Category Archives: Routines

Stop and Breathe.

Often, I find myself speeding through the day without taking a step to just breathe, appreciate the day and life in general.

We can get so caught up with our life because most of us have numerous things going on and it’s easy to forget to take some time for yourself and mindfulness.

I know this might be easier said than done but take a moment each day to relax. It doesn’t even have to be for too long because we are all busy but it can just be a few minutes. If you have time to check or post on social media, you have time to stop and appreciate life.

What are you thankful for?

What are you looking forward to?

You can even just sit in silence for a minute.

Say some positive affirmations.

Today is going to be a good day.

I am feeling good.

I am happy.

I am thankful.

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How To Start Your Mornings

Good morning!

It is currently 8:13 am and I woke up today at 7:30am and I feel fantastic! I don’t start work until 9:30 am but It’s been said that waking up early or earlier is good for you. Having a morning routine is the best way to start your morning. Today is only day 1 but I already feel like I have so much time to get things done, like write a blog post! So, I will share what I did this morning!

MY MORNING ROUTINE (tentative to change)

1. WAKE UP AT 7:30AM

The most important step! Try to wake up earlier than usual, this allows you to get a head start on your day! Set your alarm, it will be hard at first, but you can do it!

2. DRINK WATER

YES! Water should be the first thing you drink in the morning! Most people need to drink more water anyways so this will be good practice at that.

(Note: I created a morning playlist full of peaceful meditation songs, most have no lyrics just instruments, nature sounds ect, this is where I turn on that playlist)

3. STRETCH

STRETCH! Or YOGA! Whatever works better for you. While I stretch, I allow myself to sink into a calm mood. Stretching is so therapeutic in the morning. I also find myself sitting hunched over sometimes, so I like to practice sitting with the correct posture.

4. MEDITATE / AFFIRMATIONS

NEXT, I took a few minutes to meditate, by now a different song has popped up on my playlist! Honestly I do recommend having a morning playlist! So here I am just allowing positive thoughts to take over my body, kicking out any negative thoughts. I will say some affirmations to lead my day like, today will be a good day! I am blessed! And things of that sort.

5. JOURNAL / WRITE

Here, write down your manifestations or goals for the day! Or simply write out what’s on your mind. Write a poem. Anything at all, it’s up to you. I like to go over goals I’m currently working on and just write whatever is on my mind.

6. BREAKFAST!

Ask anyone who knows me, I rarely eat breakfast! Which is bad, I know. I’m changing okay! I’m starting to eat breakfast to energize my body for the day. Breakfast is the most important meal of that day right! And by breakfast, I mean an actual healthy meal or shake/ smoothie, not junk food.

7. Gym!

This is a personal step! If you don’t go to the gym, skips this but on gym days, this is where I will head to the gym! On non gym days, I will just get started with the rest of my day like work or whatever else I have going on.

IMPORTANT!

It is also said that you should tackle a difficult task in the morning. If you have a list of things to do, knock out the most difficult or time consuming one. For me, I needed to write my blog posts so today I was able to write this post! Yayyy! Now I can get my day started with a clear and positive mind.

Also, I didn’t add morning hygiene because that is kinda given, so do that whenever you desire. This is my first morning routine, I’m sure it’ll change as I learn more!

Good luck!

p.s. here is the playlist I created ! Updates soon to come.

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/morning-meditation/pl.u-oZylM7Wsqv24P

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