Now I love the summer, I love the fact it gets light really early, I love the fact the birds sing from about 3am onwards and I love to make the most of the light mornings, feeling good is definitely easier in the summer.
I’ve kinda naturally eased into a really feel good summer morning routine and it’s leaving me feeling uplifted, happy and totally ready for my day, so here’s a run-through of my mornings.
5:30am – get up
I know 5:30 sounds really early but it’s just the time I naturally wake up so I don’t even need to set the alarm. I’ve stopped procrastinating when I wake up, I’ve stopped flicking through social media in bed and instead I get straight up, I drink a full glass of water, take my thyroid meds (for hypothyroidism) these work best for me if I take them around an hour before I eat, or drink coffee, I think my body absorbs them better and so they work better.
5:40am – 5:50am – hula hooping!
I do two sessions of hula hooping, the first 10 minutes I do in the morning just to get it out of the way – I definitely think it’s helping to tone my stomach muscles and thighs. I use a weighted exercise hoop for this and I always do it outside, yes in my PJs – even if it’s raining because I just think it really wakes you up and makes me feel energised.
5:50am – 6:20am – shower & dressed
Grabbing shower and getting dressed prior to the kids getting out of bed really helps me to keep on top of my day and just feel ‘ready’.
6:20am – 6:30am – meditation & coffee
I’m not sure if you’re supposed to mix meditation with coffee, but I guess there’s no rules, you should just do what feels good for you – if it’s sunny I do this in the garden, just sipping my coffee, I do run over a little mantra in my head, it’s not always the same thing but it always has the same theme – generally a “you can do this” type of a theme. (I also think this helps psych me up for the chaos that happens when the kids get up…)
6:30 – 7.00am – breakfast and sort out the kids
I do quick breakfast and always include fruit. I get the kids up and sort out their breakfasts and help the youngest to get ready for school.
7.00am – 8.00am – housework
Firstly I do the smallest boys reading book with him – kids read way better in the morning than they ever do after school or in the evenings. It just makes the whole thing easy! Then I do a mad dash around the house and get all the housework done so that when I get home later the house is tidy, clean and feels good to come home to.
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