I’ve been trying to get into a solid morning routine where I can indulge in some self care and help me prepare for the day! Check out what I’ve been doing!
I found a quick, but effective workout on Pinterest called 6 Minute Before Shower Workout.
That workout consists of:
30 second plank
15 bicycle crunch
As soon as I get out of bed, I start my workout. I started doing this on Monday and it’s been working out pretty well so far!
I’m not a fan of exercising so this routine is a good start for me to get back into the groove of exercising again!
As listed, this part of my routine takes about 6 minutes.
After I do my workout, I do a sun salutation sequence. I like doing this sequence because the poses flow so well one after the other.
For those that don’t know, sun salutation is a set of 12 yoga poses that helps with stretching, flexing, and toning the muscles. It also offers health benefits like relaxing the mind and help your body produce energy.
After doing this yoga sequence, I jump in the shower and I actually have a few personal motivational affirmations that I say everyday while taking a shower. It’s helps me get into a good mindset in order to be able to take on the day!
This takes me about 3 minutes to complete my yoga stretches.
I then do a mini meditation session where I’ll listen to either a guided meditation or I listen to calming sounds on this app called Mindfulness. My favorite sounds to listen to are the beach sounds because that’s where I want to be everyday, all the time!
For my guided meditation, I listen to Michael Sealey on Youtube, he has a lot of options to choose from. Here is a link to one of the videos I like to listen to: Michael Sealey’s Guided Meditation
But I listen to the short 10-15 minute videos. It consists of soothing background music as he provides instructions on helping you to completely relax during the meditation session. His voice is so calming I can listen to him talk all day! Haha
I spend on average 10-15 minutes during my meditation sessions. If I have more time in the morning, then I’ll extend my session. If I wake up late or don’t have a lot of time in the morning, I listen to Mindfulness App for 5 minutes so I can still get in my meditation for the morning. Believe me, it makes a difference!
MUSIC IS LIFE!
After my mini meditation session, I start to get dressed and ready for work. As I’m doing that, I listen to my favorite upbeat songs on Pandora or my favorite tunes on Youtube to give me some energy before leaving my place.
It may sound like a lot of things that I do, but it really isn’t. And once you get a good flow going, it’ll be easier to do.
I’ve been noticing that I have more energy in the mornings because of my routine that I’ve come up with, so I’m happy to see the improvement!
I hope this gives you good some ideas on coming up with a morning routine for yourself!
Do you have a self care morning routine?! If so, what do you like to do to prepare for the day?!