My mornings have always been my me-time where I take things a bit slower and relax before the start of a busy day. Having that time in the morning to myself and to not rush is important for me because it helps set my day off in a positive way. While creating a night routine that works best for me is still a work in progress, I thought I would share a look at my morning routine + some ideas on mindful things you can add to your morning routine!
Time to Wake Up And Reflect
When I first wake up I like to give myself 10 minutes before getting out of bed. This is the time where I’ll do some meditation if I feel I need it. I also like to list a few things I’m grateful for since I find this helps me have more of a positive attitude for the day. And lastly, I’ll decide what main tasks I want to accomplish for the day ahead.
Go through Instagram for about 20 minutes
Going on social media right after waking up is not always the best choice and might not be good for everyone. But I find going through Instagram in the morning helps inspire and motivate me. I also prefer going on social media more times throughout the day for shorter amounts of times, than just doing it all at once.
Read for half an hour
I’ve found that I prefer reading in the mornings since at night I’m usually too tired most of the time. So I try to dedicate at least 30 minutes to just sit down and read. I don’t always have enough time every morning to do this, but it’s something I try to fit into my routine. And I make sure to not read in bed since that makes me want to fall back asleep.
After reading (which sometimes can be for a long time since I get sucked into the story), I go and get ready for the day. This is my me-time where I refresh and try not to rush most days. I shower with some music playing, then I do my makeup and get dressed which usually takes between 30-45 minutes. One thing I like to do when doing my makeup is watch a few videos since I don’t have time throughout the day to do so.
Things To Add To Your Morning Routine:
Wake up with enough time most days so you don’t have to rush.
List what you’re grateful for in your life, to help remind yourself of all that you do have.
Do something you love, whether that’s reading, yoga, or anything else.
Always make your bed and tidy up your space if you have the time.
Listen to some music that puts you in a good mood.
Create a morning skincare routine.
And that’s how I start my mornings! Not all of my mornings look like this, and to be honest there are plenty where I don’t have enough time to do anything but get ready and start my day. But these are just the little things I try to do in order to start my day with a positive attitude and have some me time. I’d love to know what your morning routine looks like!
I’m so glad you are here! I’m Kara, a 22 year old lifestyle and fashion blogger. Kara’sCloset is where I share my adventure through my twenties, life’s simple moments, and blogging tips with lots of outfits in between, all to hopefully inspire you!