Let’s face it, mornings can be tough, especially when you’re a mama (what is sleep again?? LOL!), but I have a list of 10 simple morning routines that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and energized … well, at least for me! The best part about these routines is that they are super simple and you can start them as early as tomorrow! You can choose to do all 10 of them or you can pick a few that you like best, and stick with them!
1. Drink Water
Before you go to bed make sure to have a big glass of water on your nightstand ready for you when you wake up! As soon as your alarm goes off, drink your entire glass of water. After a good night’s sleep your body is dehydrated so drinking a large glass of water not only helps to rehydrate your body but it also fuels your brain and helps combat that groggy feeling!
2. Have a Mug of Hot Lemon Water Before Coffee
After you’ve hydrated your body with your glass of water (and before you dig into that first cup of coffee) pour yourself a mug of hot lemon water (for an extra kick add some cayenne pepper to your water!), hot lemon water helps to flush the digestive system and the Vitamin C helps with collagen production for healthy skin and nails! If you add the cayenne pepper to your water, this helps to stimulate your circulatory system! Lots of great benefits in one little mug, hey?! LOL!
3. Pump the Tunes
Nothing gets me more fired up in the morning than blasting 80’s country!! Press play on your favourite playlist, have a mini dance party and get on with your day!
4. Use Invigorating Products
Try to use shampoo, conditioner and shower gel that’s made with invigorating ingredients to wake up your senses! The Refreshing Lemon Bath and Shower Gel from Avalon Organics is a great example, the shower gel uses a plant-based formula that contains lemon essential oil (along with vitamin E, aloe, and botanical cleansers) that help to refresh your skin all while awakening your senses with the citrusy lemon scent!! Avalon Organics Revitalizing Peppermint Bath and Shower Gel is great for dry skin and the peppermint essential oil helps to wake up and energize your mind AND body!!
Ps. If you want to check out more Avalon Organics products that I’ve reviewed, make sure to check them out here! I like Avalon Organics for the fact that they are both vegan AND cruelty-free (huge win for me!) and their products are made from plant-based organic ingredients!
5. Sleep With Your Blinds Open
Waking up to the sun is the best because it allows you to wake up slowly and naturally as it gets brighter and brighter in your room rather than being startled awake by an annoying alarm clock!
6. Brush Your Teeth
Have you ever brushed your teeth as SOON as you get up?? It’s insane how much it wakes you up … and I mean, who wants lingering morning breath anyway?! LOL!
7. Make Your Bed
Have you ever heard the saying “Messy bed, messy head”?? It’s a real thing! If you get into the habit of making your bed first thing in the morning you will be surprised by how accomplished you will feel early on in the day! Getting one simple task done first thing helps set the tone for your entire day!! Here’s hoping I can teach Leo this at a young age … lol!
8. Leave Your Phone Alone
Refrain from checking your phone in the first hour of your morning … this includes checking Instagram! This is YOUR time to set your day up for success if you check your phone first thing you’ll more than likely start reading emails and getting antsy for the day. Start your day on your own terms, not one someone else’s!!
9. Essential Oils
Put a drop of peppermint essential oil in your palm, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your nose and take three deep breaths … trust me, it is nothing short of energizing!!
10. End Your Shower with a Cold Blast of Water
Toward the end of your morning shower, turn your water as cold as you can handle and try to stay under the chilly water for one minute, it’ll help you become more alert by energizing your nervous system!! Try it … don’t be scared! LOL!
Do you already do any of these routines?? Was there one that you do that I haven’t listed above? If so, make sure to share it with us below!
Thank you Avalon Organics for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.