Make over your Morning Day 14

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Day 14: You made it to the finish line!

Today’s lesson was just a reminder to continue working on and tweaking when needed your goals, your evening routine, and your morning routine to ensure that you are doing what is right for you, now, where you are today. To also continue to re-evaluate when you need to in order to ensure that your routine is working for you. I will continue to keep you updated on how this is working for me. And if anyone went through this with me I would love to hear how things are going for you as well.

Have a great Day!


Make over your Morning Day 13

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Day 13: What to do when you fail (Because we all do!)

Failure is nothing but evidence that you’re trying” Crystal Paine Money Saving Mom

Step 1: Does your morning routine need to be tweaked?

No. Not at this stage.

Step 2: This is not the time to scrap the plan completely (unless it’s simply not working).

Step 3:Mark a time on your calendar in 3 weeks to review your routine.

Set for Feb. 8 which is actually 3 weeks and 2 days.

Have a great Day!


Make over your Morning Day 12

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Day 12: Building Endurance and strength + Eliminating Decision Fatigue

Step 1: What daily decisions stress you out?

  1. Meal planning
  2. Chores

Step 2: Make a time to create a system to make these easiwer.

On the calendar for Saturday morning.

Step 3: Set a goal for how many days you will stick to your morning routine.

I will re-evaluate on Feb 8.

Have a great day!


Make over your Morning Day 11

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Day 11: Don’t neglect Diet and Exercise

Step 1: Come up with a few breakfast ideas to prepare ahead of time for easy prep in the morning. Because this is the most important meal of the day!

  1. muffins
  2. eggs
  3. oatmeal

Step 2: Think of two ways you can incorporate more physical activity into your day.

I had a bit of trouble with this one as my days are pretty full already. However,

  1. Park farther away at the store for more walking
  2. Get up 30 minutes earlier and go for a walk.

What do you think about these goals for actually eating breakfast (which I don’t normally do) and adding physical activity to my day?

Have a great day!




Make over your Morning Day 10

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Day 10 in the Make over your Morning course is about crushing the mindset of “I can’t do it.”

Step 1: What lies do you tell yourself over and over again?

We will never get out of debt.

Step 2: Are there any lies that need to be replaced with truth?


Step 3: Jot down 1-2 bad habits or negative thoughts that you want to replace with good habits.

Old: We will never get out of debt.

New: Making monthy payments will get us out of debt.

Old: I need to stop playing facebook games.

New: Working my morning routine will get me out of this habit.

Have a great day!


Make of your Morning Day 9

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Day 9 of the Make over your Morning course is about creating the morning routine.

Step 1: List 8-10 things to include in your “ideal” morning routine.

  1. Excercise
  2. Blog
  3. devotion
  4. Gratitude journal
  5. School
  6. Shower
  7. Dress
  8. Coffee
  9. Dad

Step 2: Trim down to the most important 3 -5.

  1. Devotion
  2. Gratitude Journal
  3. Excercise
  4. Blog
  5. School

Step 3: Ensure you have included at least 1 soul-filling component. If not, add that in

I have done this

Step 4: Include 10 -15 minutes to work on goals from days 5 and 6.

I have also done this by including my Blog and School.

Step 5: Post for accountability.

  1. Devotion
  2. Gratitude Journal
  3. Excercise
  4. Blog
  5. School

I will work through this schedule for a few weeks to make sure it will work for me. If not I will re-evaluate what I need to change. I plan on giving it 4 weeks to see if it will work. I will re-evaluate on February 8th.

Make over your Morning Day 8

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Day 8 of the Make over your Morning course is about creating your to-do list for the day ahead.

Step 1: Decide how you are going to make your to-do list

I have chosen a daily to-do list printable that I will use to make out my to-do list.

Step 2: Decide when you will make your to-do list.

I have decided I will make out my to-do list at night before I go to bed. In other words, this will become part of my bedtime routine.

Step 3: Begin creating a “master list” of items that you want to do but haven’t done yet

1.Kitchen Cabinets

2. Crochet

3. reading

4. Shed

5. Clean out the jeep

6. Clean out the Kia

7. Organize my closet

8. Organize bathrooms

That’s it for today

Have a great day!



