Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My Morning Routine

With each passing year the earlier I seem to wake up, and I’m not entirely sure I like it…who would have thought that the day would actually come where I wake up before my alarm even goes off. Fortunately, there are some advantages to start the day 30 minutes or an hour before you planed to, like more time for one.

There was once a time where I would repeatedly hit the snooze button {I’m sure this old habit was extremely annoying to my college roommate… sorry Katie, a few years late…}, and have around 15 – 30 minutes to throw myself together. Needless to say aside from the throw myself together tactic I basically had no morning routine at all up until a few years ago. One thing I have noticed since falling into the habit of actually having a morning routine is that it constantly evolves according to the time of year and all the other factors going on in life. So, for today’s post I thought it would be fun to share my current morning spring routine.

Read// If I wake up way too early and can’t go back to sleep I usually start the day with a little light reading. I figure that if you have a chance to start the day off on a slightly more relaxing than usually and delay my constant daily phone use and the stress that comes with it sometimes, why not take it?

Check Email and Social Media// I usually stay in bed for a few minutes scroll through my Instagram and Facebook newsfeed first, move on to emails and answer the ones that need attention right away, and if I have time I check Pinterest and Twitter too

Breakfast// I’m not ashamed to admit that I am one of ‘those people’ that can get a little hangry in the morning… So, I usually jump start my day with either a bowl of oatmeal or frost mini-wheats before I workout

Workout// I really try to make a point to workout at least three times a week, even if it is just YouTube exercise video I can do at home. There are so many positive benefits that go hand-in-hand with working out: thinking process, outlook, energy level – the fact that working out keeps you in shape is just the bonus on top of the cake!

Shower// under the right circumstances showers have the ability to make you feel like a brand new person and put in the mind set to conquer the day!

Wakeup To Makeup!// I know there are people out there that absolutely hate the makeup process – I am not one of those people. I don’t have a lengthy makeup routine and it is pretty simple, but I find there is something oddly relaxing about the process

Hair// Hair is my least favorite part of my morning routine. Don’t get me wrong I love my hair and how it looks, but I hate how long it takes to dry. I have naturally curly hair and you either have to chance it and let air dry or style it yourself – if you are a fellow curly hair person I am sure you know which one I opt for…the time consuming option.

Eat Fruit and Conquer the Day// I kind of break my breakfast up into two parts; the before workout portion and the after workout portion. After finishing a cup of fruit I am ready to take one the day, come what may.  


  1. I wish that I could get up before my alarm! I seem to have to just drag myself out of bed every single morning!

    1. I'm jealous you can sleep till the alarm - I woke up a good hour before I had to this morning