A solid morning routine for success to me is essential for a good day. I’ve found that to minimize stress and anxiety throughout the day, you have to start off literally on the right foot. I could go on and on about the power of mornings but I thought I would walk you through my routine.
It is so nice that I do work from home in the mornings so I can slow down. I feel like everyone always jumps out of bed and hits the ground running without another thought. Slowly waking up and getting to your day can seriously help in the long run.
6:30am Wake Up
So many people will tell you to not scroll on your phone when you first wake up, I truly think it’s dumb. When someone tells me not to do something, I want to do it. I like getting up and going through email, looking at my calendar, and taking a scroll so I know what’s going on.
I used to just jump right out of bed but giving myself 30 minutes to either go back to bed or just mindlessly scroll means I won’t be tempted when I’m trying to work. Maybe it’s not the best thing to see first thing in the morning but it works for me so I do it.
7:00am Journal & Meditate
This is definitely something I never thought I would add to a morning routine but it has helped me so much. I find it’s so important to ground before I go this step helps with that. It gives me a chance to write out whatever I’m stressed over for the day and then I realize it wasn’t a big deal.
Meditating also just helps me to take a deep breath and remember to slow down. I used to be such a go go go person but now I get overwhelmed almost too easily. I need a moment to breath to set myself up for success during the day.
7:30am Feed & Walk Sky
This is self explanatory but some of my favorite things about my mornings are Sky. I love how snuggly she is because the girl loves her sleep. Our walks help to get my body going and gives me some will power to be able to sit at my desk for a bit. I also love to play with her and get her energy out at this time so that I can actually get some work done.
This is my favorite time of the morning. I love washing my face and using my lotions because it is just so relaxing to me. It’s great that I get to do a little bit of self care in the mornings. This step probably is my biggest non negotiable because even on busier mornings I make sure that I set myself up for success by taking this time for me.
I’m not a huge breakfast person but I do love some caffeine. Lately I am into a chai or a matcha and this is like the end goal of my morning routine. It really helps me to get up and out of bed knowing I have something good waiting for me.
Sometimes I do make a little breakfast, you can check out my go to recipes here! It just depends on my mood and what I’m feeling.
8:30am Get to Work
By 8:30 I am on the computer and typing away. I like to be a little before 9 because a lot of the businesses I work with like to launch things at 9am so it gives me a buffer to make sure everything is correct and good to go!
I hope you enjoyed this morning routine for success! I’m so passionate about telling people how essential it is to slow down in the am. It seriously helps you to have a good day and not feel so overwhelmed. Be sure to subscribe here to my mailing list so you don’t miss a post!
Having a doggo is such a blessing for the mind and body, because I’m sure my daily walks help me clear my mind and get those extra steps in. Best if done in the morning too. Great list here, Cassie. Thanks for sharing!