I'm a college student so I like to sleep until I have 15 minutes until I have to walk out the door. I quickly change and get ready. I pack my stuff the night before so I can just take off in the morning. Reading all of your morning routines I think I might try an earlier morning routine. It will help me get to bed at night and hopefully get in a routine of working out in the morning.
I get up two hours before I need to get out the door. 30-45 working out, breakfast and packing lunch and planning dinner. Co-ordinating shower times and wake up times for 5 people (think air traffic controller....A3 you are okayed for shower, okayed for shower... I spend about 20 minutes showering and make up-I need more time but can't bear waking up any earlier.
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It takes me about 1hr and 15mins to go from the bed to the car door. I spend about 30 minutes on myself (dressing, make up) and I spend 30 minutes yelling at my teenage son to get up, get ready, walk the dog, etc. I also spend about 15 minutes preparing lunch for me and my boyfriend. I used to work out in the mornings, but now that I'm back in school, I stay up pretty late and so I need that extra hour of sleep in the mornings.
i can be up and showered and gone in 45 min or less. however, i usually like to take it easy and read the paper etc. so i allow myself 1 and a half hours. i also exercise early cause i have found that all my good intentions get lost if i wait til later. good luck
When my kids were really little, I stayed home with them and would get up and walk and then jump back into bed before my husband's alarm went off. I didn't stay there long as I would hop in the shower right after him and had daycare kids show up soon after. Now that they are out of the house, I actaully was just commenting on how much time we take to relax in the morning while we are getting ready. Here's a funny story about wanting to get up in the morning...or not. Each of my kids got their first alarm when they were in kindergarten. It's been their responsibility to get themselves up and going ever since. If they missed the bus, I would take them to school but it cost them $1.00. It only happened once that I remember and it wasn't her fault so no charge. My son, as a senior, decided he didn't want to get up. I went to work anyway. About a week later the school called me to say that he had been tardy a few times and that morning he slept in pushed him over the limit and he would have to serve school on Saturday. I told him the same thing I told my son. "If you would rather go to school on Saturday, then you are more than welcome to sleep in on Wednesday." My son didn't give me much crap, no sympathy from me. I sound tough, but we really have a lot of fun at our house. There are just some things I feel will serve them well as adults and I don't mind teaching them the lessons.
I agree. Mornings are my time. I get up early to exercise, Spark, have my coffee, etc. It usually takes me about 1/2 hour to get myself ready, but from the time I get my son up to the time we're walking out the door, it's about 1 1/4 hours.
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Back in those day I was a big meany. Clothes and school work were set up the night before. For every 5 minutes that he stalled in getting ready, be it not getting up or getting dressed etc., I took 5 minutes off of tv time before bed. By the time he was in high school, he got called once, then greeted with a cup of ice cubes. (The last will work for husbands as well). Not getting up & ready was not a problem. The night before I set out what ever breakfast was in order and had the lunches made. I got up first and had 20 minutes to myself before insanity. What can I say, I'm anal.
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