Morning is my favorite part of the day. I’m working full time, so my mornings are for me the time where I can accomplish the most things and work on my side hustle (this blog). In other words, I don’t have the time to waste my time.
The way my morning goes usually sets my mood for the rest of the day; therefore I want to make sure that my mornings are exactly the way I want them to be: peaceful, cozy and most of all, productive.
Over the months I have developed a morning routine that has helped me accomplish so many things during that small part of the day. I used to be a night owl, and I thought that I was the most productive at night. But… Girl, mornings are much, much better for productivity. I know this now!
Why You Need A Morning Routine
“Emma, why in the world would I EVER have a morning routine when I could sleep for two more hours instead? Are you fucking insane?”
No, I’m not insane. Or not completely, at least.
Morning is the time of the day on which you get the most control over. It’s like a fresh start everyday, and that, my friend, is precious.
So the way I see it, you can either start your day in a rush, and hurry to do the minimum that you have to do in 45 minutes, and leave for work stressed and almost late.
Or, you can wake up two hours sooner, take time for yourself, start your day in peace and ready to handle that day like a boss and accomplish all you have to do.
I opted for the “two hours sooner” plan.
As I said sooner, the way you start your day sets your mood for the rest of the day. Having a morning routine that allows you to be productive leaves you on a “it’s a productive day” note, making you want to keep being productive all day long. It might sound like nothing, but that feeling of having done something productive in the morning is super empowering and will keep you motivated through the day.
Another reason why having a morning routine is so important, is because it allows you to manage your emotions and lets you choose to start your day positively. During your morning routine you can choose to do something you really like, and that makes you feel good. I mean, what could be better than starting your day with positivity and motivation?
In other words, having a morning routine allows you to control your day instead of undergo it and deal with what happens as it comes. Drive your day, or your day will drive you.
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The Girl Boss Morning Routine:
1. Open The Blinds & Make Your Bed
No, I’m not kidding. Making your bed in the morning has been proved to make you feel like you’ve accomplished something already, even if it’s small, and that motivates you to accomplish other things.
“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.” –Navy Seal William H. McCraven
2. Wash Your Face
Washing your face is something that will really wake you up for good, and make you feel energized, ready to start your day.
Staying sleepy with one eye open and one eye closed is not how you start a productive day and get shit done!
3. Make Coffee & Write Down Your To Do List
The first thing I do when I’m done washing my face is heading to my kitchen and make some coffee. Once it’s ready, I sit down and write down my to do list for the day as I’m drinking my coffee. This is probably my favorite part.
Making a to do list is a huge help to organize your day and know exactly what you have to do, and where to start. It allows you to set your daily goals and knowing exactly where you’re going.
4. 15 Minutes Of Yoga
I’m not a huge fan of intensive workouts as soon as I wake up (nor ever, actually), but I know how beneficial morning workouts are when it comes to feeling good and be productive. So I found an alternative: Yoga.
I love Yoga because it just doesn’t feel as aggressive as a full session of cardio (for example). I still feel the benefits of moving my body, but without violence, and this is all I want!
When it comes to yoga, I swear by Adriene’s channel. She literally has TONS of yoga videos, and you will surely find something for you, whether you are a beginner or more experienced in that field.
5. Get Ready
It’s now time to shower, get dressed, and do your hair and makeup (if you wear any)! Even if you’re not planning on going out that day, getting dressed will put you in the right mood to accomplish every task on your to do list.
Once again, it’s a matter of setting your mood to be productive.
6. Start Checking Items Off Your To Do List!
You’re now ready, dressed, and in the right mood to conquer the world. All you have to do now, is to get shit done.
So put some gangsta rap on girl, and handle it!
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Of course, keep in mind that this routine is meant to be adapted to you, your personality, and envies.
Do you want to add a step to this routine? Do it! Whether it is reading, walking your dog, cleaning your room, … Anything that is necessary / beneficial to you and to your mood belongs on this routine.
Make this routine, your routine.
Do you have a morning routine? Describe it in the comments!
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