Have y’all seen a rise in bloggers sharing their morning and evening routines? I have seen so many, and I always enjoy them reading them. I find the posts relaxing because I enjoy seeing how others start their morning or get ready for bed. Before COVID took over our lives, my routine was simple: wake up, make the bed, brush my teeth, wash my face, and rush to the car to beat the morning traffic.
Now that I am at home all the time, my morning routine has changed a lot. I am no longer rushing to the car. I created a peaceful routine that has genuinely improved my life for the better.
And no, I am not being dramatic.
During the weekdays, I get up at 7 a.m. to change to my workout gear and brush my teeth. I will then head to the den to do my morning workout. My workout consists of Emily Skye’s fantastic program. The videos tend to last between 20-35 minutes, but it definitely leaves me drenched in sweat. Following that workout, I do a 10 to 30-minute yoga session using Yoga with Kassandra’s YouTube videos. I am terrible at yoga since I have no balance or flexibility, but allows me to relax, stretch my muscles from my workout, and come up with an affirmation for the day.
On the weekends, I won’t do the workouts as I tend to be a tad sore. I will sometimes use my roller, take a Zumba class, or do some stretches. And on Sundays, I weigh myself and take measurements to see if I have any weight or inch loss.
After my workout, I will head to the bathroom, turn on my waterproof speaker, and light up some candles. I find that candles and listening to upbeat music get me hyped up for the day. I will take a shower, and depending on the day, wash my hair. My post-shower routine is a bit more complicated.
I wash my face in the shower using CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser so, after the shower, I pat my face dry. I will then put my hair on a towel to get it dry while I work on my face. Now, I do not wear makeup, but it doesn’t mean I don’t spend forever and an hour to work on my face. And honestly, now that I am spending more time taking care of my face, my face looks brighter and smoother.
I use the Mario Badescu facial spray that has aloe, chamomile, and lavender. I love the smell of it, and it is so refreshing on hot days. Then I use Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream on my face and neck to hydrate my face. (Note: I need to change to a moisturizer that has some sunblock, so if you recommend any, hit me up.) Depending on how eye bags look, I will use CeraVe Eye Repair Cream for puffiness and dark circles. I also like to use my Ulta Rose Quartz Facial Roller to help with any tension in the face muscles or to relieve any morning headaches.
Once my face is done, I work on my hair. Since my hair is wavy, I don’t brush my hair often since I use conditioner to get any tangles out. I spray Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Soft Waves Spray and Not Your Mother’s All Eyes On Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector and use Vitagoods Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush to massage the spray in. The massaging brush feels so good on my head and also helps with any stress and tension. Trust me when I saw that the brush was worth the $15.99.
Once my whole self-care process is done, I take my vitamins. I take the Olly Women’s Multivitamin, Biotin 5000 mcg, and Goli’s Apple cider Vinegar Vitamins. Afterward, I will fill up my gallon water bottle, make either tea or coffee, grab a greek yogurt, and head to my desk.
At my desk, I prepare for the day. I will check my planner (yes, I use a planner even though I am at home) to see what my day will look like. Checking my planner allows me to see what my chores are for the day, what I will be eating, and other essential things that need to get done. My work to-do list is on a notebook, which has everything on my work Google Calendar. There is just something about physically scratching something off from my to-do list. Afterward, I fill out my wellness logs, where I track my weight, moods, sleep, and other relevant information. And once all of this is done, I start on work until it is time to log out.
On the weekends, I create a to-do list to keep track of stuff that needs to get done, whether its chores, blog stuff, or watching a movie for my work’s movie club. I also add self-care tasks that I have been wanting to do such as doing a face mask or lay on my hammock.
That is my daily routine in a nutshell. I will say that sometimes I will sleep in if I couldn’t sleep the night before and do my morning workout at lunch.
Thanks for reading and see you soon!
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