How was your morning?

Creating a Morning Routine

So how was it? How did the start of your day go? 

Did you get to wake up at the time you wanted, or were you awoken by babies/ toddlers/ children/ pets? (Delete as appropriate!)

I used to believe that I was not a 'morning person', that the day would not start for me until I had had a cup of tea. I'd wake up after hitting the snooze button a zillion times, rushed, panicked and a bit frazzled. I would tell myself that I deserved the 'lie-in' the extra 8 minutes my alarm clock gave me because I had been up half the night with children or animals for various reasons.

However, I began to notice that I was resentful of going to bed at night at a reasonable hour, no matter how tired I was. After all, between work, children, school runs dinner, a house to tidy and clean (sort of!), I'd not had a single moment for myself. 

And then I felt annoyed that our mornings had been stressful - clothes not put on when I asked/screeched, proper breakfast not consumed, children with various stages of hair being brushed, homework suddenly discovered to be due in. I was sick of living in this Groundhog Day. Something had to change.

I stumbled across a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod that transformed much of my life! I began getting up earlier than I had ever done (except for the times we had to get to the airport for a once in a blue moon holiday!), and found time to try meditation, journalling and chiefly thinking about what I wanted out of my life, beyond being a Mum. 

That's why this month in Inspiring Mummy Club, we've created an Inspiration Pack that challenges the belief that you're not a morning person, and evaluates what the impact that belief is having on your life. You can find out more about it at

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Anna Parker-Naples is the Founder of the award-winning Inspiring Mummy Club. Anna's passionate about inspiring and motivating people to create their lives the way they want them. Qualified Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Master NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Meditation teacher & Mindfulness Practitioner, Award-winning actress & Hollywood multi-award nominee. She hosts the popular Inspiring Mummy Club Podcast too. Oh, and Mummy to three children, aged 13, 10 & 8!

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