October 15, 2016
I have a new normal, a new schedule, and a new set of responsibilities now that we have little Oliver Finn. That’s right, we had a baby boy! He made his debut September 12th and is already a month old. This little peach of ours needs to slow down with growing up. I’ve learned a lot in the past month mentally, physically (hello coffee), and overall about myself. I’ve learned that I best function with a daily routine to get my day started successfully with this new amazing normal. It not only provides a productive day, but a day where I feel my best as myself and as a new mama.
I want to share with you the 5 things I do every morning after my snuggles and kisses with my little man. They don’t always happen in this order and they vary in the time it takes to complete them. But it’s my little routine that helps set a purpose to my day and makes it a productive one! I would be lost without it.
A very special thank you to Influenster for sending me the YSL Vinyl Cream to share with all of you today.
1. Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
I seriously can’t function without coffee. I look forward to my hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. As I’m getting Oliver ready my coffee is already brewing. It instantly gets me focused for the day ahead. Where are my coffee lovers? You know exactly what I’m talking about!
2. Get Dressed for the Day
As soon as my coffee is brewing, I get dressed for the day. I pick out my clothes the night before so they’re out and ready. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes this consists of yoga pants and my favorite tank. Regardless, it’s setting a purpose and makes me feel ready to tackle the day. Don’t forget your shoes! There’s something about slipping my shoes on that completes the outfit and allows me to hit the ground running. I also apply mascara and my go-to lipstick, YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, for a fresh look. It’s quick, lasts throughout the day, and leaves me feeling and looking refreshed after one application. This color, Rose Mix, is simply gorgeous for a pop of color but not too bold.
3. Make my Bed
This is one part of my routine that might happen right away or it might happen around lunch time. Depending on when I can break away from my little man this is one of the first things that I do. Having my bed made makes me feel as if I’ve accomplished something and creates a tidy room instantly. It allows me to focus on other areas of my day that I need to accomplish in an organized way.
4. Create a To-Do List
I am a pen and paper gal 100% when it comes to planners, calendars, and to-do lists. Each morning I write down my goals and what I need to accomplish that day. Don’t write down too many things you want to accomplish. It will leave you feeling defeated at the end of the day if you don’t get to them all. Write down what you know you can cross off your list.
5. Listen to a Pod-Cast
There are so many pod-casts that enlighten, motivate, and teach you new insights when it comes to everyday life and business. I try to listen to one every morning with the goal of learning something new about being a stay at home mom while pursuing this blog of mine, learning a new skill, or just to inspire me for the day ahead. What I love about a pod-cast is that you can listen to them while cleaning the house, getting ready for the day, knocking off your to-do list, or simply riding in the car. Here are my two favorite pod-casts:
I thrive on a routine! My whole day is thrown off course if I’m not able to do these 5 things. They motivate me, relax me, and help get my mind ready for the day ahead. Have you ever left your cell phone at home? Or ran out of your favorite mascara before a big day? Then you know the feeling of having your routine messed up and the rest of your day being unbalanced. Take my daily routine on as your own or create a new one. I would love to know your daily routine! There’s always room to add to mine.
Thank you for always supporting my blog! Please know I received the YSL Vinyl Cream complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are my own.