I believe that starting your day right is one of the best ways to continue make your days happy & healthy!
Creating a morning routine is something that's helped me stay productive even on those "meh" kinda days. Before we get going, THE most important thing for you to know is that you can change your morning routine and adapt it to suit you and your lifestyle. Nothing is permanent and it's not the end of the world if you don't have time for everything in the beginning. Keep working on it and keep making time for you in the mornings, you'll get there eventually. Here's the morning routine that I'm getting on with really well right now: 1. Wake up: when my alarm goes off, I flick on my bedside lamp and head off to make a glass of gold water and my morning coffee (I'm a HUGE coffee lover, but morning hydration is SO key so make sure not to forget the aqua!).
I'm also a vitamin fan, Height's brain vitamins are my absolute favourites because they're full of vitamins and nutrients that you're not necessarily getting from a typical diet.
2. Read: take my water and coffee back to bed for some reading. Even just 10-15 mins of reading is a great way to wake up. (I love a business or mindset book to start the day and get my brain excited - but anything goes!) P.s. I LOVE to read in the morning as it keeps me AWAY from my phone! Your brain is very impressionable in the mornings first thing, so it's such a great habit to keep yourself away from your phone for at least your first hour in the morning. Claim your life back!
3. Meditation / yoga / journaling / workout: I don't usually do ALL of these things! Depending on the day and how I'm feeling, I'll choose whether to meditate, do some morning yoga, spend some time journalling or working out. Typically meditation and journalling win, especially because I'll usually teach yoga in the evenings! If you want to add these into your morning routine, you can always pick and choose which ones to do each day and mix it up. Morning routines don't have to be the same every day!
4. Morning skincare routine and make up: Once I've showered I'll get ready for my day by washing / cleansing my face, and putting on my makeup. I love to listen to a business, or mindset / motivational podcast whilst I'm putting on my makeup. It makes me feel productive and gets my mind going! My favourite podcasts are: Creative Rebels, Conversations of Inspiration, Diary of a CEO, Happy Place. 5. Smoothie or tea: Before I settle down to work, I make myself a cup of tea or a smoothie. In the summer a smoothie and sunshine kind of vibe is one that I love! In autumn and winter, I usually go for a cup of tea (peppermint is my fave), and light a candle to get my office space really homely.
5. Get to work! I work from home, so I just get out my laptop and to-do-list and I'm set for the day!
I would LOVE to hear your morning routines? Or maybe you fancy giving elements of my morning routine a try. Let me know how you get on, there's nothing I love more than to hear your feedback. So drop a comment below, or drop me a message on Instagram: @yogabygeorgia Lots of love, Georgia x