We’re chatting today with Lindsey Ressler, also known as the Wife with a Budget, about her morning routine. Lindsey is a work from home blogger and content creator at @lindseyressler.
What time do you usually wake up?
My first alarm goes off at 6:45am and I am usually up between 7:15 am-7:30 am.
Walk us through your morning! We want the full timeline; step by step.
I wake up, let my dogs out and turn on the Keurig. I then put my contacts in, let the dogs back in and feed them and come back to my room to do my 5 minute journal, Daily Devotional and prayer. I make my bed and start my coffee. While my coffee is brewing, I do my morning skincare. Once my coffee is done, I will usually sit on the couch and catch up on any DM’s or comments from the day before, then make my way to my office to get ready for the day.
Do you make time for breakfast? Whatcha eating?
I practice intermittent fasting so I usually do not have my first meal until 12 pm-1 pm. My mornings consist of coffee and water.
What are three things you must do or discipline yourself to do every morning?
My top 3 are my 5 minute journal, daily devotional and prayer.
Share 1-3 things you must throw in your bag before leaving and why.
I don’t leave the house too often during the week unless I have appointments but I always have my phone, wallet/keys, and sunglasses.
What’s a habit you want to remove from your morning routine?
I have been trying really hard to not check social media until I have been awake for almost an hour. Sometimes I do it, sometimes I don’t.
What’s a product or hack that has improved your routine?
Keeping my self accountable to do do my journal, devotional and make my bed have really helped me feel a little more accomplished in the morning.
You’ve got a chaotic day ahead of you! What’s helping you manage your time?
I have about 10 different reminders on my phone to help me make sure I am doing what I need to on social. A reminder to engage, post, link things to LTK [Like To Know], etc.
Your current favorite pre-zoom song?
I really love “Promises” by Maverick City!
What’s your favorite thing about the morning time?
Our house let’s in an lot of natural light, so it is pretty tranquil in the mornings with the sun coming up and shining through the windows.