Start a Self Care Morning Routine

If you want to pay more attention to yourself and practice self care, it helps to start by working on your morning routine. If you are just hopping out of bed, grabbing breakfast, and running out the door, you are probably already stressed by the time you get into your car. {This stresses me out just thinking about it!} A healthier option is to start a better morning routine with these tips.

Read a Few Pages in a Book

If you can set your alarm for an earlier time, it gives you the chance to catch up on your reading. Find a book that is inspirational and helps motivate you for the day. Read just a few pages or a whole chapter, depending on how much free time you have. This can be while you are having your morning coffee, or when your healthy muffins are in the oven. Take advantage of these quiet moments and become absorbed in your favorite book. Or, listen to your favorite audio book while you get ready in the morning…..what else do you do while you are doing your hair and make up anyway?

Have Quiet Time With Coffee

Whether you drink coffee or tea in the morning, you can make this part of your self care ritual. Try to have your first cup of coffee in the morning all alone and in silence. You can read a paper, write in your journal, or sit on your patio and listen to the birds chirping as the sun comes up. This is another great reason to wake up a little earlier than everyone else in your household. You will be amazed b how much better you feel with just a few minutes to yourself. {This is MY mommy time!!}

Unplug Your Devices

When you are trying to start a new morning routine for self care purposes, you should unplug all devices. Don’t try to enjoy a few minutes to yourself by using your cell phone or checking email. Checking social media too much can also be more stressful. You could turn all electronics off during your self care time in the morning and not turn it on until you absolutely need it. A good practice to start is to turn your cell phone off after the alarm goes off to wake you up in the morning. Or heck, use an old fashioned alarm and not your phone!

Practice Quiet Time

The morning is also the ideal time to enjoy quiet time.  You can also try breathing exercises or sitting in silence.  If you’re an “on the go type person” like me, you may enjoy journaling.  If you want to take a walk in the morning, that can also help you to practice quiet time.  It’s important to quiet our souls before the day begins. 

If you would like to chat more about setting healthy routines, please reach out. You can set up a time here. Can’t wait to chat! Be sure to grab my free guide on how to love yourself with daily affirmations and habits here.

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