Mornings have always been my favorite time of day, and I have finally started to utilize that time for me again. I now get so excited to wake up early and tackle my day. When I have a good morning, it sets me up for a great day. It’s one of the best feelings in the world. Here are the seven things I do every morning!
Make my bed
This may seem like not a big deal, but I have to make my bed every single day. I feel so much more put together, and I love coming home to a clean room. It also helps my brain know that I can’t go back to sleep, and that it’s time to start the day.
Drink my greens
I added greens to my diet a few months ago, and it has helped me with my digestion SO MUCH. I have less bloating and constipation, and it’s just good to know that I am getting in more veggies every day. I find that if I just make it real quick and down it before I leave for my work out, I won’t forget!
I added work outs to my morning routine a few months ago, and it has totally changed my life. I used to save it for when I got off work, and I would skip it more often than not. I would be tired from taking care of people all day and wouldn’t save any energy for myself. By starting my day off with a sweaty work out, I am more energized and know I can take on whatever the day throws at me.
Get cleaned up
I never had skin issues until I graduated college. It’s probably hormonal, and I have been trying out different products to find what work for me. The Image Stem Cell line has helped me so much lately, and I make sure to wash and moisturize my face every single morning.
Take my vitamins
I took the quiz on takecareof.com to see what vitamins my body needs and have them shipped to my house every month. I always take these after I eat, and I have noticed a big difference with my energy and overall feeling.
Eat a protein packed breakfast
Whether it is a smoothie or oats, I ALWAYS eat breakfast. I am not one of those people who can go without fuel in the morning, and I know I never will be. I’ll get dizzy, tired, and develop a migraine, and that is not worth it. I either have my breakfast smoothie like when I go to Orange Theory or do yoga at home or I have my oats when I go straight to work after the gym. You have to try out a few things before you find what keeps you full and fuels you best.
Write in my Start Today journal
I always have my Start Today journal in my work bag because I am usually at work by the time I can fill it out. It only takes five minutes to fill out so there really is no excuse for me to not do it. I write five things I am grateful for, ten dreams I want to happen as if they already happened, and the goal I am going to tackle first. This is a true mood changer, and it puts me in a great place every morning. Coming from a place of gratitude is a great way to start the day. I find that I have more patience and positivity going into the morning which is vital as a nurse.
There you go! Those are the things that make my morning great, and I try not to miss a single one of them. I hope you found something helpful. 🙂
What do you include in your morning routine?