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  1. This is great! I have not been good in keeping up with a routine lately and need some motivation to get back into one. My main focus right now is definitely to make morning quiet time a priority.

  2. I love my devotionals. I use the Bible app and they have many daily devotionals to use. I use to exercise like you, but I’m pushing 60 now and can’t exercise that much anymore. If I can get 2 days in a week, thats a good week for me. One of my fav exercises to do is walk in the pool in my community. Living in Florida means I can do that most of the year. So nice.

    1. How nice to be able to have pool access year ’round! I think it’s important to just do what we are capable of doing, and 2 days a week is better than none. Keep up the great work, I hope I’m that active when I get older 🙂

  3. I love these ideas! Looking forward to reading about the rest of your routines for the day!

  4. My son taught me a great morning routine before he was even born! In my last trimester I began feeling an urge to look out the dining room window for a moment each morning before going into the kitchen. Once he was born, he expected to be held up to that window the first time I brought him downstairs after sunrise; if I forgot, he’d start screaming! It’s not a spectacular view or anything, but we can see what the weather is like, how the trees look in this season, and a bit of traffic zipping by on the busy street at the other side of our block. That moment of gazing outward gives me a little peace before I start my hectic day! My son is 8 now and no longer does this every day, but I do.

  5. Oh what a wonderful routine. I would LOVE to do this but I have no idea how to get myself up that early. Also, hubby usually works until 8, so if I didn’t stay up late, we wouldn’t have much time together at night. We work together, but our evening time is relax time. Hmmmm… and I know the devotional time is sorely missing. I really need to figure out a way to do these things. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I don’t think that everyone needs to wake up early and workout. I think that it’s so important for you to stay up late and spend that time with your husband. I love my evenings sitting on the couch with mine 🙂

  6. I love that I have been able to instigate a morning routine. I start with my daily Bible reading and my gratitude journal. Starting with God’s Word and remembering his blessing are new every morning gives me a wonderful start to my day. I don’t exercise, per say, but I go out to do chores so I guess that counts as some active time 😉
    I don’t, however, wake up early. I’m just not at a stage in my life where that works for me. But I have found a way to make my morning work, even with my little ones running around.
    Here’s a bit of a breakdown that I wrote almost a year ago:

  7. I love this! I am not a morning person but the part that really resonates is making time to exercise. I have a 10 month old and 26 month old so I know how hard it is to fin the time! It would be so helpful if I could get myself out of bed that early! I love your other tips too – I would love for you to link this up at Tips and Tricks Tuesday – we’re trying to create a place where people can find an share weight loss / health advice and this would be so helpful for some of us busy Mommas!

    Kristin (weight loss blog)

    1. Thanks for sharing, I linked up! I thought I had my hands full with my kids being 18 months apart! When my daughter was a new born the only exercise I did was load them up in the double stroller and go for walks around the neighborhood during the day because there was no way I could get up early either. Now that they are both consistently sleeping through the night, it is easier.

  8. I LOVE your basket idea with your bible and devotional handy and ready to go!
    During the summer, while drinking my coffee I read my Bible, (I’m in Hebrews) and then feed the kids breakfast. Now it’s going to require a LOT of discipline once school starts! Anyway, thank you for the GREAT idea to have a cute basket with a bible and devo handy 😉

    1. I’ve only been using the basket this year and I’m so glad that I have because it does keep me organized. I purchased my basket at Michael’s when they had a sale where their baskets were 50% off.

  9. Having a morning routine makes such a big difference for the rest of the day. Thanks for reminding me!

  10. Great routine! I love the daily docket! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey’s Whatever Wednesday Party!!

    Sarah @ Thank You Honey

  11. Love your book basket! I keep all of mine on a tray on our couch (which we constantly move around because the couch = jungle gym to some members of our family), but your darling basket motivated me to contain them and find a new spot.

  12. This is a great routine… Thanks for linking this up and co-hosting the Pinterest Power Party – we’ll be featuring it in this week’s party!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  14. Love this, what a great list, I also have a similar morning routine, and with school starting back up I’ve been pretty good about it so far. Thank you for sharing this with the Cozy Reading Spot, this post is being featured this week, so I hope you are able to stop by and see it!

    Thanks again

  15. I am also doing Hello Morning 🙂 I do a very similar routine – with different exercise. I am visiting from Momma Notes this morning.
    Have a great Tues.!

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  17. I’m still trying to figure out my daily routine because I can’t seem to get myself to go to sleep before 2AM so I always end up sleeping through the morning (when my son is sleeping). I really should start going to bed on time and getting up to exercise and read scriptures before he gets up. Thanks for the reminder.

  18. I have struggled to get up early. I love the productivity that comes with getting up early, but I also have little ones who still wake up often, plus I have a love affair with my pillow. 😉 Anyway recently I have been able to get focused and get on schedule to get up early. I start my morning off similar to yours, quiet time alone with God. That is where we deviate though. I desire to use the rest of my time to write before my children wake up. (If you want to see the kinds of things I write about feel free to visit my blog.) But I have a 2-year old who sleeps really light in the wee morning hours and if she hears the littlest noise she is up for the day. Any tips, ideas, or thoughts there? I struggle with getting her to lay back down, she is rather cranky if she is up that early and would love to have the time to write uninterrupted.

    1. Sara I have the same problem with my kids too, it seems they are light sleepers in the morning and usually wake up early. When I do work out, I have to leave the house but I have made an arrangement with my husband to be able to do that. I can’t go every morning, but I am usually able to go to the gym at least 3 mornings a week. Sometimes that plan is foiled though and I do have little ones awake with me too. I know this season with little ones is so hard, it seems like every morning is different.

  19. I try really hard to keep a morning routine. It does start the same day with letting out the dogs and feeding them. Starting coffee and taking care of the fish. After that I start breakfast for myself and I try to exercise. Sadly, I often get derailed due to people being home when they should be at work/school or the amount of work I have to do there are so days exercise has to go on the back burner for the day.

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