My daily routine schedule- 8 things I do before 8 am.
I had written a post a while back on how to become a morning person and if you have been trying to become a morning person but finding it pretty challenging to wake up early and sticking to the routine you created for yourself, then this morning routine schedule may help you in some way.
As I am going to be sharing my routine that I follow in the morning before 8am and that helps me create a great foundation for the day.
Because I can see how different I feel and perform when I do these steps vs when I wake up late and don’t do them. Currently, I wake up around 6:30 am.
I also like to say that I am kind of a person who likes to switch things up so it doesn’t feel repetitive or boring.
These tasks are pretty simple and do not take a lot of time. I live alone and work from home but even if you have to go to the office, I believe you can still take ideas and create your own routine.
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My Daily Routine Schedule- Here are 8 Things I Do Before 8 am
1) Drink Water
This is the very first thing I do after waking up in the morning. It helps rehydrate my body and replenish the fluids lost overnight, leaving me feeling rejuvenated and energized. Then I tie my hair and open the curtains to let the sunshine come in. It helps me feel more positive and refreshed.
And the most important thing is after I open my curtains I do not sleep otherwise I would just snooze my alarm and sleep again haha.
2) I Repeat Affirmations
I not only preach this on my posts but I do really say affirmations to myself. I don’t always write them down and just repeat them to myself. I usually do this before I get out of my bed.
If the affirmation is new to you then let me tell you what they really are- they are just positive statements that help you program your mind and create a positive self image.
If you haven’t already, I recommend that you create your own affirmations that align with you- your goals, values and aspirations and repeat them with belief.
Here are some affirmations that I repeat to myself and you can take some ideas-
- 100 Positive Affirmations To Have A Great Start Of The Day.
- 51 Affirmations For Self Love And Healing
3) Morning Walk
Going out for a little morning walk has been so beneficial. It was not very uncommon for me to wake up with a headache and stress and little morning walks helped me a lot.
When I go for a walk I get to spend some time with myself and other than that I think about my goals and plans for the day.
I spend a lot of my time on screen so connecting with nature in the morning and hearing birds singing is something that sets the tone for the day.
Another step that is a must on my morning routine schedule is meditation and if you are thinking it takes so much time, it’s far from the truth.
I usually spend 10-15 minutes and that’s it. I just focus on my breath and let the positivity come in.
If I imagine sitting on my desk for many hours and not doing any physical activity, I feel like everything is just going wrong and no matter how well I am doing my other things it just feels not right.
That’s the reason I incorporated yoga in my morning routine so I know I am slowing down and starting my day on the right foot.
6) Basic Morning Tasks
Once I am done with my meditation and yoga routine, I tend to do my basic morning tasks including brushing, tidying my living space, making my bed, shower, skincare, moisturizing my skin and breakfast.
These tasks contribute to a more organized and calm start to my day. Even if they seem pretty common and boring tasks to do they still have an impact that leads to a day that is more mindful and productive.
If you struggle with creating and sticking to a morning routine, I recommend that you complete these tasks so you can create a positive momentum that carries throughout the day.
I had to mention this step separately because as they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for good reason.
Since I do not like to spend an hour cooking in the morning, my breakfast includes food that doesn’t take much time to cook.
If you don’t know already, my relationship with food hasn’t been so good in the past and I am working on it. I also mentioned in my other post that I hired a dietitian to help me with it. I’m still working on it and seeing improvements.
8) Setting Intentions
After I complete my breakfast and before I start working, I like to set an intention for the day. And to do that, I take a few moments and write down what are my intentions behind doing the tasks I am going to do today.
I write this along with my daily to-do list.
For example– As I told you earlier that my relationship with food hasn’t been so good the intention behind eating food that is good for me is to provide nutrition to my body and feel the best.
Here is a complete post I had written a while back on how to set intention for the day that has other examples that you might find helpful.
That was my morning routine schedule that I perform before 8 am. It took me some time to finally stick to the routine that works for me.
Like I said before, it’s good to take ideas but it’s impractical to expect that what works for me (or others) can work for you as well. If you are a mom, you will have completely different responsibilities than me or if you work and have to go out then also, you will have to maintain your time accordingly.
I hope you found this post helpful, if you did please let me know and I would also like to know how you spend your mornings. 🙂