A productive morning routine: everybody wants it, but few can master it. A morning routine doesn’t have to be intimidating, though! It’s okay to keep your routine simple and sweet, as long as it makes you feel happy and ready for the day. Instead of committing to an unsustainable, excessive routine that only lasts for a week (we’ve all been there), try implementing these five easy steps. This short routine will only take you around 15 minutes, so you can feel collected and prepared even when you are short on time.
Don’t underestimate the impact of a clean scent in the morning. No matter the current state of your home, a lit candle can make your space feel instantly cleaner and spa-like. If a candle doesn’t do it for you, try a diffuser, your favorite lotion, or some perfume.
Don't be afraid to keep your morning skincare routine simple: cleanse, moisturize, sunscreen. If you are feeling luxurious, treat yourself to a face mask. Whatever you choose to do, you won’t regret dedicating some time in the morning to take care of your skin.
Before you leave the bathroom after your skincare routine, look yourself in the mirror and take a moment to recite a couple of positive affirmations. It might feel awkward or unnecessary at first, but you'll learn to love it. Positive affirmations only take a few seconds and have the power to change the whole trajectory of your day. If you’re new to this, consider using a selection of positive affirmation cards. What do you have to lose?
Make Your Bed
You’ve been told to make your bed before, so this tip will likely come as no surprise. It might feel like a big ordeal, but it actually only takes a couple of minutes. A tidy bed will make your entire space feel organized, even if it isn’t. It may help your motivation to have pillows, comforters, and throw blankets that you love and want to display.
Put Your Phone Away!
Keeping your phone charging on your nightstand until you finish your routine is the elusive secret to a productive morning routine. Your mind will feel more alert for the rest of the day when numbing, mindless scrolling isn't the first thing you do in the morning. You have your whole day to be on your phone! Spend the first half-hour of your day alone with yourself.
What's the most important step of your morning routine?