LIFE HACK: Mastering the Morning Rush

Mmmm, cold coffee. Don’t you just love it?

Isn’t it wild what we can get use to in the rush of life as a Multi-Role Woman?

Managing the morning rush is never easy. I’ve gotten used to drinking my coffee when it’s already cold (and I’ve never been one for iced coffee).

You know those mornings when nothing seems to be going right? The kids are off to school and you begin to feel guilty that you didn’t give them a proper hug goodbye or a smile that may have put a positive spin on their day? Those are the cold coffee kind of days.

The hack I use to try and flip these days is one of “advance intention.” It’s not always easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

You know that feeling of drinking the first sip of hot coffee – that warm you up from the inside out feeling? That’s what I want to help you feel more of during your morning routines.

Think about how you handle and glide through things when everything is going well – the days when you wake up with enough time to enjoy a HOT coffee and some quiet time before the kids wake up.

I know it all feels like a dream, but do your best to try and go there.

Think about what you would do on those mornings and do just that – as if intending that everything is going to work out in your favor.

From there, bring these three simple tricks into play:

  1. Smile even if you don’t feel like smiling (watch what happens when you do).
  2. Give your kids a hug before school, even if they spent the morning complaining about their mismatched socks (your kids NEED that hug more than you know)
  3. Find a visual reminder that will help you get yourself into this ideal day state.
    • Maybe it’s a picture of your family out doing something fun placed next to the area where the majority of your morning routine takes place.
    • Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to do the things you would want to do on a good day (i.e. be present, focused, and kind)
    • Or you have inspirational cards around that you put on your fridge and mirrors and throw in your kids’ backpacks. Use them to remind yourself and your kids that while you can’t always control the circumstances, how you choose to respond is up to you.

Try it out and let me know how you feel!

Please share this with anyone who needs to hear this (which basically means everyone multirole woman you know).

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3 thoughts on “LIFE HACK: Mastering the Morning Rush”

  1. Love that you did this !!! I can do relate to the stress of managing a balanced family / professional / volunteer life … this is amazing ! I would encourage you to look into a book called the “empowered wife” she talks about self care – how important it is for busy moms/ women to do at least 4 things that make us happy – not even things that are healthy like going to the gym, unless this is what makes you happy it’s not considered self care – but things that make us truly happy .. IE got cup of coffee, reading , swimming
    Anything to make us first take care of ourselves so we can do better taking care of others . Such a simple concept – but so important to internalize and do. Good luck with this site ! I subscribed and look foreword to seeing more information here as well as a mentor program . Best, Esther Lamm

    • Esther ,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post. Your book recommendation is so up my alley and I can’t wait to read it.

    • My apologies for the late reply. Thank you for the book recommendation. It is on my nightstand, and next on my reading list.



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