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33 Things I Do Almost Every Day That Make My Day So Much Better

LOVE this list of 33 easy ways to improve your life each day! Some of these are so simple, yet life-changing!

Crystal, how do you stay motivated to get up and get moving each day? Do you generally have a positive attitude about your days? May I ask how you cope or stay on task when you’re tired or discouraged? -a reader

Want to know the truth? While I’m generally a very positive person, this positivity is something I’ve intentionally decided to choose:

  • I try to choose to go through life looking for blessings, even when there are hard and heavy burdens.
  • I aim to choose to go through life looking for the good to praise, instead of pointing out the things there are to criticize.
  • I always try to choose to believe the best about others, even when I sometimes want to be frustrated and hurt.

I don’t always do a great job of this. There are days when I wake up feeling overwhelmed. When I feel tired and behind before my feet even hit the floor. When I just want to roll over and go back to sleep because my to-do list is too long and the night was too short.

When I wake up feeling discouraged and tired or when I start feeling down or want to wallow in frustration, I’ve found a number of solutions to help me get back on track and have more of a cheerful, upbeat attitude.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

Over the past few days, I compiled a list of 33 different things I do almost every day to make my day so much better. Here’s my list:

1. Get Up a Little Earlier — Even if I can’t get up really early, I have found that getting up just 15 minutes before my children do makes a world of difference in my day. I start the day out with more clarity and purpose, I’m more organized, and I’m a much more cheerful and relaxed mom.

2. Make a Cup of Coffee — Need I say more? I love me my fresh-brewed coffee with half and half. And I look forward to waking up every morning so I can drink my piping hot cup!

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go So Much Better

3. Light a Candle — I love the look and smell of a candle burning, so I light one just about every morning when I come downstairs to brew my coffee. It’s often the little things that can make such a difference!

4. Take Time to Brain Dump — Either at night before I go to bed or first thing in the morning, I write down everything I need to do that day or feel like I need to do. Getting it all out of my head onto paper is such a helpful exercise.

5. Create Time Blocks for Tasks — Once I create my “brain dump list” of what I think I need to do during the day, then I go back and put those tasks into time blocks. Which basically means assigning times for each tasks — such as do x, y, and z from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., etc. I try to also schedule in at least 2 hours of margin each day.

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6. Delete Some Unnecessary Tasks From My Day — By creating time blocks for the tasks of my day, it helps me to figure out whether the tasks I think I need to do during that day are realistic or not. Often times, I’ll have more tasks than time, so I will cull some of the unnecessary items from the list freeing me to focus on the most important tasks for the day.

7. Write Down My Blessings — The practice of recording my blessings each day has transformed my attitude. I dare you to try it! Start your day with listing 1-3 things you are thankful for and I can almost guarantee that it will help you begin your day with a boost.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

8. Read My Bible — As a Christian, spending time in God’s Word feeds my soul and encourages my heart. I’m loving doing the She Reads Truth studies right now and spending time digging deeper into God’s Word as a result.

9. Turn on Music — I love music and, never fails, if I’m feeling down or discouraged, when I turn on uplifting music, within 10-15 minutes or less, I’m smiling and humming along.

10. Clean Out My Inbox — I’m kind of a fanatic about keeping my inbox cleaned out, so I usually start my morning blogging time by quickly going through the emails in there and dealing with them — either responding, filing, delegating, or deleting them. This helps me to make sure I don’t get behind on tasks and stay organized as a business owner.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

11. Find Something to Smile About — I love to laugh, so I’m always looking for funny stories and cartoons to share to make other people smile, too. I usually post a few of my favorites on the Money Saving Mom® Facebook Page each day.

12. Write a Blog Post — Writing is cathartic for me, so I’ve made a habit of writing something every single day. Sundays are the only day I take off from blogging, so every other day, I usually write at least part of a post or a full post. I often outline the post one day and then come back to it the next day or a few days later to finish the bones of it.

