Monday, September 11, 2017

My Perfect Morning Routine

If you're one of those people who jumps right out of bed when your alarm rings, I envy you! I am slowly becoming a "morning person." For the majority of my life I dreaded waking up early to start my day. I would hit the snooze button on repeat, skip breakfast, rush to get ready and fly out the door.

After reading about the benefits of an early morning routine, I started to rethink my mornings. I'm a sucker for routine. I crave routine. A few weeks ago I thought to myself, how can I wake up early and learn to enjoy the morning? I started gradually waking up earlier and earlier. Each day got a little bit easier. 

Once I had that down, I began carving out my perfect morning routine. It looks something like this...



Rise and Shine
I set my alarm each day for 5:35 a.m. I try not to hit the snooze button, but if I do, I make sure it's only once! I start the day with some neck, shoulder and arm stretches in bed.

Hydrate + Light Snack
Before I do anything else I chug a full glass of water (usually with lemon). After sleeping for 6-8 hours, your body needs to rehydrate. I munch on a light snack depending on the workout I have planned. For yoga or light strength training I have a few berries. For anything more strenuous I add in some chia pudding or a handful of nuts.

Work It Out
Getting some movement first thing in the morning has been a game changer for my energy level and mood. It took some time to get used to, but now I love it! I usually do some yoga or a 15-20 minute Tone It Up workout.

Meditation + Intentions
I pour another glass of water, set my intentions for the day and do a few minutes of meditation. I mentioned mindfulness meditation in this post and how it has helped me eliminate stress and start the day with gratitude.

Bulletproof Tea + Me Time
I don't drink coffee because it's too harsh on my stomach. Instead I have learned to love my morning tea. Especially when it's packed with healthy fats and gut healing collagen! This combo keeps me full until I get to work, which is when I have my real breakfast for the day. I'll share more about my easy bulletproof routine in a later post! Once my tea is ready, I curl up on the couch and RELAX. I usually scroll through social media or Bloglovin. Sometimes I read a few pages of whatever book I'm into at that moment (lately these have been nutrition/wellness reads).

Wellness Shot + Supplements
I've developed a new obsession for wellness shots. Usually it's a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a little water. Sometimes it's a concoction of lemon juice, ginger, cayenne and turmeric. I throw that bad boy back and chase it down with some more water! These are loaded with health benefits. I take my supplements and you guessed it...drink more water. I'll share more about my wellness shots and current supplement routine in a future post!

Shower + Makeup + Get Dressed for Work
Not much to explain here, except that I have mostly ditched my old makeup for all toxin free brands! I am so excited about this and will share more in a future post!

There you have it...my morning routine! Waking up early to start my day is now something I look forward to. I've learned to appreciate the quiet that morning brings, and am so thankful to have the time to myself before the craziness of the work day begins!

TELL ME:

What do you look forward to most in your morning routine?

2 comments :

  1. Chelsea, I wish I was a morning person... maybe I could try it gradually! Love your perseverance, strength and attitude❣️ Oh, and I love you and that hubby of yours too!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words Erin!! We both love and miss you and Ron!

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