Why It’s Important To Have An Evening Routine

 

Now let’s just be honest with each other. Trying to have a successful start to your day will not be possible if you don’t prepare yourself the night before. Instead, your morning will be hectic because you will be scrambling around the house to get stuff done. Whether it be cleaning, preparing lunches, getting clothes ready for the day, or whatever. None of that stuff makes for a smooth morning. At least not for me. For me, preparation is key because I’m not trying to cut into my alone time, my working time, or my time with God to clean or do anything else lol.

Truth moment: After writing My Morning Routine blog post, the next two mornings were extremely rocky for me. Why is that? I don’t know! Those days just didn’t go as planned! But they helped me put my morning and evening routines to the test as to why they are so important. One morning, I woke up and came downstairs and my mood actually changed. There were shoes in the foyer that hadn’t made their way to their owner’s bedroom closets, there were jackets at my dining room table, I found a couple of toys where they shouldn’t be, and the floor needed to be swept. Thank God the kitchen was cleaned! I probably would have lost my mind if it hadn’t been.

Imagine waking up and seeing this! Immediate attitude lol.

The second morning, I OVERSLEPT! Which threw my morning off too! The house was clean that morning but I sacrificed most of my alone time and I felt rushed. Rushed through my devotions, my blogging time, and my alone coffee time. Once again, it totally changed my attitude for the day. I wasn’t upset but I didn’t have the time I needed to get myself together before focusing on my children. I don’t want that happening again so I need to prepare the night before in order to keep my sanity lol.

Having an evening routine helps with both self-discipline and your mood. You start looking at your day in a positive way. Not just for you, but for your children as well. For instance, every Sunday and Wednesday night my oldest son, Xavier, knows that the garbage needs to go to the curb for pickup. So he gets it done faithfully because he knows that if he doesn’t remember, his dad will wake him up at 6 am to get it done. Who wants that?! Well, if he does it the night before then it won’t be a worry for the next day. Do you see how that can instantly change someone’s mood?

Make sure you are creating an evening routine that works best for both you and your children so that their mornings run just as smoothly as yours does. Do you have an evening routine? I would love to hear about why or why not in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

Until next time….. Lady Ki

 

8 Comments

  • Reply Cassie |White Sands and Cool Breezes October 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I don’t know if I’d say I have an evening routine but I have started putting my workout gear next to my bed so it’s easy to put on and I can’t forget 🙂 It really does make for a better morning/ day!

    • Reply Nakia October 25, 2017 at 1:16 am

      Haha! It’s so funny that you say that! I keep clothes right next to my bed too lol. Mostly because it is starting to get chilly outside. I tend to not want to get out of the bed when it’s cold.

  • Reply Angel October 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    You are so right!! I am terrible at night but the days I have made time to make lunches, pick clothes, etc. have made for much smoother mornings with the kids.

    • Reply Nakia October 25, 2017 at 1:29 am

      Thank you! Don’t you love it when you have smooth mornings?

  • Reply Michelle Ross October 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    This is something I am so guilty off. I need to be more prepared at night time so I can enjoy my mornings. I am usually rushing out the door to get my son to school with a massive list of things that need done ? This is a great post, and made me really think about preparing an evening routine 🙂

    • Reply Nakia October 25, 2017 at 1:22 am

      Thank you so much! Mornings could be really hectic and I think we could all use some time to get ourselves together as parents before we have to adult lol.

  • Reply Pamela October 24, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I absolutely agree, we need solid routines if we moms want to ever get through the day and call it done. For most it’s the first cup of coffee, but for me it’s sleep. If I get woke up before the alarm, I’m really cranky and no matter what I need to do that do I’ll still be working on it at bed time.

    • Reply Nakia October 25, 2017 at 1:25 am

      Oh no! Are you waking up often before your alarm?! I hope not. I still have really little ones so my alarm is pretty much internal.

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