Make over your Morning Day 7

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Day 7 in the Make over your Morning course is about accountability. I have chosen you to be my accountability partner so once I finish the course and have my morning routine in place I will write a post about it to outline my morning routine and will occasionally post updates on how I am doing with it.

I will also make sure to tell my hubby about my goals and my morning routine so that I have more than one accountability partner.

Have a great Day!


Make over your Morning Day 6

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Day 6 is about setting goals.

Step 1: Review your goals in each of your areas of responsibility and make changes if needed.

Step 2: Take one area of respnisibility and come up with 1-2 actionable goals.

  1. Finances:
    1. Put 10% (400) a month toward debt
    2. Use resource book to monetize blog by June 1.
  2. School:
    1. Work 2-3 hrs a day toward finishing

Step 3: Write out your goals in actionalble steps.

  1. See above

Step 4: Create a method

This is where you would write out your goals and place them somewhere prominent so you can see them often.

Step5: Visit these goals regularly so that you can tweek or adjust them. And to see how your doing


Make over your Morning Day 5

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Day 5 of Make over your Mornings is about goals. We have to set goals to work toward in order to have a purpose in life.

Step 1: What areas are you responsible for in your life?

  1. marriage
  2. myself
  3. school
  4. fiances
  5. blog

Step 2: what are 2 or 3 things you would most like to change, accomplish, or work toward in these areas?

  1. Marriage: communication and intimacy
  2. Myself: weight and motivation
  3. School: do some every day and to finish
  4. Finances: pay down debt and make more money
  5. Blog: New followers and better content

Step 3: Narrow down your ideas.

  1. Marriage – a. less phones b. More talking
  2. Myself – Exercise
  3. School – work 2 – 3 hours every day
  4. Finances – a. Continue to make monthly payments b. Work on monetizing blog
  5. Blog – a. advertising b. content planning

Make over your Mornings: Day 3 and Day 4

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I forgot to post Day 3 of Make over your Mornings so I will do day 3 and day 4 today.

Day 3:

Fill the day with your “Big Rocks” first. This means to make sure the things that are really important to you get done first thing then fill the rest of your day with everything else that needs to be done. For me I have a list of 3 things that I consider my “Big Rocks” of the day.

  1. Exercise
  2. School
  3. Blog

So this means, that when I start my day I need to concentrate on these 3 things first.

Day 4:

Refresh, Refuel, Reinvigorate. It’s a widely known fact that if you don’t take care of yourself, you will eventually not be able to take care of anyone else. For this reason we need to carve out a few minutes every day just for you. Today’s project was to create a list of things you love to do but haven’t been able to make time for, these are your external motivators. Then create a list of things that are internal motivators. This is why you do what you do. My first list only contains 2 items and the second only 1.

External motivators:

  1. Reading
  2. Crochet

Internal Motivators:

  1. Debt – This is why I get up and get my school work done and work on my blog.

These are things that I will need to work into my morning routine when the course is done.

Have a great Day!


Make Over Your Mornings Day 2


So the project for day 2 is to jump start your morning with a bed time routine. I always wake up to dishes in the sink and a cluttered living room. To make my mornings better I would need these 2 things done the night before. Starting tonight I will be doing both before bed time of 10 pm. Hopefully this will help to streamline my mornings a bit more. I will have less to do when I get up in the morning meaning that I will have more time to get to things that really matter to me such as my blog and school. The final item on my bed time routine will be to set up the coffee pot the night before. I do this already some nights, but to make a habit of it would be nice. I don’t like to have to wait for my coffee in the mornings. If I set it up the night before I don’t have to.

So, that is my progress so far in the 14 day course. More to come later.

Have a great day!


Fresh Start

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So, I’ve been feeling kind of stuck for a while now and very into procrastinating (especially when it comes to my schoolwork). I found a course online titled “Make over your Mornings”. The course is 14 days long and it does cost $9.00 to join. You get access to videos and a workbook to use through the 14 days. I am hoping that this will help to put in a better frame of mind throughout the day and maybe give me a jump start on what needs to be done every day.

I will make a short post each day about the project for the day and how it appears to be helping (or not) as I go through. Today’s project was to set a time each day over the next 14 days to do the course so I have pened it into my planner every week day. Today’s project also said we were to tell someone about it to help keep us accountable so this is my way of doing that.

Have a great day!