5 Rituals to Add to Your Morning Routine This Month
Call me crazy, but mornings are my favorite part of the day. I love that every day is a fresh start and full of possibilities. It does not matter what happened the day before, a new day is a chance to do something completely new. I also love mornings because I adore my morning routine. Personally, I wake up early enough (most days) to enjoy at least an hour by myself to do my routine before I have to actually start doing productive life things and talking to people, haha! If I don’t spend enough time in the morning to myself I end up being a bit cranky during the day. I thought I would share some elements of my routine that I feel like everyone should try out because it really can put you in a better mood for your whole day! Having a morning routine that you look forward to also makes it a bit easier to get out of bed ;)
I was always skeptical of meditation and its benefits. Now that I have tried it, though, I can see why so many people swear by it. I do not like to sit in the quietness by myself so I choose to follow guided meditations from YouTube. There are also great apps such as Calm and Headspace that many people like. I know mornings can be busy, so just try for five to ten minutes each morning and really focus on your breathing.
2. Morning Music Playlist
Good songs can make or break my morning. I like to play some slow yet happy music to put me in a good mood as I get ready for my day. The picture below is one of my favorite playlists for an easy morning.
After sleeping for (hopefully) a long time, your body needs to be hydrated. I like to start with a big bottle of water. If you have a lemon, that is great to squeeze into your water too. I also like to have either green tea or coffee, depending on my mood and my schedule for that day. When I go for tea, I like the Yogi and Traditional Medicinal brand because they have uplifting quotes on the tea bags. If I get a coffee, I like mine either plain black or a latte with almond or soy milk.
Doing yoga or some form of movement in the morning is my favorite part of my morning routine. When I do yoga in my room, I like to follow along to YouTube videos. Some of my favorite Yogis on YouTube are Boho Beautiful, Allie the Journey Junkie, Brett Larkin, Yoga with Adrienne, and Alo Yoga. I highly recommend checking out these channels and trying one of their yoga videos tomorrow morning.
This one is especially important if you want to start your day out on the right foot. I recommend having a journal or notebook to keep by your bed or on your desk where you can write down what you are grateful for each day. Choosing three things each morning is a great way to start. If you have extra time, you can also write down how you are feeling, what you want to accomplish that day, or reflect on your dreams from the night before. Journaling can be very meditative and it’s a great way to release any emotions you are feeling so you can be grounded as you go about your day.
Those are five essential parts of my morning routine. Sometimes I do not have time for them all, or I simply skip some if I really am I not feeling it that day. However, doing something that makes you feel good before you go out into the world for that day can really change your life. I greatly recommend finding a routine that makes you feel good and trying your best to incorporate it each day.
Do you already have a morning routine? Please share it with me below!
Thanks for reading <3
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