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My Current Morning Routine

I’m such a firm believer in the power of a morning routine! In this week’s episode, Jesse and I talk about our morning routines and why a morning routine can make such an impact on your life. 

Missed previous episodes of The Crystal Paine show? You can listen to them here.

(When you listen to the episode, this photo will have more meaning!)

The Power of a Morning Routine

We’re in the middle of getting back to the swing of things around here now that school has started back. One of the things that has made such a difference for us in jumping back in to getting everyone out the door early in the mornings is the fact that we had a great morning routine throughout the summer.

In this episode, we talk in-depth about our morning routines, what they look like, and why they work so well for us. Whether you love or loathe the idea of morning routines, I think this episode will inspire and encourage you! By the way, need some encouragement and accountability, to create a routine of your own? Check out my 5-Days to a Better Morning Challenge!

We also share details of something exciting Jesse got to do recently, our trip to Table Rock Lake, Jesse’s surprising discovery (I can’t WAIT for you to hear this one!), books we’ve recently finished, and the mascara I accidentally fell in love with.

In This Episode: 

[02:02] Jesse got to see Jocko Willink at a conference!

[06:27] Hear what’s saving our lives and why Jesse is eating crow… (hint: it involves audio)

[09:34] Want to know what we’re reading/listening to? 

[13:16] Learn why having a morning routine leads to success… not a lack of sleep!

[15:07] I share my current morning routine (yes, you can laugh because it’s fairly unconventional!)

[19:02] It’s Jesse’s turn! Hear about his morning routine.

[20:55] A morning routine impacts my life for the better because it:

  1. Helps me to consistently stick to important habits.
  2. Provides a solid foundation for my day.
  3. Sets me up for success.

[24:16] What works for me won’t necessarily work for you, but I hope this episode inspires you to be intentional with your mornings.

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  • Quinn says:

    I wanted to drop a quick note here to let you know Crystal that I appreciate and am thankful how you value your listeners time. I listened to your message on Morning routine while waiting in the pickup line at my daughters school. Because you told me I could start at 13:16 for the main message of the podcast I was able to listen to the whole thing in one sitting! Thank you for detailed time layout as well as keeping the main message short! And even the whole podcast short.

  • Scotti says:

    I love hearing about your routines. I was able to sit down to map out what our new fall routine will look like. Can you possibly share what your morning routines look like for the kids in this season? I am desperate to foster some independence and responsibility to share the workload of daily life!

    • They are very independent and each are in charge of their own routine — from setting their own wake up time, getting ready for the day, eating breakfast, having their lunch made, and having all of their school/backpack/homework together. I don’t set routines for them any more as they handle all of this on their own, but if they are feeling overwhelmed or have a lot on their plate homework-wise + activity-wise, we’ll sometimes make an evening game plan and morning game plan to make sure they can get it all done. But by and large, they set their own alarms and get everything done themselves and are ready to go by 7:15-7:20 a.m.

      One thing we’ve worked hard to do is to foster independence in our kids. We’re still working on that in all areas, but I want them to be able to have good time management skills, have a social life, pick up after themselves, pitch in, know how to do their own laundry/cooking/cleaning, etc. so that when they leave home, it’s not overwhelming to them. Like I said, we’re still working on it, but we’ve definitely made huge strides in the last few years!

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