I am all about turning you into a morning person this week! A good morning routine can completely transform your life, so I am here to get you on the right track. If you missed my first post: How to Become a Morning Person, now would be a good time to check it out.
Today we are talking about creating a morning routine you love, so you will WANT to wake up earlier. The perfect morning can set you up for a fantastic day, help you reach your goals and give you a happier and healthier mindset.
No one wakes up 2 hours early to sit on the couch and watch TV. This time is to help you make the most of your day. I am going to share my morning routine, with the hopes that it will inspire you to find one that works for you.
My Morning Routine:
Wake up at 5am: My kids normally wake up between 6:30am and 7am, so this gives me at least an hour and a half to myself.
Workout: Every other day, I start the day with a workout. I hop on my elliptical for 15-20 minutes and follow up with some light weights and abs.
Shower: I always finish with a COLD rinse, which I highly recommend.
Meditate & Reflections: As I’ve mentioned before, I love the Simple Habit app, but there are tons of great mediation apps out there. I also read my daily devotional and/or write out my daily affirmations/goals.
Breakfast & Coffee: I LOVE eating breakfast in silence.
On most days, I am able to get all of the above done. Sometimes the kids wake up early and that’s okay, too. It is important to find a morning routine that works for you! You can customize your routine to work for you, but there are a few things I think all good morning routines entail.
Morning Routine Suggestions
Workout: Working out in the morning can give you benefits that last all day long! Exercising in the morning puts me in a great mood and gives me more energy throughout the day.
Reflection: Meditation, journaling, reading the Bible… whatever it is, taking some time in the morning to reflect and grow is a wonderful way to nurture yourself before your busy day!
Goal Setting: I do this the night before, but the morning is a perfect time to set up your daily to-do list or goals for the week.
Enjoy a Hobby: Use this time to do something you love. Read, paint or take up a totally new hobby! You will feel more fulfilled by taking this time for you.
When you wake up early and have a morning routine that you love, you feel like you get a chunk of “Me Time” every single day! I truly think that most moms today have made it a habit to put themselves last. Once you have a good routine, you will begin to cherish this time for yourself. You will start your day happier and just feel better overall!