Examples for creating a morning routine that works for you

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
One of my favorite skin care systems
Let me know if you wanna know more about it!

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
  • Stretching

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.

  • Meditation
  • Praying
  • Breathing
  • 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
  • Visualize
  • Journaling
  • Reflections
  • Affirmations
  • Goals
  • 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)
  • Reading

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?

7 things I do every week to stay healthy and happy

(Inlägget innehåller reklam genom annonslänk för bokus)

The other day I posted about my morning routine which is a big part of my self care and well being. And like I mentioned in that post, personal development is a big part of my life. Being the best possible version of myself and also feeling as good as possible.

So today I thought I’d go though some more things that I do to work on myself and take care of myself. More so like a weekly routine

1. Skin care. At least one day a week I do a proper skin cleanse, I take good care of my skin on a daily basis. But once a week I go an extra mile. Then I do a deep cleansing mud mask, a super hydrating mask and finishing off with some glowing self tanning gel. You can find all of them right here:
Swedish link
Spanish link
(you can choose one, two or all the products through the link, if you need a link for another country, comment what country)

Mudmaskin’

2. Work out. I try to go to the gym about 2-3 times a week. Now Imma be honest, sometimes it’s just once. But most weeks I find the time to go more than that. Gym is not really my thing, but I decided to sign up for a gym that has a swimming pool, cause that’s more so relaxation for me than working out, and it’s great when you’re pregnant. So that going to the gym becomes a part of my self care and relaxation too.

3. Read. I would love to put this on my daily habits, and I’m working on it. But reading a few times a week is still better than not reading at all. I make sure to always keep one book for personal development and one fiction book for pleasure going. Books for personal development I love for example

If you live in Sweden I recommend my favorite place to buy books Bokus

4. Get out. This one is of course easier when the weather is better. We always try to take the dogs for a longer walk to the beach, to a park or for a easy hike. Usually without looking at my phone and just enjoying the fresh air and the company of my favorite people and my pups.

Our little family for a little hike on Montjuic, visiting the cactus garden

5. Have a to-do-day. I always make sure that I have one day a week, usually on the weekend, where I check off all those annoying to-do’s that just stay on your to-do-list day after day. Some admin stuff, cleaning stuff, laundry or what ever it may be.

6. Take a bath. Now this one is not for everyone. And I actually didn’t like baths before, too stressed out to relax. Now, I love them! But I have also learned to relax more. I take a bath almost every week, and I make sure I have time to really relax so that I can take my time.

7. Braindump. As I have mentioned before journaling is something that I love doing and I’m also one of those people who believe that journaling is for everyone. So once a week I do a real braindump, which means that I write down everything that is on my mind. All the annoying to-do’s that’s in my head, all the things that haven’t really gone well and all the things that have. Just to kind of empty my head and reflect on the week. There’s always something to learn, to take with you and to leave behind.

What are your best tips on a weekly routine?
What are you favorite things to do to keep a positive mind during the week?
Best book tips for personal development?