Confession: I am intimidated by morning routines and morning rituals. As much as I would love to have a set practice every morning to get my day started on the right foot, it has been really hard for me to find one. Usually my morning goes something like this:
Set alarm for 7:15, snooze until 7:45, use the bathroom (bodily functions, brush teeth, tongue scrape, sometimes dry brush), shower, coconut oil + morning skincare regimen, decide on what to get dressed, realize I’m late and rush through a quick breakfast, out the door by 8:30/8:45am.
It’s stressful, and it sets the tone for a rushed morning. By the time I get to work, I am usually dying for a pick-me-up, in desperate need of alone time and a little cranky.
I am currently working on manifesting my ideal morning routine, and I thought writing it out for the world to see may help. While I would love to say that I’d like to workout every morning, make myself a cup of tea and light incense, I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Instead, I’d like to list what is most important to me, and what would make me really happy to get done before my day begins:
Wake up with the sun at 6:15/6:30am
Make my bed
Use the bathroom
Make hot water with lemon
Light stretches – maybe a quick yoga flow if my body is called to it
Gratitude pages and journaling
Shower + begin getting ready for work
I am already working on adjusting my night routine, which I can share later. I am realizing that it is true what they say – everyone has time for meditation if you don’t want to feel like crap. I have been resistant to a daily meditation practice (who has the time, is it really necessary??), but I’ve found I feel so much more balanced mentally and physically if I meditate at least once a day.
I hope that by sharing my dream routine with you I will make it come true! How do you start your mornings right?