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How to Start Your Morning Like the Proverbs 31 Woman

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Mornings are so important. How your morning goes really sets the tone for the rest of the day!! As a homemaker, it’s important to start your morning off right. Today I’m talking about how to start your morning like the Proverbs 31 woman. It could be life-changing!

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How do you start your morning? Is it pleasant and peaceful? Trying to prepare your day to be one that is like Christ is no easy task, and it can be hard to even know where to start.

Turning to the Bible is a wonderful way to solve the problems we often face with a rough morning. In fact, Proverbs 31 gives us an outline on how you can start your morning in a way that is useful and pleasant for your entire family. 

How to Start Your Morning Like the Proverbs 31 Woman

I went through the passage of Proverbs 31 and want to share how you can start your morning in the best way possible.

Rise Earlier than Everyone Else

“She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” Proverbs 31:15

Waking before everyone can feel impossible at times- I completely get it. Whether you have a house full of little ones or your kids are out of the house, the Bible encourages us to rise earlier than everyone else in your home. 

I’ve found the best way to help you rise early is to have a plan set out already. If you choose to spend time with the Lord, for example, have a gameplan set out the night before. Set out your Bible, prayer journal, and set the coffee pot for an automatic brew. 

Setting a plan in place for your morning will help you start your morning earlier than everyone else. You will rise with a purpose instead of wondering what to do with those early morning hours.

related: How to Wake Up Without Waking the Kids

Set Aside Time For a Morning Devotion and Prayer Time

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

As mentioned earlier, making time for you and the Lord is one of the best ways to start your morning- just as Proverbs 31 directs us to. Luckily, there is no right or wrong way to do this- just start. 

Even better news? This doesn’t need to take hours upon hours. In fact, there are also plenty of morning devotions for moms on the market. Choose one that can enrich your life and guide you closer to Him. 

Trust me, spending time with your Heavenly Father is never wasted.  

Have a Cheerful Disposition

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26

When I was growing up, my mom always woke us up with a sweet good morning song and a cheerful attitude. She’s still my example all these years later. My own kids have expressed their appreciation for starting the day with a cheerful word. My mom is a Proverbs 31 woman for sure.

Starting the day with a cheerful attitude and smiling at your family definitely makes a huge difference!!

A few weeks ago my daughter texted me this video on Tik Tok that featured a retelling of a mom yelling at her daughter every morning to wake her up. And she said she didn’t realize it at the time but she was lucky.

Put in the effort if you tend to wake up feeling grumpy. Your kids and husband will appreciate your cheerful demeanor. You have so much power to start the day right for your family!!

Focus on Your Husband’s Needs

“The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.” Proverbs 31:11

Enriching your husband’s life is one of the most fulfilling ways to start your morning like the Proverbs 31 woman. Something as simple as pouring him a cup of coffee, packing his lunch, or intentionally speaking kind words to him before he begins work can make a tremendous impact on him. 

As silly as it may sound, putting your efforts into improving your spouse’s morning will more than often improve your own morning. He’ll have a better day – and your marriage will reap the benefits of a good morning too.

related: Q & A: My Husband is Grumpy in the Mornings

Workout: Get Your Body Moving

“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.” Proverbs 31:17

Ah yes, one of the oldest recommendations on the planet- wake up early and workout. While it may not seem like a top priority for you, having a strong body able to fulfill your tasks is asked of a Proverbs 31 woman. That means that we need to get moving and stay healthy. 

One of my favorite tips to wake up early and workout? Set out your outfit the night before, including socks and shoes. That way, you can wake up, change, and head on that run or a workout class without any distractions. 

related: A Simple Morning Workout

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

“She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” Proverbs 31:15

Eating a healthy breakfast is such an important part of the morning routine! I’ve always believed breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I always eat breakfast and always make sure my kids eat something before we start the day.

Some of my favorite ideas for a healthy breakfast:

Meal Prep for the Day

“She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” Proverbs 31:15

Preparing your meals at the start of your morning is one of the best ways to make your entire day go smoothly. Are you one of the millions of busy moms that meal plan each week? Take a look at your meals for the day, do you have everything that you need or will you need to head to the market? Do you need anything to defrost throughout the day? 

Checking on these things before the hustle and bustle of the day can help the entire day run smoothly for you and your family. 

Get Started with Your Household Chores

“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27

Whether you work outside the home or stay home full time, getting started on your household chores first thing in the morning will make a huge difference in how your day goes as well as how smoothly your home functions.

If you work quickly, these tasks do not take very long. And if you are doing these tasks consistently, they take even less time. These are the tasks I suggest and recommend.

The Daily Tasks

  • make beds
  • tidy kitchen
  • load of laundry
  • sweep / vacuum floors
  • Bathrooms
  • 10 minute declutter
  • take out trash

The Weekly Tasks

  • monday: bathrooms
  • tuesday: floors
  • wednesday: meal planning and grocery shopping
  • thursday: sheets and towels
  • dusting and sabbath prep

Remember that the Proverbs 31 woman works with willing hands. When you do your chores consistently and with a cheerful mindset, your homemaking will be more enjoyable and your home will stay neat and tidy most of the time.

In Summary to Starting your Morning Like a Proverbs 31 Woman

Proverbs 31 is a well-known chapter for its direction to help guide women through their daily life. No matter what area of your life you are hoping to work on, this Bible passage can give you some incredible advice. Even something as simple as starting your morning can be improved upon with these powerful verses. 

I love starting my morning like the Proverbs 31 woman! But tell me- what did I miss? Any other tips that you have to share? Comment below and let me know!

Action Steps to Take Today

  1. Spend some time in prayer and ask God to show you how you can improve your mornings.
  2. Set your alarm for a little earlier than you’re used to waking up if you aren’t already in the habit of waking up early.
  3. Make a commitment to start your day with Jesus – even if it’s just a simple prayer before you even get out of bed.
  4. Make a plan for your time in the morning – what will your routine look like?
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