Successful Morning Routine – Not Just For Mums!

Mummy get up now, stop sleeping all the time – My 3 year old

Apparently I sleep too much according to him, because I’m not already up at 6:20am on a Sunday morning!!!

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If you’re not a mother and cannot relate, please skip right down to the How to Wake Up Early Every Morning Checklist below.

I need some help guys! Mums and dads alike! Even those of you who can just get up with ease as though someone is handing you Β£50k at the end of your bed for getting up so early without prompt. Erm…How do you do it!?

I am just not a morning person.

You would have thought after nearly 7 years of motherhood I would be springing out of bed like a spring chicken and commencing the day from 4am prompt every morning. Making a healthy yummy Kale and banana smoothie for breakfast, with some freshly baked homemade multiseeded bread, Yeah right!

To the mother that has the house done and breakfast made before the household is up! If you’re that mum please can you DM me! So I can take some tips and give you some accolades! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

After some research and trying these myself, I know that the checklist below definitely works and has been proven by successful people!

How to wake up early everyday checklist

  • 1. Wake up Early!
  • Yep, just do it already! Apparently if you’re a top dog and you get things done typa person… Research suggests that you are usually waking up as early as 4.30am every morning.
  • In a poll of 20 executives cited by Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast,” 90% said they wake up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, for example, wakes at 4 and is in the office no later than 7. Disney CEO Bob Iger gets up at 4:30 to read. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is up at 5:30 to go jogging.

  • 2. Do some Exercise mate!
  • Yep! God give me strength! The thought of exercising as soon as I get out of bed, I can’t even imagine!!
  • BUT, I have tried it before, and obviously I haven’t been able to keep up with it.. but I have tried the following; a yoga tutorial from YouTube and doing it for 20-30 mins every morning, and I do feel rejuvenated with a zest of energy and of course fully stretched. Just imagine you’ve been sleeping for so many hours… a good stretch is fully required! Google the health benefits! Or check out the benefits I found out Here
  • This is some more inspiration for you too..
  • Barack Obama starts out each day with strength and cardio training while Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey does three repetitions of a seven-minute workout, Anisa Purbasari reported for Business Insider.

    “These are incredibly busy people,” says Vanderkam. “If they make time to exercise, it must be important.”

  • 3. Get on with some important stuff (This is actually a 3 in 1 check)
  • I know when I’m up early and do some paperwork, pay bills, blog, respond to emails over a coffee or so, I’m fully alert and in the correct mindset.
  • Setting a To Do list for the day is also a great thing to do first thing in the morning before distractions begin to mount and fully distract us from what is important and must be done!
  • Work on your dreams, side hustle, business, plans or holidays- the stuff you can’t focus on once everyone one is up and in the way!
  • According to the Telegraph, Ludwig Beethoven, John Milton, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, and Victor Hugo all tackled their creative projects in the morning.

  • 4. Last but not least… Enjoy the Silence..
  • Instead of sleeping an extra 5-10 minutes and snoozing your life away… just get up earlier and have a moment to yourself… it feels so great when I’m up before everyone and I can just allow my mind to run free in peace… or just Sit and just stare into space for 10 mins over coffee (who does the early morning blank gaze, mouth opened just day dreaming about nothing)…
  • By the time you need to be really up you’ve got the slouch out the way and you’re good to go!
  • Hope you’ll find these tips useful! Please also share any you may have too!
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  • 10 Steps to Motivation!

    “You cannot act like Flip Flops and expect to be treated like Louboutins.” πŸ‘ 

    Sorry, we’re just not having it!

    Man!!! I love this quote!

    ….But isn’t it just sooooo true!

    You can’t put in 1% effort and expect 100% outcome and this is with everything in life.

    We all have can’t be bothered days but everyday we choose not to be bothered it will not push a better tomorrow.

    The more you push in today, the further you’ll get, in tomorrow! -Mummanopoly

    (Did I hear preach girl!) – Thank you!

