Once we have kids our whole world is transformed. It’s no longer how it used to be. We adapt our lives around the little one’s. Our morning routine’s now revolve around our children. Long gone are the days of lie-ins. We now have little people relying and depending on us!
Sometimes things can get a bit chaotic in the morning’s and a sense of overwhelment comes upon us. It does with me anyway! I have three boys, yelling at me ‘mum he hit me!’, ‘mum where’s my socks?’, ‘mum i need some money today; I’m going out with my mates?!’ Argh!, sometimes I just want to press a reset button, if there was such a thing!
Starting my day out rushed and stressed; set’s the tone for my whole day. It changes my attitude towards my family and makes a difference to my productivity level’s.
Here I share with you some tips on how you can make your morning’s that little bit easier;
Starting your day off with Fajr; the dawn prayer. Fajr prayer in Islam ensures that we begin the day with light and with life. This equates to positive energy and the presence of God’s angels. The early morning sets the tone and energy for the entire day, and by beginning the day in the best possible way, in prayer and meditation, this spiritual practice will bless your entire day with barakah and noor, blessings and light.
Clean the house before bed;
Waking up to a clean house is a head start to the day. It set’s the tone. No more waking up to a pile of dishes in the sink or tripping over some scattered toy’s, left the night before. It kind of lifts my mood and I have 1 less thing to do!
If it’s the pack lunches that need to be done- do them the night before; it makes life sooo much easier! Also planning ahead of time what you want to cook the next day helps. This takes the guess-work out and you have one less thing to worry about. Simply taking the chicken out to thaw or meal preping gives you more time to run errands or do whatever it is you want/need to do.
Pick clothes out the night before;
Picking out the clothes and laying them clear in sight for yourself and the kids saves running about in the morning- less chaos!
Getting enough sleep;
Sleep is essential and getting as much of it, is crucial and impacts how we function the following day. If you’ve got a baby, try to nap when baby naps- little bouts of sleep does help.
Waking up early enough to have a cup of coffee and eating a nutritious breakfast is a good kick-start in the morning.
Everything’s going to be OK;
With children, most morning’s are going to be difficult! Let’s be honest here, I mean running around catering to everyone’s need’s is not an easy job, but it’s got to be done. Just tell yourself that it’s OK to have “those day’s”- just don’t let it impact the rest of your day.
These books are great self-help book’s to becoming more productive in our day-to-day lives; The Productive Muslim is the perfect book to lead a faith productive life. Morning Routine: How to make up with increased energy and ready to achieve your goals is a book on actionable information on how to create a morning ritual to wake up more energized and to achieve your goals.
I hope you have found this post to be beneficial and helpful. I’d love to hear how you make the most out of your morning’s…