So for me a morning routine is very important. I feel a huge difference when I have done my morning routine and when I have not. It’s setting a tone for the rest of the day.
I have had a few different routines, and there are so many different versions. What’s important is to create a routine that works for you and that doesn’t feel like a chore but feels like something that makes you feel good.
I like to start off with something clean. To wake me up and make me feel fresh
- A proper skincare routine
- Wash your face with cold water
- A shower
Then I like to do a quick stretch session, I have tired to do the full on yoga session or a long walk, but the morning is just not the right time for that for me. I do think it’s important to do some sort of movement.
- Take a walk
- Go to the gym
- Go for a run
- Do some exercises at home
- A full on yoga session
I try to start my day in silence in general, no music, or podcasts, or tv, just silence. It makes me feel calm. I have listened to music and podcasts and motivational videos but for me the silence is what I need. Get some space in your mind, calm those rushing thoughts. Give yourself a break.
- Calming music
Writing. Journaling. Now this is my favorite one. I could not be without it. For me journaling is like organizing my thoughts and mind. I have an amazing planner that I fill out every morning and night, but also just a notebook where I write freely. I make sure to write down what is happening in my head, gratitude and visualization.
- Gratitude list
- To do’s for the day
- Morning motivation video (example here)
Other things that I think are important for my mornings are
- Get up on time, no stress
- Have a good breakfast
- Enjoy my cup of coffee
- Cuddle with my pups
- Get dressed and ready
- Air out the bedroom (especially important when one is allergic like me)
I wish I could make the bed in the morning, but I need to air out properly for some time before I can do that. The last point on the list here is not really true for me yet. I really want to incorporate reading into my morning routine, but I’m not quite there with the time I have.
What are your best tips on how to create a good morning routine?
What are the routines that are the most important to you?
Do you believe that starting your day in a good way changes the rest of your day?