13. Hug My Kiddos — We’re generous with the physical affection at our house and I know everyone benefits as a result. Plus, it’s hard to be frustrated with someone for long if you are hugging them regularly! 🙂

14. Kiss My Husband — I’ve read things about the importance of a 15-second kiss at least once every day. We aim to go above and beyond that every day… and we’re big fans of not keeping things G-rated. 😉

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

15. Get My Heart Pounding — Exercise stimulates my brain, makes me feel more energetic, and helps me stay fit and healthy. Even if it’s just a brisk walk at a store or stair-climbing or a quick 5-minute run, I try to do a little something every single day. A little bit is better than nothing at all!

16. Take a Shower — I’m a grouch if I don’t take a shower and shave my legs every. single. day. There, now you know more than you needed to know about me. 🙂

17. Dress in Something I Love — Take a little time to put on an outfit you love, a little jewelry, and a little makeup. It’s amazing the difference this can make in your energy and productivity.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

18. Read Aloud with My Kids — I love, love, love reading aloud to my kids. So I try to read at least a few pages — if not a few chapters — every day with them. It fills me up and they love it, too!

19. Do Something for Someone Else — The less you can think about yourself and the more you can invest in others, the more fulfilled you’ll be. Look for ways to bless others — whether that’s a word of encouragement, a quick text to tell someone you’re thinking about them, sending a card in the mail, or just stopping to listen to someone when you run into them at the store.

20. Take Some Time to Breathe — I try to take a little time each day — even if it’s just a few minutes — to do something that fills up my soul. Whether this is soaking up quiet while driving, meeting a friend for coffee, reading a little bit from a book, or watching a movie with my husband.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

21. Savor Another Cup of Coffee — And yup, this is highly important. I love my afternoon cup of coffee, too. Almost as much, or maybe even more, than my morning cup of coffee.

22. Eat Healthy Food — I try to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies plus good protein every single day. This gives me fuel and helps me feel more energetic.

23. Drink Plenty of Water — Water is one of the best liquids you can give your body. Many of us don’t drink enough on a regular basis, so I try to always have a glass of water or water bottle handy to encourage myself to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

24. Take My Vitamins — I take a few different vitamins every day and can tell a pretty marked difference in how I feel and in my energy levels when I don’t take them.

25. Clean Up the Main Living Areas — We do a quick clean up of our main living areas twice a day — once in the mornings after breakfast and in the evenings after dinner. This helps our home always stay pretty tidy and never get out of control or become too overwhelming.

33 Things I Do Every Day to Make My Day Go Better

26. Do a Load of Laundry — Doing a load of laundry from start to finish every day helps me to stay {mostly} on top of the laundry and never get too far behind. This is a practice I’m still working on, but have made huge strides in over the last few months. Yay!

27. Listen to or Read Something that Makes Me Think — I think it’s important to be stimulating our brains on a daily basis, so I try to read at least a little from a book or listen to part of a podcast.

28. Post on Instagram — I try to post at least one post {almost} every day on Instagram. I love documenting our life this way and it’s a great way for me to also focus on the good and beautiful things in our daily lives.

29. Text a Friend — I love texting — it’s a great way to keep up with people on a regular basis and to share a little of what’s going on in our lives. I have a few friends that I text with at least a few times per week and we often share funny and encouraging things which make me smile.

30. Have at Least One Meaningful Conversation — I’m a huge fan of deep, meaningful conversations and don’t last very long without them. So I make it a point to have at least one every day — whether that’s with my husband, with my kids, with a friend over coffee, or on the phone.

 

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31. Clean Up the Kitchen — A clean kitchen makes me so happy. So I make it a point to go to bed with it clean and then to have it completely cleaned after breakfast, too.

32. Hang Out With My Family — I love spending time with my people so much. I just can’t get enough of them. So we try to spend at least a little time every day just hanging out — talking, laughing, teasing, working together, and/or doing something fun together.

33. Go to Bed at a Decent Hour — This is highly important. Turn off the electronics, wind down early, and go to bed. A good night’s sleep will do wonders for your energy, productivity, stress levels, and overall mood.

