I have shared different routines on this blog tons of times. I think having a routine for different things is so helpful and really can get you into a good mindset. I especially think having a motivated morning routine can make a huge difference in the outcome of your day.
Motivated Morning Routine
Wake up early: I know for me waking up and getting a few things done before Liam is up for the day really helps my anxiety and stress. For me there is nothing worse than feeling rushed in the morning. So I love to wake up a little early and take my time doing a few of the things below.
Make time for yourself: Sometimes I will take this time to read a chapter of a book, scroll through Instagram, finish a show, whatever you want. Just do a little something for yourself. It’s amazing what that selfish time can do for your day.
Workout before you do anything else: I love to workout first when I can. With a kiddo that’s not always in the cards for me, but the days where I can head to the gym first thing I feel like my day just starts better and I am far more motivated to get other things done.
Take care of your skin: A good skincare routine is key! This is my current go to clean skincare routine and my skin has never looked better.
Meditate: I have spoken many many times about my love for Headspace and meditation. As someone who has suffered from anxiety since I was very very young, meditation has worked better for me than any medication. I also find doing a quick 10-minute yoga video helps too.
Eat a healthy breakfast: I’m not saying you should eat kale, but something healthy for you! For me I do oatmeal and sliced banana. I also try to drink a big glass of water with or without lemon when I can. Or hot lemon water. I love oatmeal and I know it’s not for everyone. Maybe egg whites and wheat toast with avocado is more your jam. Whatever works for you!
Keep your inbox at zero: I swear there are two types of people. There are people with inboxes on their phones that say 15000 and people who don’t have red notifications. I am the second kind. I love going through my inbox several times a day and responding to things and clearing it out. I have never understood when people say they need hours for this task. To each their own.
Doing these things really keeps me motivated throughout the day. I try very hard to have all of this done by 11 AM when I can. Sure, sometimes it doesn’t happen that day and a lot of times one or two of these things can’t get done at all. But, the key is to try!
What is something for a motivated morning routine you do?