Morning Routines for Teens

Hey This week we are talking about creating the self-care habit of a good morning routine.

WHY A MORNING ROUTINE?

To me a morning routine means you have your head and heart in the right place as you start your day.

Now hear me, I am an adult and I *JUST* started doing any kind of a morning routine a little over a month ago- besides blindly making coffee. ;)  I was totally inspired by Rachel Hollis and the journal she has created, Jay Papasan and Gary Keller's book The ONE Thing and a little bit of summer camp. :)

Because this is already showing a change in my heart and day, we has our teens do it as well. (It gets done some of the times 😜) 

START HERE

We have created this worksheet to help. There are 4 sections:

  • Goals they are working towards
  • Scripture and/or thought of the day
  • 5 things they are thankful for today
  • 2-3 things they want to accomplish today

In Chronicles 29:19, King David asks the LORD to give his son, Solomon, "an uncluttered and focused heart so that he can obey what you command, live by your directions and counsel..." (MSG version)

UNCLUTTERED AND FOCUSED HEART

That is key why we want to encourage this practice, we want those same things for our children as well!  That uncluttered and focused heart is easier to find in the morning when you first point it towards the LORD and what He is wanting you to accomplish.

Before you start this routine,  chat with your teen and help them formulate some goals they want to be working towards. :)

Then after breakfast, have them work through this worksheet  every day or as often as you see fit.  For me, I am doing it every weekday and LOVING it.

You've got this! :)

OTHER IDEAS

Other things I have heard that work great for morning routines are: Yoga, going on a walk, and doing a Bible Study.  

On the journey with you,

-melissa :)

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