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97 Comments

  • Lana says:

    That is a great list and pretty much mine, too! Also on my daily list is playing my piano. It is a great stress reliever for me.

    When our kids were growing up I got up early and never left the bedroom until I had showered, dressed and done hair and makeup. It made such a difference in our day for me to be up and ready for the day when they got up.

  • Beth says:

    I would add “take a picture.” I suspect that when you take a picture of that cup of coffee, that burning candle, that home improvement project, that homeschooling mess, etc. it contributes to your sense of intentionality and purpose!

    Love your list- great ideas!

  • Emily says:

    So many great tips! Yes, getting up even 15 minutes before the kiddos makes the world of difference! And coffee…of course. 🙂

    I need to work on time blocking and getting to bed at a decent hour. I’m looking forward to seeing if after completing your course I will FINALLY be able to get myself in bed at a decent time. I struggle with that big-time!

  • I love this list! There are two things on here that I’d really love to tackle to help invite more positivity into my life – the gratitude journal and a good Bible study!

    Cyrstal, do you just use a plain notebook for your gratitude journal, or is there something that has a devotional already sort of tied in?

  • Wonderful list Crystal! I do many of the things on this list, but I think I may need to start a candle routine:-)

    I’ve made a habit of getting up before my kids and that makes a HUGE impact on my day!

  • Awesome list, Crystal, SO many great ideas and tips. That reminded me that I need to read aloud more with my toddler. I try to do it as much as possible, but once in awhile I need a reminder. And you are right, we need to count our blessings!

  • This is a great list! I need to be more intentional about writing regularly because it fills me up. With working outside the home full time for a short season, it’s one of the things I’ve let go of for now, but I can surely write for 20 minutes a few days a week even if I can’t write for an hour every day!

    I love how simple so many of your ideas on this list are. Thank you for sharing so much encouragement with your readers. Also, your makeoveryourmornings.com site looks absolutely phenomenal! I’m so excited to take the course!

  • Jen says:

    Love this post!!! 🙂

    What kind of candles do you use??

  • Suzanne says:

    Love this list!! My schedule is so frustratingly all over the place right now- I seldom know before first thing in the morning what I’ll be doing that day and I have no way to change that for the time being. Implementing your tips should help keep a little bit of order through this difficult period. Thank you for sharing them!

  • Julie says:

    Do I spy an Erin Condren notebook for your brain dump???

  • deborah says:

    Had to smile when I read about you cleaning out your emails. I do that too!! :o)

  • Cheryl says:

    Crystal, what a wonderful list, as I went over yours, I could see that I have the same type of routine daily (and favorite things I do) and it has brought me and my family such peace. I also see how my children ages 10 and 12 thrive in this in our home. Take the time to have fun, share love, and cherish what is important to you and your family. Having faith and praying each day helps to guide me.

  • Susan H. says:

    Love this list! A lot of this I already do, but I definitely learned a few things that I want to start incorporating into my day. One thing I already do well at is getting up before my toddler. My husband gets up for work at 6am, and while I would LOVE to roll over and go back to sleep every morning I have found that having that hour or so to shower, get dressed, read my Bible, catch up on some e-mails, etc. before my little one wakes up makes for a MUCH better start to my day!

  • I love this list Crystal and do most of these (except drink coffee….) 🙂

    BUT.

    I’d love to hear how couples with older children find time to enjoy alone. Honestly? Kissing for 15 seconds is no way going to happen daily with a 15 year old, 12 year old and 8 year old at home, because someone is *always* awake (and usually following us around), especially in the summertime. Since I get up at 5 there’s no way to stay up past my 15 year old at night, and my husband heads to work as soon as I get home from the gym in the morning (and usually my 8 year old is up by then!)

    I would love to hear how moms with children a little older than yours handle just finding time to hang out as a couple without kids as the kids get older. At the rate we’re going we’ll have kids nearby for the next 10 years (which I’m thankful for!), but in the last year or two we’ve seen that this is almost harder than having toddlers at home.