    Hustle today for a better tomorrow, you’ll thank yourself for it!

    As a busy mum it’s ridiculously easy to forget about yourself and your ambitions or goals.

    By the time everything’s done…. (let me not bring out the list of things to do) work, cooking, cleaning, kids activities, homework, shopping, laundry…errr excuse me πŸ‘‹πŸΎ and where is time for me?

    Uh huh, precisely, a conscious effort to stay motivated is so so so important!… Otherwise you’ll be chilling in your flip flops whilst everyone walks past you in their Louboutins. Okay OK! That was a dry joke but you get the gist right…

    Have a look at some of the things below which keep me motivated.

    10 Steps to Motivate Yourself!

    1. Read Motivational books (The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins is a great read!)
    2. Listen to Motivational videos (YouTube it! I love me some T.D. Jakes)
    3. Speak positively about everything (yep everything)
    4. Hang around with Happy people
    5. Hang around with Positive people
    6. Frequently engage with people who are Successful. (Particularly in your chosen field)
    7. Motivate others ( It will also motivate you)
    8. Plan things in advance to look forward to.
    9. Create a routine of things which make you feel positive about yourself.
    10. At the end of each day write what you have achieved. ( Trust me when you look back you’ll be like Wow!)
  • Comment below and let me know how you keep yourself motivated!
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  • Stay motivated..
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  • 200 followers on my WordPress Blog

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

    This is quite a milestone for me, I never would have imagined I could capture the attention and support from 200 people with my writing!

    I’m so delighted and would like to take this opportunity to thank EACH and everyone of you for your kind comments and likes along my tiny blogging adventure.

    Its all still new to me but I’ve had so much fun writing so far and also reading many of your blogs. There are many amazing writers out here, very talented and also enriched with knowledge and the ability to motivate many people miles and miles away.

    I find that truly amazing, how you can touch the hearts of many through words and experience many of which you will never see in your lifetime but your words can stay with them for a lifetime – Simply beautiful!

    I have learnt and discovered so much from you all and I hope I have been able to motivate and encourage many of you too which is my aim.

    Catch me on my other social media platforms below;-

    Twitter

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    (Lol I can’t seem to get the url for my Mummanopoly Pinterest page)

    Anyway… Here’s to more blogging and hopefully more followers along the way too.

    Love Mummanopoly πŸ’‹

    Mumma Playing the game of life to win!

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    Mum on the Blog!

    Hello my lovelies,

    I have been missing in action for a moment…

    It’s been a great ordeal with my children’s father since we separated in 2015 to finalise our extensive court order surrounding contact arrangements.

    It’s taken a little over 18 months to have it all final and written in stone about how future contact arrangements shall be.

    Initially I struggled with the thought of being away from my children and not being there to witness some key moments in their lives as I have always been there and able to.

    This weekend however, really heightened the reality of how life will be going forward, co-parenting and not having the children on all weekends etc.

    So I told myself, Let’s NOT get caught up in the feelings, and who wants to live there anyway? There’s no happiness where negative thoughts and feelings reside.

    ….And then I thought to myself… GIIIIIRL! You just need to take this opportunity to remember who you are when the mummy hat is removed and embrace every moment!

    I completely changed my perception on things, because that’s what it really boils down to at the end of the day, our perception.

    Our perception about things in life can make or break us and we need to be really in-tune with our thoughts which in turn will have a huge impact on our feelings.

    I realised that actually, lets flip the script here… I can really use this time to recharge and be fresh and rejuvenated for when the kids are back with me and do the things I once loved before being a mother:- such as singing, song writing, dancing, reading, long baths, drawing and the list goes on.

    Sooooo….

    Here’s to self love and self care. πŸ’•

    Look out for my pending blog on Self Love and Self Care actually… it’s just baking…

    You can check out my instagram Here too, which I have not long created, so would be lovely to see some of you there… pop over and say Heeey πŸ‘‹πŸΎ!

    Mummanopoly πŸ’‹