3 Tips to Start Each Day
Mornings at back-to-school time can be crazy. Especially when you have a spouse that leaves before 5, a child that leaves by 6 for cross country and then comes back home to get clean for school, a child that leaves, oh, as late as possible, and yourself, a teacher, who needs to leave by 7.
Add in only one bathroom and things get ugly.
So, we definitely have to have a plan at our house to get the day off to a good start.
1. Shower Schedule
For starters, we split up shower times. Some of us have to shower at night before bed. Some of us have to shower early, as in after dad leaves and before child 1 comes home from cross country. Then child one gets in the shower at 7.
2. Prepare the Night Before
We also make it a point to lay out all clothes and supplies the night before. If kids need papers signed, lunch money checks, or extra things for sports after school, it has to be done before bed the night before. I don’t do these things in the morning while I’m getting ready for school.
When we make sure everything is ready for the next day before we go to bed, then the morning is less stressful and frantic.
The best tip for getting the day off to a good start, however, is prayer.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3
When I can focus on God first thing in the morning, it directs my thoughts for the whole day. I start the day intentionally looking for ways to bless others and do God’s will in all of my tasks.
What could possibly be a better way to start the day?
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