    We do try to sneak in a walk at least once or twice a week on our own (usually getting up early before church on Sunday mornings). But, I’d love to hear some wise advice from mommas who’s figured this one out! 🙂

    • Julie says:

      Hi Laurie,
      I’m a mom of a 17 year old, 11 year old and 7 year old and sometimes my husband and I struggle to find time alone as well. The biggest thing we do is walk together in the evening. It doesn’t happen every day but we do our best. It’s our time to connect and talk without interruptions. It’s also great exercise and is helping my husband maintain his 80 pound weight loss!

      We also like to leave the kids home and run errands together.

      Every so often my husband is free for lunch and we’ll have a lunch date.

      Knowing that this season of life isn’t forever, I’m trying to embrace it. I’m grateful that the kids (especially the oldest) still hang to hang out with us and spend time together as a family.

      Things are already changing in our house with the oldest about to graduate and leaving for basic training in September.

      I am not an expert, just trying to figure it out like everyone else, but I hope my ideas help!

      Julie

    • Kelly says:

      15 seconds really isn’t that long! Surely, you could duck into the bathroom while your husband finishes getting ready for work or find a few seconds before falling asleep at night. Or, just kiss in front of your kids, they will probably giggle uncontrollably and leave the room anyway 😛

      • Thanks for the tips Kelly and Julie! Yes, 15 seconds isn’t that long (and they do *completely* freak out if they see us smooching!), but I think since we have 7 years between our kids I’ve just realized recently this is going to be a long season – and trying to figure out how to navigate it without completely losing time together for the next 10 years! (What’s hard is most of me would rather hang out with my kids most of the time, but then I remember that one day it’ll be just us so I don’t want to completely lose one another now!)

        Lunches have been great (harder though in the summertime), and because we recently moved we’ve had to make adjustments just because the kids are still figuring out their place in our new area. (Not as many playdates as we used to be able to send them off to!) Definitely love the suggestions – I think I’m just missing the old days when we sent them to bed by 8 and had a few hours to ourselves!

        {And Julie – YAYYYYYY for your husband’s weight loss (that’s awesome!!!) I lost 70 pounds in college and have kept it off for almost 20 years so I totally know how amazing that feels! WOOHOOO!}

      • Rachel says:

        Kiss in front of the kids or at least a 15 second long hug. Or a 10 second hug in the morning and a 5 second hug later… Kids need to see that mom & dad love each other and find time for each other. 🙂 And Kelly is right, they will probably just giggle and walk away anyway.

    • Vanessa says:

      It’s okay for kids to see their parents kissing. I know my older girls will say “ewww” but it also lets them know that Mama and Daddy love each other and enjoy one another. And helps them feel safe in their parents relationship. I wish I’d seen it more with my parents. Kids need to see appropriate affection between their parents.

    • Elissa says:

      There are some great ideas here. We also have 3 teens. Whatever ideas help, remembering to prioritise your relationship and make the most of tbe opportunities you do have is a good place to start.

  • Rachel R says:

    I just love to ur blog and this post sort of sums up why:

    1. You’re open and honest…you give us the pretty and less pretty side of your life
    2. You’re encouraging and inspire me to be a better homemaker, mom, and wife
    3. You have strong convictions and values and yet, don’t criticize those who don’t share the same ones
    4. You are funny! #14 made me crack up!

    Thank you, Crystal!

  • Tu Le says:

    Hi Crystal! I have been a devoted reader of your blog since 2011. You mentioned that you take a few different vitamins a day. I was wondering if you can share the vitamins/supplements you take.

  • Ellen says:

    I spy with my little eye… The Green Ember! Did you discover it on your own or did Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things tip you off? Have you started it yet? I’m reading it on my own and my husband is reading it to our girls. Your kids are the perfect age for it. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  • Melanie says:

    Simple things, but they add up to a great list! Thanks for posting this!

  • Just purchased Make Over Your Mornings – I am so excited! Best of luck with your fundraiser today – I am so thrilled for you!

