I am not a morning person. I will modify that, I am not an organized morning person, so I have to make sure I think about all the things I have to finish in the morning, in the evening. I have three kids and getting them all dressed and fed and ready for school is not difficult, but for me not to get too frazzled it helps to think a little ahead. This is what I do:
The night before I make sure we have clean clothes they are going to wear. We can make tweaks in the morning, but having a general idea of what they are going to wear helps me. Disclaimer: I have been profiled to have 2% structure in my Emergenetics personality profile, this does not come naturally to me :)
Then I make sure that their bags are packed with folders and homework, lunchboxes are clean and we have an idea of what they are having for lunch. If there are forms that need to be signed, I make sure that is done.
I usually get up early to work out before the kids are awake, so I make a tentative time plan that fits workout, shower and time to do breakfast together to start the day gently with some time together and an opportunity to talk and connect. I love talking to my kids so this is a high priority for me.
I like my mornings quiet and don’t want too much distraction, the time I look for support is more towards the end of the afternoon when I have work and chores to finish before we do our evening routine, that is very similar to our morning, but longer, but you know what? Everybody is different. Some people, many that I know need all the help they can get in the morning and none later on, and some need more continuous support. It completely depends on your schedule and your needs, and that is why, I think its a good idea to every once in a while sit down and think about how you can add support in your life to make your days flow smoothly.
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