Scrolling through Pinterest, I always see posts such as “the morning routine of a mommy blogger,” and I found that the majority of routines that I looked at are about organization and getting as much done in as short amount of time as possible, because of their children. As a teen blogger, I am spending my summer with my family, so while I take more time in my morning routine, I also have a very uncertain day. (Especially since I am awake with a baby!) My morning routine is the time I have that I know is set in stone. My evenings are full of Sorry games, Zoom sports, and Schitts Creek.
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I usually wake up around 7 a.m. My alarm goes off at eight, but getting up at 7 means I have an hour with no notifications or distractions on my phone. I am able to get up at 7 without an alarm clock because that is the time for the past four or five years I have had to get up for school.
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Make my bed
I partially do this because I love sliding into a nicely made bed at night and partially because getting something small done in the morning sets a great productive tone for the day. I also put my dirty clothes away and make sure my phone and computer are charged.
Wash my face and do my morning skincare
Washing my face wakes me up, and I love doing my skincare right in the morning because my skin feels so dry and saggy right after I get up. My skincare is super simple, just this amazing, fresh soy face cleanser plus a moisturizer. I have noticed an amazing improvement in how soft and radiant my skin is using this cleanser. It is perfect for all skin types, and everyone in my family uses it.
I know some people like to have a full glass of water in the morning right next to their bed, but I find that it is great motivation to get out of bed if I have to go to the fridge to get a water. I usually drink three quarters of a 17oz water bottle right when I get up.
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Morning affirmations and gratefulness
My morning affirmations are usually related to the Law of Attraction. If you want to see the affirmations I use, check out my Pinterest named Sadelle’s Healthy Lifestyle. I also make a long list of what I am grateful for. This reminds me to approach my entire day with gratefulness. I also write in my gratitude journal! I love this journal so much and have preached about it a lot on my blog. Please, please check it out here. My life has changed using this journal. I am more mindful, appreciative, and overall a better person.
Recently I have started using the free version of the app Balance. I usually do their 15-minute gratitude guided meditation. I have a very active, easily distracted mind, so a guided meditation is teaching me how to focus my mind. I also feel very calm after my meditation and I love it when that calm stays with me throughout the day.
After my meditation, I like to get my body moving in the form of yoga. I don’t follow any specific video or lesson. I do my own practice that consists of moves I have accumulated from many classes plus all my sports. I do pretty much the same practice everyday, but every time I follow an online class, (I use the website Do Yoga With Me) I try and incorporate one move from each class into my morning practice.
You know the drill, I am still dehydrated at this point so I start another water. I usually only drink half, so 8.5 oz.
Go for a run/workout
I love working out in the morning with the birds chirping. Similarly to making my bed, getting my workout done sets a tone of “getting things done and being productive” for the entire day. My workouts range from ten minutes to forty-five. I enjoy working out, but I don’t enjoy the time that it takes. Sometimes I feel like I could be doing something more productive.
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Water, breakfast, social media and to-do list
After my workout I usually have breakfast. Lately, it has either been avocado toast or a smoothie. During breakfast, I check social media, check my to-do list, and engage in as much mindful eating as I can through water. Whenever I feel I am eating to fast or too much, I take three big sips of water to reset. I also prioritize my to-do list by importance. I make my to-do lists the night before, and review and prioritize them during breakfast. Doing it earlier takes my attention off of the present.
Once I am done with breakfast, my schedule gets a little uncertain. The baby might be going down for a nap, so I get straight to work, or I play with him more. The first tasks I do for work our check my emails, stats on Pinterest, my website, and the productivity apps I have on my phone. (Upcoming post!) Then I move on to whatever post I am working on. This ends my basic morning routine. Tell me when you get up in the comments.
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