    • Jill says:

      So did you buy it with the price saying 16.99 instead of $5?

      • Where are you seeing $16.99? It should be $5 everywhere now. Let me know if we missed something somewhere.

        • Jill says:

          I clicked on the Buy Now! button on the makeoveryourmornings website. The new page that opens states $16.99. I keep refreshing but it still states 16.99. I didn’t click Place Order. Am I supposed to keep going and then it will only charge $5?

          • I think you need to clear your cache. Don’t keep going if it says $16.99 as I’m afraid might charge you incorrectly. Also, I just emailed you. Let me know if you can’t get it figured out. So sorry for the issues!

      • Mine came up as $5. I double-checked my receipt. Hope you can get it to work for you!

        • Joy says:

          I’ve been trying to purchase the course since 11:00 p.m. CST, and haven’t been successful. I keep getting error messages when I try to pay by credit card, and the pay by paypal option doesn’t do anything. (Which doesn’t really matter anyway because I don’t have a paypal account.) HELP!

          • Joy says:

            Call me an idiot, I figured out that our security settings were blocking the payment option on the course site. Once I adjusted the settings, I could place my order no problem.
            This is a perfect example of why this course will be so beneficial – it will help unclutter some brain space, so when I’m up late, I should function better than I currently do!

  • The Tidy Mom says:

    Crystal, how can readers donate extra to the Africa fund to help you meet your goal today?

  • What a great list! You have me thinking of all the things I like to do – and want to do – on a daily basis. I would add cuddling with my 15 month old to my list. I’m thankful for everyday blessings. Thanks for making me think, as you always do!

  • Jamie says:

    Crystal, this post was so incredibly helpful to me. Thank you so much. This is just what I needed to hear today. I am going to jot these things down and put them in a place where I can be reminded of great ways to start off my mornings! Blessings!

  • I love this list! Doing life intentionally is so important to me. I keep most of the same goals in my head, but I love seeing them all listed out.

    I’m going through a leadership course based in Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and we were just encouraged to write a purpose statement for our lives. I thought this was a bit of a silly exercise at first, but working through it has really made me take a look at my daily tasks and make sure they line up with I see as my purpose, what really matters to me. It’s pretty transformational.

    Thanks for sharing! I’m off to order your course. 🙂

  • Patty says:

    Love these kind of posts! Thank you.

  • Kelly Cox says:

    Love these ideas. I do lots of them but got a few new ideas to try. Thanks!!! Also, I start your coure today. YAY!

  • Laura says:

    Such a good post with some practical tips! I’ve noticed when I wake up before the rest of the house, have time to drink some coffee (right there with ya, girl!) and read my Bible, my day goes SO much better.

    Having even 15 minutes to myself and to focus on God makes a world of difference.

    I’ve also noticed those days when I’m more intentional with my children, I go to bed feeling much more content and full of joy. Just playing with them for even a small chunk of time makes a huge difference.

    Also, taking a little time to read a book. I’ve started The Fringe Hours and am really enjoying it so far. 🙂

  • Kim says:

    I purchased the course last night for $5 and it was debited from my Paypal but I never received an email so I don’t know how to log in.

    Thank you!

    • You should have gotten it within 15 minutes. I’m so sorry it didn’t come through. Shoot an email through the contact form here and my team will be glad to help you out: http://makeoveryourmornings.com/contact/

      • Kim says:

        I got it! I actually have 4 (four!) spam email boxes and it was caught in one that I didn’t see. Sorry! I’m so excited that I’ve actually gotten up the last two mornings and got busy right away even before I saw what you have to say. Wow, did I feel about 5000% more productive! Can’t wait to take the course!

  • Great list although I am at a different season in life. I may have to do an anti list and link back to you if that’s okay-the only five things I do every day in retirement?

