My Favorite Kind of Mornings
Morning routines have always fascinated me. I’m always asking people what their mornings look like and how they get it all done. For me, the morning routine is always top of mind.
Growing up, my parents had us “set up for success” (not even kidding) each and every night. We’d pack our lunches, lay out our backpacks (homework inside), pick out our clothes, and of course iron them. We even went as far as laying out the cereal bowl and spoon to ensure the smoothest morning possible. Honestly, that habit is one of my favorite things I retained from my years at home.
Which brings me to my current morning routine. Yesterday I was returning all of my DMs from the past week and a half (I got WAY behind!). I had quite a few people ask me about my morning routine and I had to laugh. Last week I was on my A-game. Up at 6:10 every morning and hit the ground running, but this week, not so much. After a very full and exhausting (but good) weekend I haven’t been able to find the energy to kickstart my mornings. So as I responded to the DMs I made a promise to myself that I would write this post for both the sweet readers who asked about my routine and for myself to serve as inspiration to get my booty out of bed.
So without further ado, this is my typical and when I’m at my best, morning routine!
My Morning Routine:
Wakeup & Make My Bed
I am sure you have heard of this before, about how making your bed can absolutely transform your day. It’s true! This ensures I start the day by being proactive about or in control of something, even if the rest of my life is chaos. I like to think of it as creating my first “win” of the day.
I wrote a post called “Do The Hard Things First” which deals with the idea that how you do anything is how you do everything (not my quote – see the post!). Making the bed falls underneath that principle in my book.
Coffee & Journal
The first thing I do every morning is make a cup of coffee! We have the Nespresso maker and milk frother so each morning I whip up an almond milk latte.
I very rarely go to the gym to work out, since I am most often doing BBG in my garage (more on my BBG workout here!). But every once in a while I get a wild hair and head to the gym! I’m going to start incorporating running into my work out… so I may be going to the gym a little more often once Summer hits!
P.S. I’m loving these leggings right now and they are one $25!!
Good Lord Almighty, if we don’t take this dog on a walk (with this leash) first thing in the morning she will tear the house apart! She’s truly the sweetest animal on the planet and never really destroys anything of value, but she will get into ALL KINDS of trouble if she doesn’t get her walk in. She’ll rip her bow out of her hair and eat it, find socks and hide them around the house, cry at the back door alllllll day long…. we call it our sanity walk for good reason. haha!
We are those people who eat pretty much the same breakfast every single day of the week. About a year ago I read the Be Well by Kelly book and got completely hooked on the lifestyle. We make one of her #Fab4Smoothies just about every morning. Our current favorite green smoothie recipe is below and serves two!
4 cups Almond (or any nut) Milk + Ice
4 tbs. Chia Seeds
4 tbs. Almond Butter
2 giant handful of Spinach
2 scoops of organic, vegan protein
8:30 – 9:30 Am
But really I just love having a place to sit and do my makeup and drink yet a second latte out of my favorite temperature controlled mug!
*see my latest beauty posts here!
At My Desk
I like to be at my desk before ten, that’s the goal at least. I definitely start working waaay before that, by returning e-mails while I make my coffee, posting on social while my smoothie is blending, and replying to DMs as I blow dry my hair! When you work from home and for yourself, the “on” and “off” hours can get kind of muddy, but truthfully I wouldn’t want it any other way!
Now it’s your turn… tell me, what does your morning routine look like?! Is it similar to mine? Completely different? I want to know!