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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

My 5:30 am Morning Routine

Hi guys! Earlier this month I shared Peaceful Ways to to Train Yourself to Wake Up Early and Tips for a Gentle Morning Routine. Here is a closer look at my 5:30 am morning routine:
Photo credit: Thelma ;)
1. Wake up at 5:30 am. Absolutely NO snooze buttons! When I hear that alarm go off I like to start my day by committing my day to the Lord and asking Him to enable me to glorify Him in all I do. Then I quietly roll out of bed (I don't want to wake anyone before I've had my coffee).

2. I pour a cup of coffee and add a scoop of collagen (more on why I drink that in a later post) and snuggle in my chair with my coffee, a cozy blanket and my morning basket. My morning basket contains pens, my journal, my planner, my Bible, a note card set & stamps. Gramma (the sweet lady I talked about in this post) use to have baskets by her chair that contained note cards, stamps, devotions, Bibles and journals. She would write encouraging notes to people during her morning prayer time. This is a habit I would like to pick up this year. People don't hand write notes much anymore. It is a beautiful, lost art. During this time I will read or listen to my three chapters of the Bible, two in the old and one in the new. I then do my prayer journal. I hope to write a note to someone at this time if the Lord lays it on my heart. I then go to my planner and look at what I have going on that day and write down my goals in my planner. I find if I write them down they are more likely to happen.

3. My husband is usually up at six and ready to head out the door but first we usually enjoy a cup of coffee together (sometimes he's running late and has to drink his coffee on the go). I like to have some quiet worship music going at this time while I make sure his lunch is ready before sending him out the door with a kiss and a squeeze.

4. Lately I have been sleeping in my workout clothes (comfy and convenient). I do a quick workout using my rebounder (this routine) and lately I have been adding 50 to 100 kettle swings using 15 lb weights.

5. By this time I am starving and I'll make a couple of eggs or eat sprouted bread toast with peanut butter. I enjoy sitting quietly while eating and reflecting on my blessings.

6. Now its time to freshen up, using my glycolix that I mentioned in this post & my vitamin c serum from Amazon. I do quick 5 minute makeup routine and get dressed for the day.

7. I then make my bed. It takes three minutes but feels so great to see a beautiful and tidy bedroom!

8. Now I can sit and have some me time. I usually write a blog post or research house items to purchase for our new build. I will do this until its time to wake the kiddos and start breakfast.

When I start my day in this way I feel such a sense of satisfaction and peace. It is my time to recharge my battery and do what I want to do. My cup is overflowing so I can joyfully pour into others. I can align myself with the will of God and face the day with a sense of accomplishment.
Thank you for reading. I am praying this encourages you to seek what your best morning routine would be.
Grace & Peace,
Adoring Family
Linking up with WhitneyErika and Andrea.



  1. I enjoyed reading about your morning routine. You get so much accomplished when you get up early in the morning. Have a great day! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Julie! See you again soon :)