Updated: Aug 30
Your morning routine can be a critical part of your day. It is a time that you can use to get feeling good about yourself and your day, and get your mindset right.
I realized this today when I overslept, and didn't start the day with my usual morning routine. I was cranky and out of sorts with my daughter, and not the type of mom that I like to be.
So, when my partner got up, I took some time to go through my usual self-care routine, and now I am feeling much better, and ready to take on the rest of the day!
Not to worry if you don't have a lot of extra time in the morning either. You can simply take a mindful moment and go outside with your coffee and take a few minutes to appreciate its warm flavor, and the beauty of nature. If you can't go outside, you can simply sit next to a window and drink in the early morning sunshine.
My typical morning routine includes:
Say good morning to the cats
Some other things you can do that are good for you include:
Going for a walk
Listening to a podcast
Reading a book
Watching motivational videos
Any of these things is sure to get you into a good mood first thing in the morning! If you don't have a lot of time, you can try listening to a podcast, motivational video, or some good music while you get the kids lunches ready. Even something small that you do for yourself can help to set the tone for the rest of the day.
According to CNBC,
There are science-backed benefits of having a morning routine: Past research has shown that a consistent morning routine can reduce stress, boost your energy levels and improve your productivity at work.
These scientific benefits of a morning routine make it a must to take control of your day! You feel less stressed all day (I can attest to this!) because you have already done something good for yourself to start off the day.
Self-care is important because it benefits your physical and mental health, and improves your mindset. Taking time for self-care first thing in the morning also shows yourself that you are the most important person in your life. You are prioritizing yourself, your health, and your happiness!
Taking control of your mornings can help you take control of the rest of your day. Then, little by little, you can begin taking control over your life!