Establishing a morning routine HAS BEEN LIFE-CHANGING!
I am much more productive, I am happier and I feel less stressed.
Believe it or not…I ACTUALLY want to wake up in the morning and look forward to my day.
Having a morning routine also is a great way to add self-care into my day.
I technically have two routines: one for heading into work and one for the weekend.
Below I have shared both morning routines.
If you want to learn more about WHY and HOW to create a morning routine, check out my post that provides step by step instructions and tips on how to create a healthy morning routine.
My Workday Morning Routine
6:15 – 6:25 – AM Wake Up
I set my alarm at 5-minute intervals just to make sure I don’t sleep through one of them. I also try to not hit snooze.
6:25 – Check on Cats Water/Food
I always make sure the cats have food and water as soon as I get out of bed.
6:30 – Drink Water, Brush Teeth, & Take Supplements
I drink 8 – 16 ounces of water EVERY morning.
This has been really helpful with waking me up as being dehydrated can make you feel groggy and tired.
Instead of reaching for coffee I HIGHLY recommend drinking water first.
Next, I take my probiotic, D-Mannose and allergy medication.
Recently, I added Dram CBD drops into my routine. I take a dropper full and place it under my tongue and then drink water to wash it down.
Then I brush my teeth and pull my hair back.
6:35 – 10 Minute Yoga
If I wake up early enough I try to get 10 minutes of yoga in.
This has been the hardest part of my routine and it’s still a work in progress.
I use the yoga app on my phone because they have a super simple 10 minute morning yoga sequence.
6:45 – Shower
After yoga, I hop in the shower so I can get ready to head into work.
Shower time is also where I go over what I need to get done that day in my head.
It’s my time to give myself a pep talk to get me in a positive mindset for the day.
7:05 – Skincare
After the shower, I follow up with my skincare routine which consists of the following:
- Eye Cream
- Body Lotion
I keep my skincare routine very simple.
I also don’t wear makeup so this helps save me time in the morning
7:10 – Hair
I am VERY low maintenance so doing my hair comes down to throwing some product in and that’s it.
No blow-drying, straightening or styling.
7:15 – Get Dressed
At this point, I start getting dressed.
I use the Cladwell closet app that takes all of your clothing items and pairs them together to style outfits for you.
I try to plan ahead and do this the night before on the app.
Planning out my outfits for the day had been the MOST significant time-saver in my morning routine.
7:25 – Grab My Stuff and Walk to the Trolley
After getting dressed I grab my lunch, jacket, and bag.
I say goodbye to my cats and head out the door to walk to the trolley to head into work.
My Weekend Morning Routine
During the weekend I like to take my time in the morning and enjoy myself. My boyfriend works most Saturdays so these are the mornings I really savor “me” time and practice self-care.
6:30 – 7:00 – Wake Up
Since it’s Saturday I am not too strict with waking up.
I try to wake up around 6:30 to keep my routine consistent with the rest of the week but sometimes I need the extra sleep.
Hang Out with Cats & Read
Some mornings I really just enjoy laying in bed cuddling with my cats and reading. Or I will watch something on YouTube.
8:00 – Water, Supplements & Cats
Like my workday routines, I check on the cat’s food and water and then take my supplements and drink water.
8:10 – Coffee, Breakfast & Planner/Goals
When I’m at home, my favorite breakfast is Kodiak Cakes protein pancakes. They are so delicious! I make these and coffee.
Then I will sit down for breakfast and get out my planner.
I write down everything that I need to get done over the weekend and what I want to do for fun.
Sometimes I will check on my finance or goal planner to update my progress.
9:00 – Yoga
After breakfast, I do a 20 – 30-minute yoga session.
I really enjoy doing this after breakfast because I am more awake and can focus on my practice.
9:30 – Shower – Get Ready
Once yoga is completed I brush my teeth and get in the shower.
Afterward, I finish with skincare and hair just like my workdays.
Then I will get dressed.
10:30 – Start My Day
At this point, my morning is over and I will start doing whatever I planned out that day.
Hopefully, this has inspired you to create your own morning routine and helped to give you ideas on how to curate your mornings to include self-care and productivity!
Let me know in the comments below what your morning routine is!
Till next time,