Though dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and having to stay home has been challenging, one thing that I’m grateful for has been the regularity of my morning routine. The past two months have allowed me to really get comfortable at home and to build a regimen that I can stick to. My morning routine really helps me get my day started on the right foot and ensure that I’m in the proper headspace to have the most productive day possible.
Read on to learn more about my morning routine and some suggestions to help you build yours.
Prep: Write Your To-Do List The Night Before
I want to wake up each morning knowing exactly what I have to get done that day. For that reason, I write out the day’s to-do list the night before. Doing this ensures that I’m not forgetting anything and that I can hit the ground running
Wake Up: Skip Your Phone & Start Your Routine
I’ve found that I have the best mornings when I start my day without looking at my phone. I’ll fix my bed and do a quick meditation. One thing I never skip is my glass of lemon water, which helps me stay hydrated, is a great source of vitamin C, and does everything from aiding digestion to improving the quality of my skin.
Get Moving: Work Out To Get Your Blood Pumping
You might not be a morning workout person, but I’ve found that I’m less motivated to do my workouts the later in the day it gets. So after I’ve finished the first part of my routine, I’ll tune into a workout on any of my favorite apps: The Sculpt Society, Melissa Wood Health, Pilates by Amanda, Tone It Up, or Sweat.
Get Ready: Putting “Real” Clothes On Makes A Huge Difference
After my workout is over, I’ll take a quick shower and get dressed. Working from home, it can be easy to just spend the day in PJs, but I always feel a little more productive when I feel like I look cute, too. Even if I’m just wearing elevated loungewear, getting properly dressed is the cherry on top of a morning routine that makes me feel ready to take on the day. (PS: Check out my Cozy Edit and Summer Loungewear blog posts for inspo!)
Now that my entire routine is over, I’m finally ready to start my day. I look at my to-do list — which, of course, I wrote out the night before — answer any pressing emails, then work through my checklist.
What do you try to include in your morning routine everyday? Let me know in the comments below!