A morning routine to rule them all

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A morning routine to rule them all


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If you’ve spoken to me in the last week, you know I’ve been on a bit of a time kick.

In other words, I have been OBSESSED with time. How to make more of it, how to spend less of it, where I can cut it and apply it elsewhere. Time is money.

In the words of the wise Jenna Kutcher, “Time is our most valuable non-renewable resource.” We do not get it back. Ever. No way, no how.

So as I approach Color Me Kate’s one year anniversary, I find myself panicking for more.

Panicking about time is not new to me.

I’m a person that is always early, never late. I function very well on a routine schedule and deadlines. Sure, I procrastinate just like the rest of us, but still I am NEVER late or missing due dates.

Those consequences are pretty serious. In fact, let me interrupt this post for a brief story so you’ll understand just how important being on time is to me.

Three times last year, Chayse and I were on the way to see some of our favorite musical artists of all time. (It was a very good year) We saw Il Divo, John Mayer, and THE Paul McCartney.

Side note: If John Mayer is the only name you recognize– I’m not sure how we even get along.

We were running very late to every. Single. Concert.

Spoiler: there were lots of choice words, epic road rage, and WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT AN HOUR AGO’S.

By the time we skid into a parking spot, sprinted to the door, stepped over everyone and their mother’s laps to our seats, I was emotionally drained. Half my joy was stolen all because we didn’t leave time to enjoy ourselves and the moments leading up to the greatest concerts of our lives.

Back to my time obsession–

I’ve been studying the most successful people. I’ve been reading their books, listening to their podcasts, watching their YouTube channels, noting all their do’s and don’ts. I want to be one of THOSE people.

The “how does she do it” folks.

In case you missed it in a previous post, we have 168 hours in a week and we have 72 hours of free time after a 40-hr work week and adequate (8hrs) sleep.


There it is, in plain English. The “extra” time I’ve been desperate for. Right under my nose all along.

It got me thinking, where am I spending all this time? Sure driving, eating, grocery shopping, household chores, and exercise take up time. I calculated a normal day for me. Guess what? I still have 6 hours to spend it how I see fit. Sans responsibilities. SIX whole hours for me.

Every. Single. Day.

Then something else dawned on me. I can’t be the only entrepreneur feeling this pressure. Hell, I can’t be the only PERSON feeling this pressure. Surely, there are others that haven’t crafted their ideal schedule and found how to make time work for them. I can’t be the only one that hits full panic mode and lets the “I should have” anxiety get the best of them.

My solution was this: create a routine that works for me. Weekdays and weekends. No days off.

I noticed the most successful people had morning and evening routines. Obviously, copying what works for those people isn’t going to work for me. It’s not sustainable.

I knew I had to start from scratch.  I took notes.  I created a process.

And I believe that this has and will continue to change my life. And I’m inviting you to do it with me.

Click here to download your copy of my morning routines and time management workbook. I can’t wait to see what you can do!

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  1. Fifa

    June 13th, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Amazing! I definitely feel you girl I’m the same way.. Sometimes I just have no idea where time flies but am working to really try to get the most out of my days! Great article 🙂

  2. Kate Gibson

    June 21st, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you! I hope you found some extra time in your week!

  3. VPofSTYLE

    June 14th, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Wow this was eyeopening! WAHM here and I am always feeling like there are not enough hours in the day! Definitely downloading this to help with the mornings! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Kate Gibson

    June 21st, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I was SHOCKED to find out how much time I’m wasting on I couldn’t even tell you what! How are you liking your routine?

  5. paige

    June 20th, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    loveeee how you made a point to mention 72 hours! somehow seeing that number makes me more inspired to take advantage of every minute 🙂 love this post! xx paige

  6. Kate Gibson

    June 21st, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you Paige! How many hours did you find in your week?

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