Good morning my lovelies. Even though I’m not feeling 100% right now, I wanted to put out this post. I’m a big believer in how you start your morning can dictate how the rest of your day goes. So I wanted to share with you all my morning routine for a highly productive day.
My Morning Routine
I’m a late to bed, early to rise person. Which I know, means I’m not getting my full hours of sleep. However it’s a habit that I’ve had from since secondary school. So it’s hard to break even now. I love to start my days off early, no matter what, since I don’t like feeling rushed in the morning. Since I’m used to it, I wake up anywhere between 6:30am and 7am.
I do my morning stretch and begin my affirmations. I actually have some morning affirmations here that you can use. It’s always good to have some positivity in the morning. And what better way than to affirm yourself to greatness? Then I drink one cup of water, because the night before has most likely left me feeling dehydrated and sluggish. Then I go and freshen up and take a shower. I hate starting my day frousy (as we say it over here).
I then start my breakfast, which is simple at best and I look to review my to-do list for the day. I like to do this in order to get a proper idea of what needs to be done for the day. The list is usually made the night before, so I like to see if I need to update it or not.
I move to my computer where the bulk of my work is done. I’m a freelancer, so I tend to work from home on most days unless I’m going to my tutoring job. I start by checking my emails and reply to any necessary ones. I hate an overly cluttered inbox and I have four inboxes that I regularly use. Two personal, one business and one for my blog. Actually I have a lot more but these are the ones which hold importance.
I then head over to my blog and make sure my newest post of the day is ready to be pushed out. In which case I then schedule it, and my tweets for the day if the queue ends up being empty. And I go in and answer any comments from the night before.
Work Work Work
When everything is to my liking, I start on some projects that I have to do for my freelance work. If it’s a day where I’m doing tutoring, I pack my back with all my required items. Since my tutoring days can have me out for about 10 hours max. Crazy I know, but I honestly love tutoring. So it’s worth it. And I usually start my work on normal days anytime from 9am – 10am. And on days with the tutoring, it’s more depending on the people that I work for so it can be anytime from 10am to 12pm.
Now I’m going to talk about some parts in my routine in specifics.
Cleanliness is My Everything
Since I like on a tropical island, it’s usually very sunny, very hot. So no matter what, I take a bath the next morning. I use this time in the morning to also do some light pampering. Which means facial cleansing, massaging my face and if I have the time, I may even wash my hair. I’d eventually like to do a post on what I use on my skin for you guys.
When I was younger, I always had a habit of skipping over breakfast. I think it was because my mom also does this. But I realised I can’t start my day right without something in my tummy. My breakfast usually isn’t anything fancy and is dependent on what’s in the house. It could be eggs, cereal, hot dogs, etc. But I’m trying to add more fruits into my breakfast. You know, trying to get my health game strong.
I try to dress comfortable yet presentable on days I’m staying home. This is because I feel like what I wear actually plays a part in my overall productivity. If I dress like a total slouch, I’m gonna be a bit more laid back and shirk some of the things that I have to do. Another reason for this is that I sometimes have to make a trip down to the post office. And I hate leaving the house looking bummy unless I’m just going my neighbor.
And that’s my morning routine. I hope you enjoyed it and maybe it helped inspired you in some way.