Time Management

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

I am not a morning person and I have no plans to become one! Even though the first few hours of the day are not my favorite, I have learned how to make them as productive and pleasant as possible.  One of the best ways to help a morning go smoothly is to implement an evening routine (click here to view mine). I like to eliminate the amount of thinking I have to do in the morning, so I know exactly how long it takes to get ready and have it planned out in a detailed time schedule that I follow each day.

I’ve worked a few household chores into my morning routine, and I find that it goes a long way toward keeping me on track with my housekeeping goals! Most of these tasks are done every day of the week, even on Sunday or days I have to get up really early.

I thought it would be fun to let you follow me around the house one morning, so I put together a little video showing you what I do each day. Here are the things you won’t see in my morning routine:

  • Making the bed: Paul does that every day!
  • Getting myself ready for the day: if you really want to see me without makeup, you can watch my Fresh in Fifteen video here. 🙂
  • My daily quiet time: that’s not a routine, it’s part of my life

What have you done to make your least favorite part of the day into a productive part of the day?

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My evening cleaning routine via ComeHomeForComfort.com

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30 thoughts on “My Morning Routine

  1. Mornings are so hard for me, too! Even with my morning tea, I don’t feel really awake until 10 a.m. So that means I need to do morning prep the night before. Having clothing and a lunch ready to go helps tremendously! Of course, getting to bed on time helps my morning mood, too. Getting enough sleep the night before really seems to be the key to my great mornings. 🙂


  2. I loved this video!!!
    I’m absolutely not a morning person, and so far I appear to be raising 2 morning people. It makes for rough mornings when they’re perky & I just want quiet for a while. I never make it up before them, they have some kind of sensor that notifies them that I’ve just made a slight movement & must be ready to get up & feed them RIGHT NOW. 🙂


  3. Your opening line made me LOL. I think I need to frame that… I am not a morning person and I have no plans to become one! I feel like I have to defend my night owl status sometimes so this was nice to hear. I enjoyed seeing your routine. The cat cameos might have been my favorite part… that or seeing your cute outfit at the end.


    1. I’m glad you got a kick out of that! 🙂 Sometimes I see blog posts about how to become a morning person and I think, “I’m the exception to that formula!” Thanks for appreciating my kitty shots – they are a big part of my morning! ❤


  4. What a cute video! My favorite part was when you peeked down to wave at the end- you are so cute! I love your blog more every day!


  5. Getting up early is huge for me and trying to be productive before wanting to play later in the day. It isn’t always easy, but I do my best.


  6. Well I have finally found a way that we are different Whitney. I am definitely a morning person. In fact, if things do not get done before lunch time, it is most likely that they will not happen.:) I guess being a nurse and getting up early has imprinted my life. Also growing up on a farm where there was NO sleeping in, made a mark too. However, I always set out my outfit for the next day the night before…even if I am just here at home I like to have that done before I go to bed. I embrace routine…especially as I get older, it is very helpful to keeping on track.


    1. Ha! There have been years of my life where I had to be up and at work or school by 7 AM, and I can do that if required. I’m still not a morning person or capable of carrying on much conversation before 9:30. 🙂


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