    For those parents of tweens and teens I can only say this: It is good for kids to see natural affection including, dare I say it physical affection from their parents. A real hug, slightly longer kiss, even sitting on a lap are not inappropriate behaviors and will not harm children. While they may SAY “ewww” or “really? In front of us?” it is good for them to learn that real adults express real affection in a variety of ways, including physical.

    As far as other options, locks and teaching kids to respect closed door is a healthy experience, as is making the occasional sibling babysitting job a chore for teenagers for an hour or so. This is the era of cell phones and immediate neighbors, after all.

    • Yda says:

      Love it, I agree with you. Nothing wrong with show affection in front of the kids.
      When my husband hugs me or kisses me in front of my almost 3 years old girl she says: “That’s my mommy!”

    • Oh, I love the anti-list idea!

      And I love all of your other wise words of advice!

  • Amy says:

    Crystal, thank you!!! I hope your launch is a huge success!

  • kariane says:

    This is a fantastic list!

    For me, eating foods that make my body feel good is also a daily thing (my body feels SO much better when I eat healthy, real foods).

    I love how you block schedule, and want to try integrating that into our days.

  • So needed today. I am working on going to bed early, reducing my To Do List and drinking more water. I had a day to turn over and go back to bed, and of course woke up feeling worse. Learning to be grateful that I am able to learn and change habits. Thank you for your lovely list.
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  • Jennifer says:

    Great post! What books do you like to read aloud to your kids? Great idea!

  • Lucy says:

    Such great ideas in this post, thank you! Some of them so simple, yet important; it shows how taking joy in little pleasures is very essential 🙂
    Life inside the Locket

  • Susan says:

    Just love your list! You are such an encouragement to me!! Will use your list as a model for mine. I am a senior so my list will be different, but I will get started. Thanks! I so enjoy reading your posts!!!

  • I found your blog today and was wondering if I would be able to use one of your images in my blog this weekend about a doula client’s half cup of coffee? It is a sweet blog about a mom of triplets who never gets to finish her cup of coffee. I can give you a photo credit and a link back if you would like.

  • Kay says:

    Thank you for sharing “She Reads Truth” studies… I just signed up and looking forward to studying the Bible with sisters… 🙂

  • Amy says:

    I love this list? Could you share what vitamins/supplements you take? Thanks!

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks so much for this list! I need to make one of my own. I am in the throes of finding the balance between work and personal life, and reading about the important things to work towards every day, that add quality to your everyday life, is really helpful!
    Some of these things for me would include:
    – fruit and veggies
    – to-do list
    – lots of sleep
    – D+M’s
    – lots of water
    – clean hair!
    – exercise a couple times a week
    – vitamins (probably more important than I give it credit)

  • Charity says:

    Thank you for such an encouraging post! I’m a mommy of 3 wonderful children who have lots of energy 🙂 I enjoyed reading this list for some ideas to keep in mind. I’ve been looking from tips/advice on what are some good vitamins to take to help boost energy throughout the day along side my multivitamin? Thanks !

  • Mary alice says:

    I just love your posts. My girls are teenagers and 20 something but your topics still apply. I will have a goal this summer to complete most of the 33! Would love to start an organizing blog…you have inspired me :).

  • Donna says:

    Greetings from Australia! I love this post so much. I’ve read it twice already today! It has really inspired me to be more productive with my day. I’m a new reader to your blog and I have to say, I’m a little bit obsessed with it! Even though I know I’ll never be as frugal with money as you are, your posts inspire me to be more productive, thoughtful and giving. Thank you!

  • Stephanie says:

    Love this list!! I used to do many of these things, if not on a daily basis, on a regular basis at least. I’ve gotten away from it though. Need it back. Forget tge coffee though! Lol. One less vice. Thanks for sharing!!

  • i loved this posting. However, my life is the next part of ones life. I just Retired in January 2015 and my husband had emergency surgery in February and has needed daily care since coming home from the hospital for the last hospital visit from complications. But with God’s Mercy and Grace and a lot of prayers he has begun gaining weight and not needing constant care. So to be now on settling into my own daily life is so hard, not being in the daily routine of getting to work and beginning my scheduled duties. Yes I am needing to find my way and make a daily routine now being a Retiree and again a Homemaker. So your List of 33 is a simple list to begin structuring my days now. Thanks for reminding me to take time for me. That has been very hard so far.

