I’m a morning person, at the crack of dawn, I wake up and start my day before anyone in the house has a chance to whisper (or scream) a word. My morning self-care routine helps me rejuvenate and prepare for another busy day.
If you already have a morning routine that is exceptional! If you do not then there is no better time than the present to start.
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Establishing a morning self-care routine
A key to establishing any habit is consistency! We can be consistent by repeating the self-care routine components daily but there is something more we can do too! Wake up at a consistent time. Many times people sleep in on the weekend and when Monday rolls around they struggle to get out of bed. Try to keep consistent with your wake-up times 7 days a week.
Did you know that it takes up to 30 days to create a new healthy habit? There really isn’t a magical number but if you consistently do the same thing everyday for 30 days your chances of successfully establishing the new healthy habit is much more reachable.
Check out my habit tracker on Etsy To Help establish your new morning self-care routine!
Since we are on the subject of time let’s discuss the time you wake up. If you feel rushed and flying around the house like a madwoman every morning then it would be extremely beneficial to wake up earlier so you can start your day in a calm mindset and not a rushed manner. Even 30 minutes can make a big difference!
7 Morning Self-Care Routine Ideas
Add one or all of these 7 healthy habits to start your day with a morning self-care routine!
Add Body, Mind & Soul To Your Morning
Whether you practice meditation when you wake up or some form of exercise you will feel your body and mind respond with a Thank-You! Check out my list of mind & body exercises to choose one that you might like to start with to empower a healthy lifestyle.
Feed your mind and your stomach!
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast gives your mind and your body the fuel you need to get going and keep going strong. If you’re not normally a breakfast person start small with a piece of fruit or a bagel, every little bit helps.
Add Writing To Your Morning Self-Care Routine
One of my favourite things to do every morning is to write! If you’re a blogger/author you might find letting your thoughts flow first thing in the morning in solitude to be a pleasant wake-up.
However, you do not need to be a blogger or an author to practice this self-care tip. Grab a journal and your words flow. It’s a great practice to add 1-3 things that you are grateful for big or small you can check out my gratitude affirmation article for some inspirational ideas.
Morning Self-Care Routine Gratitude Habit
I touched on this a bit above but I want to reiterate it as an amazing way to bring some self-care into your morning every day. take time to notice the world around you and what you are grateful for, take note of them in your mind. Listen to the sound of the birds chirping or feel the touch of the sun on your face.
Gratitude is the perfect way to set your day off on a happy note. That mindset can help you get through even the toughest traffic jams on your trip into the office.
Skin Care Routine
Establishing a skin care routine is a great way to practice self-care in the morning. Feeling comfortable in our own skin helps us keep our confidence up. Giving ourselves some pampering before we begin our day is a perfect way to add self-care to our morning routine.
There are many products that you can use to establish the perfect routine for your skin and some offer a test to help see what works best for your skin and your concerns.
Recently I started using The Ordinary skincare products after taking their assessment I found the perfect routine for my skin concerns. Take the quiz and find out what works best for you, they offer great prices and free shipping with a purchase of over $25. I got 5 products for under $40 and am not disappointed with the amazing quality and really love the look of the product and the feel of my skin afterward.
Hydrate Your Body
I’m most definitely a coffee drinker but I do have one rule I follow prior to starting my day, drinking a large glass of water! Many of us lack hydration and getting our daily water intake should start in our morning self-care routine. This helps us start off on the right foot to making sure we stay hydrated no matter what the day throws at us.
Review Your To-Do
Ever have those days where you forget everything you were supposed to do? We have all been there! A great way to keep your to-do’s fresh in your mind is to review them during your morning self-care routine. Choose one or two you can knock off your list if time permits for an extra boost to your productivity.
Enjoy Your Morning Self-Care Routine
I hope you found a few to add to your morning self-care routine that can help you make the most of start to the day.
Just to review the 7 ideas are :
- Add Body, Mind & Soul To Your Morning
- Feed your mind and your stomach!
- Add Writing To Your Morning Self-Care Routine
- Morning Self-Care Routine Gratitude Habit
- Skin Care Routine
- Hydrate Your Body
- Review Your To-Do
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Remember consistency and daily practice help form new healthy habits!
Are there any self-care practices you do every morning? Do you have a morning routine already? Let me know in the comments below which of these you love.