7 Ideas for Including Your Significant Other in Your Morning Routine

By Roz Jones

Does a morning routine have to be a lonely endeavor? 

Absolutely not! You can still carry out your morning routine if you have a partner living with you (or even just visiting). Better yet, you can make them a part of each step of your morning, giving you added time together and building your relationship. 

How? Try these simple ideas:

Start Slow

There’s nothing like the two-alarm method for starting your day. Use the first alarm to wake up enough to cuddle time with your partner. This is the perfect time for a slow start for both of you. When your second alarm goes off, you know it’s time to get out of bed. 

Pair Up for a Workout

Exercise together makes your significant other your accountability partner, while you get to do the same for them. Look for activities you can do together like jogging or playing tennis for added fun together.

Shower Together

Well, you wanted to bathe anyway. Showering together might not conserve as much water as you’d think, but it’s certainly a fun way to get clean in the morning!

Make Breakfast Together

Cooking together can be fun and rewarding. Or take turns, with one person cooking while the other sets the table. Then sit down and eat together for an added time to talk and reconnect.

Dance

Looking for a relaxing way to get the blood pumping? Why not put on your song and dance around the living room? This is a fun way to supercharge your morning and put a spring in your step.

Exchange Compliments

Sometimes we get pretty good at beating ourselves down with negative self-talk. We need to really learn when someone else says something nice about us. Every morning, tell the other person something you love about them or something you’re grateful for. These are words they can take to heart, building up their self-image. Now turn it around and take the words they say to you in this space to heart. Make their truth your own.

Kiss

Before one or both of you head out the door, say goodbye properly. A special embrace or kiss will make sure you both start your day with a smile. 

While not every piece of your morning routine will wind up including the other person, you’ll feel more deeply connected as you go into your day by making some intentional connection points in your morning. What a beautiful way to build your relationship!


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6 Things to Do at Night Which Will Keep Your Morning Routine on Track

By Roz Jones

What’s the best thing caregivers can do to put their morning on track? Set yourself up for success the night before. 

Of course, better mornings are pretty easy once you have a morning routine in place, but your best mornings happen when you’re ready to hit the ground running. To do this, try doing these six simple things in advance. 

Check Your Diet

Eating too soon before bed or having caffeine in the evening can make for restless sleep. By limiting what you eat in the hours before bed and switching out to decaf, you’ll feel better in the morning.

Lay Out Your Clothes

Nothing wastes time like hunting for accessories or discovering you don’t have clean socks first thing in the morning. By taking care of these things now, you’ll cut your prep time in the morning in half.

Check Your Schedule

Do you have early calls or appointments to keep? You might need to adjust your wake time to avoid rushing. A simple check will keep you on track regardless of what you have planned for the day.

Make a List

Speaking of planning, what are your goals for tomorrow? Write down a short list (no more than 3 or 4 things) of what you’d like to accomplish for the day. This will help you stay on task and help when it comes time to transition into work from your morning routine.

Choose a Bedtime

It’s crucial for caregivers to get enough rest at night to ensure they are on track to provide care to our clients and loved ones. The average adult requires 7 – 9 hours of sleep. Of course, you know your body. How much sleep do you honestly require to feel good? Coordinate bedtime with your wake time. Allow enough time to get through your morning routine to ensure your morning is never rushed.

Set Yourself Up for Great Sleep

Finally, you’re never going to start off on a good foot in the morning if your sleep was terrible the night before. Pay attention to the small details, like ensuring your room is at the right temperature. Also, make sure your pillow is supportive and you have a quiet and dark space for the best sleep.

The best part of all of this? None of these items takes more than a few minutes to set up. Why not make them part of an evening routine? Now you’re on track for a great day, every day!


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7 Tips for Creating a Simple Morning Routine at Work

By Roz Jones

When you want to create a better day for yourself, you need to start out where you begin. This means having a morning routine at work as well as at home.

Think about this for a moment. A morning routine at home will set you up for success by getting you out of bed and ready to transition into wakefulness. 

Likewise, a morning routine at work can get you settled into a mindset of getting work done and ready to face the work world. Think of it as a series of steps designed to transition you into productivity.

How can you do this?

Start with How You Get There

Don’t arrive stressed out at the very last second. To set yourself up for success, it’s important to arrive with time to spare after a relaxing commute. Strategize to make this happen by allowing enough time to get where you need to go. Also, consider your route. Heavy traffic or construction is always more stressful in the long run, so you might want to adapt your route to a quieter one to reduce unwanted stress.

Schedule Check

What do you have going on today? What work is expected from you by what time? Get a mental picture of the day by noting what needs to happen when.

Set-Up

What needs to happen so you can get your work done? Are you lacking supplies or resources? Are there things you might need to delegate? Taking a few minutes to track down these items will help the rest of your day run more smoothly.

Habit Check

What detractors are already pulling at you, trying to derail your day? If you’re someone who checks your phone often or can get caught up socializing with coworkers, think about how you can limit these activities as part of your routine. For example, you might want to schedule email checks at certain times or limit socialization to break times.

Make a List

Jotting down the 3-to 4 big items you want to get done today will help give you a clearer view of what needs doing and set up your goals.

Get Comfortable

Before you buckle down to work, do you need coffee? A Bathroom break? Do these things now, so you don’t have to break concentration later. Also, take a minute to stretch if you haven’t yet.

Begin

Time to get going. Take the first item on your list and dive in, concentrating fully on what you’re doing.

Of course, adapt your routine to fit whatever you need to get started for the day. The key here is to be intentional in your actions, shift your mindset, and set yourself up for success. Do only what works for you.


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7 Things to Do Every Morning Which Start Your Day Off Right

By Roz Jones

Starting your day off on the right foot isn’t just important to a caregiver’s day. It’s absolutely crucial to your success. This is why it’s so important to start the day off right. You want to make the most of your day, and you know you need a better morning to do this.

Where to begin? Start by adding these seven items to your morning routine:

Get Up

The last thing you want to do is make a habit of hitting the snooze alarm. Those extra moments of sleep aren’t going to do anything to help you feel more rested when you start your day providing care. Really, if you’re dragging this much, you’d better go to bed earlier the night before, so you can get moving the second the alarm goes off.

Find a Calm Space

By meditating, praying, or using affirmations, you start the day positively. These are all actions that will put you in the right headspace you need to have a day filled with positive energy. The key here is to find quiet and do what works for you.

Drink

You’ve been going without water for a long time. Before you have your morning coffee, a tall glass of water is crucial to hydration. This is good for the body and mind, as a well-hydrated brain will help you make better decisions and think better.

Eat Breakfast

No matter what, you really do need to eat something. Likewise, you’ve gone without food for hours, and your body needs fuel to continue. What you choose to eat is important, so make a wise selection that suits your dietary needs.

Move

At the very least, you need to stretch in the morning to unkink your body from being in one position for so long. However, what you really need is something to get your blood flowing. This would be a great time for a morning workout.

Check Your Day

What do you have going on today? Make a point to look at your calendar first thing so you don’t forget any appointments and know what to expect out of your day. This will save you a lot of headaches later.

Do Something for You

Here’s where you can work on your favorite personal goals. Read, journal, listen to a podcast, or do something with a hobby you enjoy. A few minutes to yourself first thing in the morning does a lot for your mental energy and gives some meaning and purpose to the day. 

While this might not be your whole morning routine, it’s a great one to get started if you haven’t used one before. The best part? You’ll be amazed at how much more positive your day feels once you get in the habit of using it.


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