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At this time in our lives, sleep seems to be near the bottom of our priority list. Take it from a gal who used
to sleep in until 11am during college (yes I would try to arrange my class schedule to accommodate my
beauty sleep), getting up early in the morning for work has been a huge struggle. The past few months
however, the morning has become one of my favorite parts of my day because I have implemented a
morning routine that sets me up for a successful day. By prepping my breakfast the night before, I have
time for other steps in my morning routine that really preps me to hustle through out the day.
15 minutes of morning yoga + meditating
After I wake up, I head to my rooftop, lay out my mat, put on some calm music and do about 15 minutes
of yoga and/or meditating (depending on how I’m feeling and if I’m in a rush). This super short time I dedicate to stretching and prepping my mind for the day has helped me keep my cool during the day when things tend to get manic.
Wash My Face + Put on Moisture Mask or Eye Patches
This may sound like a given but as a newly converted skincare addict, I pledged that every morning/evening (sometime afternoon if I can), I wash my face. I have been using overnight masks that I wash off with my morning cleanser and then apply either eye patches or an easy moisture mask that I keep on while I get ready in the morning! Adding this step in has really been a game changer for my skin.
Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
We were recently introduced to Quaker Overnight Oats and partnered up because it is such an easy, nutritious, and hassle-free breakfast, which leaves time for everything else I have added into my morning routine! I prep my breakfast the night before by adding soy milk to the Overnight Oat cups, put it in the fridge to cold-steep overnight and then it is ready to go the next morning! It has saved so much time in my morning routine.
Watch the Morning Shows
I have recently become an old grandma and find an intense satisfaction flipping between the morning shows. While munching on my breakfast and drinking a cup of coffee, I get caught up on the news and my fare share of pop culture intake for the day.
Make my Bed
Another given for some, but recently I started making my bed and it has been a game changer. I also make it a priority to tidy up my room (from the disaster it becomes when trying on outfits in the morning) so when I come home after work/gym/events, I come back to a clean and inviting room! It makes all of the difference when you aren’t walking into the morning’s disaster zone.
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