Good Mornings Start the Night Before

Good Mornings start the night before, 5 tips to get your day off to a great start | Frugal Family Home

Everyone wants to have a good morning. If your morning usually start with getting up late. Then quickly getting everyone ready for their day and on their way. The stress can be too much and set the tone in the wrong direction, for the whole day.

Wouldn’t you love to get up and have the day just go smoothly? No rushing, no urging to be quick, but just a nice and relaxed start to your day? I know when I do a few easy tasks before going to bed, my mornings are so much better. Not to say all my morning go smoothly. We all have those days that just don’t work out but these tips help to keep most of them good starts.

5 Good Morning Tips

Good Mornings, make a plan the night before so you can tackle your day | Frugal Family Home

Get Clothes Ready

Lay out the clothes you will be wearing along with the kids clothes too. Or better yet have them lay out their own clothes. If you have a child who has a hard time deciding what to wear, this can be a real time saver in the morning. Plus as a parent you can check out their choices and make adjustments as need. Shorts just don’t work when there is snow outside. 🙂

Clean the Kitchen

There is nothing that makes me happier in the morning then having a clean kitchen to wake up to. The night before bed be sure to do the dishes, so your kitchen will be welcoming. It’s so much easier to get breakfast underway if you clean the kitchen the night before.

Make Your To Do List

Before bed look at your calendar and see what you have scheduled to do for the day. Then make a list of things you need and want to do. Be sure to note the must do items and get them done early the next day. If there is a task you really don’t want to do, do it first. The rest of the day will be so much better when you get the harder tasks done first.

Set a Bedtime and Stick to It

When you go to bed at the same time each night, you get into a good sleep pattern. Which in turn helps you sleep better and wake up more refreshed. I have a set time to be in bed each night and I stick to it. It makes a world of difference in how I feel in the morning. If I get to bed just a half an hour late and it can really throw me off.

Avoid Electronics Before Bed

This is the one I struggle with the most. I will usually watch television or work on my computer or tablet right up to bedtime. It’s better to read a book or listen to music right before bed. If you have trouble falling asleep be sure to turn off the electronics early and curl up with a book instead.

Just a Note to Keep in Mind

Even if the morning isn’t going smoothly, you get to decide how you will react. Will you get up tight and start pushing to get everything done? Or will you keep calm and do what absolutely needs to get done and get on with your day? So even when a morning doesn’t start really great, you can still set the tone for a good day.

What tasks do you do the night before to make for good mornings the next day? Scroll down and share your tips in the comments below.


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6 thoughts on “Good Mornings Start the Night Before”

  1. I used to always bring my laptop to bed with me so that I could get some extra work in after the kids went to bed, but I’ve stopped doing that recently. My brain doesn’t work as well at night and I feel better when I have more rest.

    Thanks for the great list!

  2. Love the advice. Lists are imperative for a better start to the day! I’d love to see a “Getting your morning started right” posts, too. With kids involved it gets so hectic, so fast when trying to get them out the door to their day. Thanks for the post!

  3. Love the clean kitchen tip! I just don’t feel right if the dishes aren’t done, etc.! I work full time outside the home so I am packing lunches for all of us, prepping the coffee maker, setting out outfits, basically doing anything I can the night before to make the morning easier.

    It is easier for me to consult and update my daily to do list on my lunch breaks at work. Over the weekends I’ll either boot up my laptop or work from lists I’ve printed. I have a Word document with an entry for every day – mapped out quite a ways into the future – I plug in everything – meals we’ll have, doctor appts, birthdays, holidays, everything. It is my lifeline!

    When I oversleep in the morning (because I was up too late watching TV – ooops!) I try to remember that it won’t be the end of the world if we run a few minutes late and take deep breaths to stay calm. Getting an autistic/ADHD 6 year old out the door doesn’t happen well when you’re rushed!!! Let me just tell you! LOL

    The best mornings are when we get up on time and all my prep the night before lets us get out the door on time AND I have time to make the beds!

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