Coffee Addict Mama’s Morning Routine

Hello friends. Rise and grind, it’s morning time! I love mornings. They just really make me happy. I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s a brand new day, the coffee is fresh and I’m afraid of the dark. There, you know a secret about me. Since my girls were born I barely ever sleep an 8 hour night. I almost always only sleep a couple hours, wake up, take forever falling back to sleep, get a few more hours and then it’s sunrise. A total of 5 hours a night { if that }. My morning routine is typically always the same and pretty boring. But I want to hear about yours, so let’s discuss!

sunrise on the beach

I’ve been blessed enough to live near beaches for the better part of my adult life. There’s really nothing more soothing. It’s calming, beyond relaxing and beautiful. If I can take my morning coffee down to the beach every single day to watch the sun rise, believe me…..I would. Not lucky enough to own a house on the beach quite yet.

Between 5-6 am I wake up naturally. The sun usually rises here around 6-7. Birds are always chirping and that’s when I try to grab at least another hour before I crawl out of bed. If that doesn’t happen I just go flip the coffee pot on early. The coffee pot is set the previous night. I usually won’t get up unless I smell it brewing. Sorry. I’m tired now that I’ve been up all night. Once I smell it, I get up. And that excites me to start the day.

Morning Routine

I wish I could have coffee in bed but nahhhhh, that never happens. Ha.

Mornings Like These

  • Check my phone ( the girls live with their dad ) and make sure I either text them or see if they didn’t text me for anything

When Hannah or both the girls are here on the weekends we always make a big breakfast after we sleep in for a few more hours. We’re all so busy during the week that we crash early on Friday evenings and wake about 9 am on Saturday.

  • Open the blinds
  • Move the stuff in front of the door back to it’s normal space ( I have severe anxiety before I go to sleep but that’s another topic )
  • Pour the coffee ( usually the first thing I do if it’s finished brewing )
  • Go to the bathroom
  • Sit on the couch for a minute ( we barely use our furniture, so I find time in the morning to drink my coffee on the sofa and just look outside )

None of these are in a specific order because it usually depends on the day but that’s what happens when I rise. We’re rather boring people. We don’t get a newspaper delivered, have no kids to check on and get ready for school, no dogs to walk ( the girls took Jack ) and truly just sipping our coffee is the highlight of our early mornings.

I then get the laptop out and respond to emails, use the phone to reply to FB messages on our business page and gather my notes for blogging. We barely talk in the morning until our second cuppa. LOL. Doug absolutely hates when I bring the laptop out into the main living space to start working. He gets anxiety. But I don’t like my desk some mornings. The natural light is better in the dining room. I check my plants and rearrange them if they need.

morning routine

It takes me about 2 hours to do everything I need before attending any appointments or anything. I can’t really function if I don’t have at least 2.

Obvious things I forgot to mention above is rinsing my face with plain cool water. I don’t wash my face in the morning unless I’ve slapped a ton of coconut oil on my hair the night before. Washing my face less often has been something I have done for the past year. I normally do a good wash at night, so washing again in the morning is not good for my skin. I do however use the homemade coffee scrub if I feel I need but typically I rinse my face, apply ponds and use a face roller. I’ve noticed a dramatic difference in the way my face feels since I’ve been doing this.

Bouncing back and forth between the bathroom, the kitchen and wherever the laptop is, I find a way to figure out what time I’ll want to head out for the day. I’m lucky enough to make my own schedule so typically I wake up 3-4 hours before I need to leave the house.

I start washing up about an hour to two into my mornings. I don’t wash my hair everyday, so I’m pretty happy that my natural locks don’t get greasy or anything like that. I just spray some dry shampoo in and fluff with my fingers to give it a bounce. If I’m heading out to go cleaning, I’ll throw it up in a sloppy bun. My attire is usually yoga pants, a tee, an apron and some sneakers. Not a whole lot of prettiness going on for this house cleaner, so getting dressed is a breeze!

Packing up my vehicle. Depending on the day, I gather whatever cleaning supplies I need for the appointments that I have and load up. This takes about 10 minutes everyday. I always clean everything the night before so my mornings are not insane.

Routine is everything for me. I love being organized and having all of my sh*t together, so to speak. Little things like not having the coffee set the previous night could throw my entire day off.

I normally say my prayers in the morning when I’m in the car. I feel like I need to blow a kiss to my maker so, I talk to him briefly. I come from a Christian family and I’m not religious like most but I do still believe in faith and whatever our purpose is here, I try to look up and be thankful for everything.

Mornings Ain’t Mornings Unless You’ve Had At Least 2 Cups

Well I hope you’ll share a part of your morning with us! This is just a run down. Not always the same and often boring but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! XO

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