Do you struggle with the getting ready part of your morning routine? That has always been the most difficult part for me, as someone who is not a morning person.
Even if I could get up on time, actually getting ready when I needed to was still a challenge.
Today, I want to offer morning inspiration, encouragement & simple morning routine ideas for the what should I wear portion of your morning.
What to Wear? 280 Ideas, Free...
Earlier this month, Ultimate Bundles offered a homemaking bundle that included an outfit guide, a capsule wardrobe mini course and a bonus webinar+workbook on making the most of your morning routine. I bought the bundle & loved it, and yesterday, got a chance to attend the webinar, which is what I want to share about today.
Before I do, though, I want to mention that even if you missed out on the bundle, you can get access to a great free resource from Corina, and I don't think you should miss it. It's an outfit guide for stay-at-home moms offering 280 outfit ideas!
To get immediate access to the free year-round outfit guide, plus a free printable capsule wardrobe plan and checklist, go to bit.ly/mom-capsule.
Since figuring out what to wear can be a time-consuming part of any morning routine, these ideas could save time, energy and stress. They already have, for me.
Plus, I got some variation ideas I would never have thought of, without seeing the pictures in the outfit guide and realizing I had those outfits, I just hadn't put them together in quite that way!
Simplifying Your Morning Routine
I also want to share some of the encouragement we received during the webinar. Here are several things I wanted to share today...
(1) Sometimes, as moms, we feel overwhelmed by the belief that we need to do it all, every morning, and get it all done well.
But Corina shared that when you have young children or are a busy stay-at-home mom, sometimes it's okay to let some things go. To choose what matters most and be okay with not checking every item off of your to-do list.
Sound familiar? It's exactly what I say here at Meet Jeanine.
Slow living means letting go of trying to do the impossible. And thank goodness, since trying to do everything often feels like being trapped on the hamster wheel.
(2) You want to put together an attractive wardrobe, and feel your best when you get ready each day, but sometimes, it can be a hassle just to get dressed, as busy as mornings can be.
Corina emphasized that using her free outfit guide, 280 outfit ideas doesn't mean you have to try to wear as many different outfits as you can. You may look at lots of different possibilities, and after experimenting, land on just a few that make you look & feel terrific.
Could you try to juggle a couple hundred or more outfit ideas that all work? Sure, but why bother, if this is the busy season of your mom life?
Just find a few that you love.
I love that encouragement, because that is about all I have energy for, anyway. And I have a very small capsule wardrobe (10-15 pieces, depending on the season), so just having a few new ideas was golden for me.
(3) Though I won't share all the specifics of her morning routine tips during the webinar, I wanted to make sure to share the overall message...
There's a lot of helpful ideas about what needs to be a part of any good morning routine, but the most important plan is to identify what will work for you, create your own personalized plan for a simple morning routine, and then, let go of all of the rest of it.
And keep the two tips in the video in mind each morning.
Do you have a morning routine that works for you? And if your morning routine needs tweaking, what do you find most challenging about it?
See you next time!