Most people are fascinated by the Amish! And we, the editors of Flower Patch Cottage are too. So we have started a new series (column) called ‘The Amish Journal’, which will delve into the lifestyle of this interesting group. We will be covering various topics that can teach or inspire you. Like money saving hacks, frugal living tips and much more. Tune in every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday for a new article in this series. If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, let us know by emailing us.
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Amish Lifestyle Tips To Create A Better Morning Routine
Maybe you are one of the many people who keep trying to create a morning routine that will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. It is quite normal for most people to regret having to get out of bed in the mornings, because of all the activities they know are waiting on them. However, there are some people who have shaped their morning routines to be something they actually anticipate. Their mornings are organised and they have time to breathe and take on the day. The Amish have a lifestyle that naturally allows this to happen. So today, we are sharing 9 tips from the Amish on how to shape your morning routine into being productive, but not overwhelming.
1.Go to bed early
Going to bed early is one of the main things to start practicing so you will be able to get up early in the mornings. When you get enough rest at nights, you don’t wake up feeling like you are still tired. And most times, you don’t even need an alarm clock. Because your body will be properly rested and will naturally be awaken on time.
2.Tidy Up Before Bed
Try your best to wash your dishes before bed and do necessary tidying up around the house. If you do this, you will be able to focus on the present day without having to clean up yesterday’s mess.
3.Simplify Your Attire
Decide on what you will be wearing from the day before. The Amish don’t have a lot of clothing styles to choose from. So they don’t have to spend time deciding which colour shoes to wear with that polka dot blouse. Simplify your wardrobe as much as possible. That way, you can give less time to making wardrobe decisions.
If possible, prep your breakfast from the night before. It takes time to make your meal. But it can also take up more time trying to decide what you should eat. And if you plan to do something that will be technical, prepping from the evening before is always best.
5.Wake Up Early
Waking up at least 10-15 minutes before time to get out of bed will help you to ease into your morning routine. Your body will get time to transition from your slumber to being awake. And you will actually like getting out of bed, since you do not have to force yourself out with sleep in your eyes.
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