My Morning Routine
Hey you guys! So I couple days I ago I was going through my DM’s and realized that the most requested post is of my morning routine! I love this because the morning is my most favorite time of the day. The day is full of possibilities, you’re (hopefully) well rested and you can collect yourself and get organized for the day ahead and days to come.
Now, disclaimer is that my mornings vary daily. Previously I worked at a local coffee shop owned by some sweet friends of mine a couple days a week, I’d take the opening shift which means I left my house by about 5:15 AM. Yea… I know.
But now my husband and I get to work together at a church here in houston! (We get to carpool and kiss at the red lights! hehe.) I have a lot more time in the morning now to collect my thoughts and get through my routine! I hope you guys are inspired to hit the snooze button a few times less than normal, and use some of my steps in the morning to propel you into an incredible day!
I try to wake up everyday between 7:00 – 8:00 AM. This will really depend on the kind of night you had before… you guys: SLEEP IS SO GOOD! Even if it means missing out on something cool, you have to put your body first sometimes no matter what age you are.
Once I’m up the first thing I do is open the blinds on the window in our bedroom. Light is the principal control of our day-night cycle, influencing everything from body temperature to metabolism to sleep.
Next thing I do is stretch and meditate and pray! Stretching everyday could be the key to some of your energy problems throughout the whole day! And meditation for me is just 5-10 minutes of sitting quietly, reflecting on God’s goodness and opening a space of quiet for Him to whisper and just speak.
The next thing I do is make my bed. This is an incredible habit to have, because it’s a reminder that it’s time to get to work and not lounge time! On the weekend the bed stays unmade all weekend. But during the week I have to be sure to remember to get going.(because I’m a lazy koala bear that would happily stay in bed all day watching hulu)
Once the bed is made I patter to the kitchen to warm up water for my morning warm water with fresh lemon juice. This habit totally changed my life years ago! Hot water with lemon has insanely good benefits! It helps you detox everyday, it wakes up your digestive track, it soothes an upset tummy and supports weight management and energy levels. I drink it every morning before anything else!
While I have my lemon water I’ll have my quiet time with a devotional, a book I’m reading that week or if I have a lot of time I’ll youtube a message from alex seeley or steven furtick to watch while I do my makeup.
After my quiet time I moisturize, try to curl my hair (I never end up having time!) and throw on some makeup. After I’m out of my pjs it really helps me focus on the work I have for that day.
I’ll sit down, look at my schedule, write a to-do list and get strategic about what I can realistically get done that day. If I have extra time I’ll flip through a cookbook and figure out what to make for supper and write my market list. (This is my most favorite time of the morning!)
Another incredible thing you can do in the morning is speak affirmations over yourself, your life and your day. It sounds SO cheesy but I promise it’s good! It can be as simple as “I am happy and content in my heart today…” or “I am filled with gratitude and kindness for another day on this earth…” when I would feel sick and have low energy I would declare “I am feeling healthy and strong today!” Whatever you need, declare it!
Honestly you guys, taking time for yourself and working hard at creating habits that help you and sustain you will carry you through your whole life. Sleeping in until the last minute before you leave may get you an hour or two extra of sleep, but when you give yourself time to unwind into the morning, start your with fresh eyes and perspective, and bask in the quiet light of love and rest it can change everything.
I hope those of you who asked for this post enjoyed it!
All my love x