  • Amy says:

    Love this inspiring post!!
    Thank you!!

  • Michaele says:

    Just found your blog. Instant fan. Thank you!

  • mindie says:

    I love this post, and I am pretty sure we would be friends out in the real world… You crack me up and I love your insight! Keep it up girl and I’ll keep reading! So glad I stumbled onto your blog today ?

  • Grace Lewa says:

    Quite good advice

  • Tracy says:

    Oh I love the idea of listing them! I hope you don’t mind, I totally am borrowing your idea! Absolutely gave you credit for it too!

  • Amber says:

    Hi, i just wanted to say thanks for this list! Usually lists like this tend to be pretty… specific for a certain level of religiousness that my family isn’t at. I’m not doing bible studies, or planning church events, we’re not the church every Sunday, pray every night, kind of family. So it was nice to find a list that just had simple things that people can do, religious or not, that are still spiritual!

  • Randi says:

    Is the Make Over Your Morning still $5?

  • Thank you for posting this, I appreciate it.

    God bless you.

  • Nice ideas, I follow some of them already.
    Have you got an uplifting music list to share as I am creating one (I call it “positive music” when it makes good things to my moral or “boosting music” to get energy to do the cleaning) .
    Thanks in advance.

  • melissa says:

    Coffee is a must!
    I light candles everyday it all ways puts me in a better mood.

  • Samantha says:

    I love this! You have inspired me in more ways than you know! I have really been struggling lately with my daily productivity. I love all of your points for the day and will strive to add as many of them to my day as I can. I think that they will really help me. I have a 3 -year-old and a 1-year-old and it is so hard to get through the day and try to get everything done with them. I think these points will really help me focus on the most important things.

  • Lindsey says:

    This post is seriously such a huge blessing to me! Thank you so much for putting this together in a way my brain just can’t handle right now!! I am a mother of five, ages 5-13, with one on the way, and I have been really struggling with homemaking recently…not feeling well a lot, and very disorganized as well as overwhelmed. I swear it still looks like we are moving in and we have been in our current home for 13 months now.
    I can’t tell you just how helpful this post has been for me. I have bookmarked this and I plan to look at it daily until I can implement these habits in my own life as much as possible. Thank you! God bless!

  • Jessica says:

    I know I’m a little late to the game, but I just wanted to thank you for a truly amazing and inspirational post. I really appreciate the time you have taken to share this list. Thanks!

  • Deb says:

    I love your suggestions. Everyday i put on a perfume scent i love. i also pick one person and write thank you or what i love about them in a text or short email. i do this everyday.

  • Dana says:

    Can I ask, what vitamins have you found helpful? There are so many on the market and it is so confusing. Thanks,

  • Jess says:

    These are really wonderful and encouraging ideas! Coffee is definitely apart of my morning routine, as well as, listening to music and lighting candles! As a mother of five, ages ranging from 2-8, I’m always looking for ways to make getting through the day a little easier and help me to stay motivated and focused. I’m not so good with organization and I often do get overwhelmed with my daily to-do list. This post is truly inspirational! Thank you!

  • cheryl says:

    this is awesome
    Do you wake up at the same time every day or do you have an alarm?
    every day i set my alarm to ring at 6 am but i just turn it off and wake up at 7:30 when i have to be at work by 8:00 any suggestions to what i can do to be productive

  • LINDSEY says:

    Are we twins? ? this is exactly what I do everyday! I just started reading Money Making Mom so obviously I started doing research on you and your site. I’ll definitely be following!

  • Natalie says:

    Some great tips here- I found this post via Pinterest. I like writing down all the things I’m grateful for. It’s a good reminder that I have more to be grateful for than I first realise! And going to bed at a reasonable hour is vital (but I’ll admit, its almost midnight as I write this!).

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