Ah self-care. It’s all the rage and for good reason. We SHOULD focus on taking care of ourselves. After all, how can we take care of others if we don’t take care of ourselves? So I am sharing 6 step to a self-care morning with you guys because starting your day taking care of yourself will ensure that you can take care of everyone else.
6 Steps To A Self-Care Morning
Step 1: Get dressed. It doesn’t need to be full hair and makeup, but brushing your teeth, washing your face, putting clothes on, and not laying in your PJs all day is so helpful to your mental state. I feel more depressed when I’m in PJs all day long. So even if I take a shower and put on joggers and a t-shirt I feel better.
Step 2: Meditate. This is new for me this year. I really made it a huge goal of mine this year to start meditating. Once I started, I noticed a difference in the days I did and the days I did not. I felt more calm and less anxious, so I think it’s a great thing to add to a self-care centered morning.
Step 3: Eat A Good Breakfast. One thing you need to do when you take care of yourself is eat well. You’ve heard “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” your entire life, right? I am a breakfast lover so this is NOT something that’s hard for me mostly because I don’t like to be “hangry”. Just make sure you eat a great breakfast. It starts your day on the right track. I personally LOVE oatmeal and I usually enjoy it with my coffee at the kitchen island while I go through emails and work on the blog. Lately I have been enjoying my coffee with Left Field Farms Non-GMO Creamer! I was on the hunt for a creamer we could use and keep at the house (I have mom friends over for coffee a lot) and this one fit the bill! It’s Non GMO-Project Verified, from cows not treated with rBST, no artificial flavors, and made with real cream and real sugar! So you know you aren’t getting anything fake. Left Field Farms Creamer would also be awesome in smoothies! I know we like to mix up the liquid/dairy we put in our smoothies and this is great for that! For sure visit your local Walmart and try Left Field Farms Creamer for yourself. I do NOT think you will be disappointed!
Step 4: Exercise. If you are someone who loves to work out in the morning this is for you! I LOVE early morning workouts. Not only does it cross that item off your list first thing, but I swear it puts you in a good mood all day!
Step 5: Do Something For You. This could be reading a few chapters of a book, going to get a haircut, whatever. Do you!
Step 6: Be Grateful: Just start the day grateful. This gets your mind right, your heart right, and that’s the best kind of self-care there is!
What would you add to this list for a self-care morning?