I used to be such an earlier riser. But for some reasons in the last several months I was inclined to keep hitting my snooze button. My workouts and routine were definitely thrown off. And as much this pains me to publicly admit, I was a grown woman who found herself checking social media a little too much. Here is the thing, I am not naturally a morning person but I LOVE when my morning starts at 5 am. I had to write down some changes I needed to make as well as add in some practices to get me back on track and here is what I came up with.
It Starts With Any Evening Ritual
I always had a morning ritual but I never had an evening one. I had to do a little research and then modify it to my lifestyle and work-life. Below is my routine. I would like to add my schedule does have a little fluctuation so give or take 30 minutes.
6-6:30 pm Prepare and enjoy dinner.
7:30-8:00 pm No more social media or checking the news.
8:00 pm Begin getting ready for bed. Brushing teeth, self-care skin routine and either watching some sports or reading.
9:00-9:30 pm Get in bed. Read something positive if I have trouble falling asleep. I do like to use some lavender or peppermint essential oils to relax.
My bedroom is digital free and has a fan going for some static noise.
When the alarm goes off at 5, I get up. No more hitting the snooze.
I say a quick little prayer or think about somethings I am grateful for and drink some water while I make my coffee.
5:15 Sit down to read the bible, pray and write my goals. I only check my email to pull up a couple of devotionals I am subscribed to.
5:45-6 am: Get in the workout. I normally workout at home. Sometimes I go to the gym but I really prefer working out at my place for saving time.
7:15-7:20: Hit The Shower & Get Ready.
7:50-8:00: Catch up on the news (after I have clearly done all my praying and positive outlining for the day.)
8:30ish Eat breakfast & CRUSH work. Let me be clear during the work week, my breakfast is very basic and very small. It works for me and contrary to popular belief, breakfast is not necessarily the most important meal of the day.
I will be honest, some days are harder than others and some days I don’t get it all right or mess up my routine. But it is about moving forward. Sometimes life does get in the way of routines and that is ok. What is important is that each day we give it our best shot and we at have a game plan we try to execute to the best of our abilities.
What are some of your routines? Leave a comment below and let me know!