Happy Friday, lovelies! On today’s post, I’ll be sharing ten morning routine ideas you can add to yours + what do I do every morning. I used to struggle a lot in the mornings (who am I kidding, I still do!). Mornings are hard for me. I don’t like waking up early and I just prefer to stay in bed. So I just try to do fun things that motivate me to start my day happy!
Also, today is the last day of the month. Finally! August was a weird month and I’m happy is over. Many exciting things are happening during September. I’m traveling to the US to see my boyfriend on September 23rd. Then, during the week of the 17th, Chile is celebrating a new year of independence; and let me tell you, we celebrate hard for almost a week (we even start earlier sometimes). Tons of food, tons of drinks, and dancing until we can’t anymore. Definitely, that week is the best one to visit Chile. So many fun things to do!
Another thing happening today is that I sent the planner and habit tracker for September to all my subscribers. So make sure to check that out! If you want yours, you can get the freebies here.I used to struggle a lot in the mornings (who am I kidding, I still do!). I don't like waking up early and I just prefer to stay in bed. So I just try to do fun things that motivate me to start my day happy! Click To Tweet
We all have different mornings, and what you do during them will depend on how much time you have. During my internship, I would try to enjoy the time with my bed as much as I could. So making my bed, meditating and drinking warm water with lemon wasn’t on my top 5 things to do in my morning.
Also… I had such a bad time during it that the last thing in my mind was on how I was spending my mornings. Now that I think about it, I should have put more effort into my morning routine to start my day with a different mindset. It totally changes how I feel during the day!
My Morning Routine
My days start at 8.30 AM with the lovely alarm tone I set on my phone to make sure I will wake up. Side note: I used to use songs I liked as my alarm tone, but then I realized that I ended up hating them like the week after setting them. I decided that I shouldn’t ruin songs for me like that.
After that, I quickly check the notifications on my phone to see what was happening during the night. I don’t take more than five minutes or I would end up spending more time than I should on social media. It’s so easy to lose track of time, especially with Instagram!
The next thing I do is open the Youtube app on my phone and search for my favorite guided meditation video. It’s a 10-minute video, but I just do five. That just feels better for me. I have to add that the video is in Spanish, but I’m sure there are many good options in English too. Or you can download an app if you prefer! I have tried Headspace before, and I loved the app. I stopped using it because it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.
Now it’s time to get up and get that warm water with lemon! After drinking it, I like to organize my to list (you can see how I do that here) and start doing a few easy tasks like replying to emails. This part of my morning changes every day depending on what’s in my planner.
If I don’t work out, I would go directly to the shower and get ready for the day, then I would eat breakfast and walk Coco (my puppy) afterward. But if I do, instead of going to the shower I go for a run or do something else for at least half an hour. I normally go with Coco, he’s a great company and can keep up with me. When I come back home I do the rest. Eat breakfast and get ready for the day.
It’s amazing how this morning routine makes me more productive. It makes the waking up process less hard, I’m happier, and it keeps me motivated during the day. It also helps me so much with a problem that hunts almost every day: procrastination. So it’s a win-win situation.
I have to admit that I’m still not best friend’s with mornings, but now I’m starting to understand why morning people enjoy it so much!
Morning Routine Ideas
After reading about my morning routine you got a few ideas you can add to yours, but I’m also giving you a few more especially because I know we all have different schedules.
All these morning routine ideas have many benefits in the long run so make sure to a few to start your day the best you can. Mornings are important and you should put some effort into them. This is advice from a night owl who is not so fond of mornings.Mornings are important and you should put some effort into them. This is advice from a night owl who is not so fond of mornings. Click To Tweet
At first, I would always forget about meditating and I didn’t really see the benefit of it, but now that I have been doing it for weeks I love it! Mindfulness has become a really important part of my life. It has so many benefits for your health! Body and Brain.
If you aren’t sure if you want to try it or if it’s for you, Positive Psychology Program has this article that mentions all the health benefits you can get from Mindfulness.
2. Start Your Morning With Happy Tunes
This is like the easiest way to start your day happy. Just have your playlist ready to play! This will help you to motivate yourself while you get ready for the day. I always like to listen to songs that make me dance in the morning. It’s an instant mood lifter!
3. Drink Warm Water + Lemon
Warm water + lemon in the morning has many benefits! For example, it helps in quick weight loss as it promotes digestion and increases the metabolic rate. That’s one of the reasons why this is something I can’t forget to do it. Also, make sure to wait 30 minutes before eating your breakfast, this will ensure your body the most energy and nutrients from the food you eat.
4. Make Your Bed
Because… it’s just so nice to have a tidy room! Let the good energies flow around your home. And that my friends, it’s advice directly from my mom that never forgets to remind me the importance of it. You guys know how wise are moms and that we just have to do what they say. Most of the time at least…
5. Organize Your To-Do List For The Day
This is a very important part of my morning. The night before I normally add a bunch of different tasks I want to do during the day. So when I organize my to-do list I add numbers next to my tasks so I know which one I need to do first. Sometimes It’s something I need to finish ASAP, other times is something boring, but most days I just do the fast and easy tasks.
6. Say Affirmations And Visualise
I used to do this at the begging of the year when I had fresh goals, but will definitely try to start again. If you want to see the importance of visualization, read this article by Law of Attraction Guide.
If you love writing, mornings are great for journaling!
7. Walk Your Dog
Of course, just if you have one; but if you don’t, what are you waiting for? Dogs are the best company and great excuse to start being more active. They need the daily exercise just like you do. Even if the walk is a few blocks.
8. Work Out
Some people prefer to do it at night, but honestly, I just prefer to get over it as soon as I can. If you normally put working out last in your to-do list, and the reason behind it is because you don’t want to do it, then it might be a signal to start working out in the morning.
Believe me, if you are like me (lazy and a professional procrastinator), you will feel better if you work out in the morning and cross it out from your to-do list. Avoid feeling guilty for not doing it.
9. Eat A Healthy Breakfast
Yay! My favorite part. I’m not very creative with my breakfast, especially because I don’t want to spend time on making something I will eat so fast. My go-to is milk + cereal. Easy and yummy. But I also love eggs, avocado toast, and fruits + yogurt.
If I feel creative I would look for different recipes on Pinterest. During the summer I love making chia pudding and overnight oats.
10. Get Ready For The Day
So, what do you think? Do you have a morning routine you love or you just improvise during the mornings? Let me know in the comments!