I’m obsessed with watching morning routines on youtube, I find them so calm and inspiring to start the day as the queen of the world. But most affirm that the positive effect comes from waking up at 5 a.m. or doing a breakfast not even 5-stars hotels serve or doing a 30-steps beauty routine. I don’t know about you but for me, that’s too much, although I love watching them do it, I would feel relaxed if I had to do all that first thing in the morning.
So here is a list of things to think about and do before creating your own and personalized morning routine:
The most important thing about this blog post is: choose what makes you happy and the things that you like. Don’t drink pure green tea if you like hot chocolate in the morning or don’t exercise if you don’t feel like it will have a positive impact on the start of your day.
–Wake up early: maybe you don’t like this, but it’s a general factor that has a positive impact on your day. And, you can’t have a morning routine if you wake up at noon. Now, don’t go crazy and start waking up at 5 or 6 am every day. But maybe 8:30-9:30 it’s a good time.
-Drink water: this will boost your energy without even noticing. You’ve been asleep for hours now and your body is dehydrated, so drink a glass (or half glass) of water before anything else. This will also help with digestion.
-Choose between: phone or no phone: some people say it’s bad for you to grab your phone right after you wake up, but again this is about what you like. So maybe you like to look for inspirational mood boards before starting your day. Just choose if you want to do that every day or not. Or you could have a 30 minutes “no-tech window” and read a book. It’s like making some rules, that it’s ok to break but will serve as guidelines. I do have to tell you it’s not good to wake up and go straight to answering text messages or emails.
-Choose your breakfast: do you like cooking fancy breakfast in the morning? go ahead! You like a cup of green tea and nothing else? perfect! What about a latte? Or a fruit bowl? Anything that you choose is valid (keep it on the healthy side though). But if we are making a routing it would be a great idea to make a little schedule if we want to change or breakfast every day. It’s ok if you have the same exact thing every day, this is YOUR routine.
-Breathe in some fresh air: this is so easy to achieve yet so important. Open a window, go outside your terrace or your garden, at least for 10 minutes. It clears your mind, it’s your perfect way to feel that calm that we all seek in the morning and its the best way to start a new day.
-Have “me time”: this could be any activity that goes through your mind. Read a book, paint, meditate, pray, write, call a friend, plan your outfits for the week, love yourself… Anything that makes you feel happy and whole. It’s really important that no one or anything takes this time off you.
-Shower? Once again there’s no good choice/bad choice. You want to shower in the mornings? Good. You want to shower at another time of the day? Also good. What’s important is that you choose if you want to include a shower in your routine.
-Make a simple to-do list: morning routines are all about relaxing and get energy and a clear head to start the day, so it’s a good idea to make a little to-do list of the things that you have to do that day. Don’t over-fill it or it will become your nightmare. Just write 4 or 5 things that you have to do and that’s it.
That’s all you need to create your morning routine. And since you decide you can add things like having second breakfast, exercising, do yoga, answer emails, make a Spotify playlist…
I hope I could help make your morning a little bit better.
Have a nice Wednesday. I will come back with another post on Sunday.