After eating, plan to do a quick tidy of the kitchen and make your bed (if you haven’t already) before heading out for your fun summer activities.
Also, look into using chore charts for the kids and keeping a daily planner for yourself so you can manage all the fun activities this season.
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Bottom line, keep your day (and your morning routine) simple!
Practice what you preach about screen time, and limit yourself to one hour per day
Practice what you preach about screen time, and limit yourself to one hour per day. Even better, try to avoid checking your phone first thing in the morning, if at all possible. At a minimum, stay off social media.
Every hour spent on your phone is an hour not spent doing anything else.
It will be easier to keep track of your usage by setting limits for yourself and sticking to them. Set different times throughout the day where you will disconnect from your phone so you are not constantly checking it, or, even better, schedule short, designated “phone times.”
Next steps: Plan a Daily Summer Routine For Your Family
Once you have your morning routine established, tie it into a productive day. Follow these tips to create a great summer daily routine.
You can also use these summer routine ideas to create your ideal day, whether you’re sending the kids to summer school, going on vacation, or spending time on a “staycation” at home.
Also, if you need help creating your morning routine (or knowing when to start and end if you have something planned), grab my Morning Routine Template.