How To Create a Self-Care Morning Routine

I’m the last person to give advice on getting up early…

Typically, I’m rushing out the door like a crazed maniac, my coat half on and half off, with a water canteen in one hand and my gargantuan tote bag on the other arm. I end up huffing and puffing like a sad big bad wolf and vowing to wake up earlier from here on out.

If this sounds like you, you understand my dilemma. Mornings can be horrendous! They can knock you in the stomach before you have even had a single sip of coffee.

This is where self-care morning routines comes into play. My favorite part of having a self-care morning routine is that they are truly all about you and what you need.

The concept is quite simple:

You create a short list of tasks that focus completely on your own self-care to complete every morning and you intentionally set aside the time for these tasks. Easy peasy.

If you are willing to give it a shot, I promise that you’ll love the  benefits of having morning rituals. Just starting your morning with self-care and mindfulness can set the tone for an incredible day.

Truth time:

You will have to wake up a little bit earlier. I know…that is easier said than done. Believe me, I know.  It may be a challenge at first if you are a mindless zombie first thing in the morning like I am.

The thing is, you will actually want to start waking up a little earlier once you have something to look forward to.

One of my tricks that has helped me wake up earlier was to have an accountability partner. I ask a friend or relative to call me or physically wake me up. For me, I’m more willing to wake up when someone is expecting me to.

Ready to get started?

If you are ready to take the plunge into practicing self-care with a morning routine, take out a sheet of paper or notepad on your phone. Think of 3-5 things you can do in your mornings that focuses completely on your own self-care.

What matters to you most? Is there something that you could do just for you before the rest of your house wakes up? Close your eyes and visualize that one thing that could help alleviate stress, worry, and anxiety.

I have a few suggestions if you are in need of some ideas for your own morning routine. These are some things that work for me and make my mornings more bearable.

8 Ways to Create a Self-Care Morning Routine

1. Hydrate like the Goddess or God that you are…seriously, drink some water first thing when you wake up. I try to drink at least 8oz of water before I even get out of bed. I fill up my water canteen the night before and leave it on my nightstand.

2. Listen to an episode of your favorite podcast, an audiobook, or a few of your favorite songs. Create a playlist on Spotify specifically for your morning rituals with upbeat music to get you in an awesome mood for your day.

I also enjoy listening to audiobooks while I’m getting ready. The current audiobook I am have been devouring is Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. It’s like having your big sister or bff giving you the best pep talk in the world.

3. Snuggle with your significant other or your pet. Don’t think about your to-do lists. Don’t look at your phone. Just be present for a little while and enjoy the closeness of your loved one.

4. Stretch or do some yoga/pilates if that is your thing. Sometimes I just stretch my hands to the ceiling and touch my toes in the morning. It can be as simple or complex as you like.

5. Write a morning page or journal for a few minutes. It doesn’t have to be anything profound or thought provoking. Just something to set the intention and tone for your day. I like to jot down a few positive phrases or a gratitude list in my journal before I start planning my day with to-do lists and schedules. I use a hardcover notebook to journal.

6. Smell with your favorite scented candle or put some energizing oils in your diffuser. My favorite diffuser is the Jasmine by Stadler Form. I use it nearly every single day especially during my morning routine. I love to put lemon eucalyptus or orange oils in the diffuser first thing in the morning while my coffee percolates.

7. Savor a cup of coffee or tea and sit with your thoughts for a few minutes. I’m super guilty of scrolling Insta or watching pointless videos on YouTube while I’m trying to wake up. Sometimes it’s better for our mental health if we stave off our technology use and just enjoy the taste of your favorite beverage.

8. Read and enjoy the quiet of the early morning. This is my ultimate favorite thing to do in the morning. I love love love to read for about 30 minutes when I’m waking up or read on my morning commute if I’m riding with my carpool. I never make time to read during the day and I’m always too tired to read before bed. It’s nice to have a little quiet time to read before my day starts and the craziness begins.

Let’s chit chat in the comments! What does your self-care morning routine look like?

Follow:

**Just FYI: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links-that's a fancy way of saying that I get a little credit for making a product recommendation. It doesn't cost you any extra to order through the links. As always, I only recommend products that I have actually used and think you will enjoy.**

29 Comments

  1. January 7, 2019 / 1:45 am

    In cases like this, you need to go for a rather simple picture frames.
    A vector path, no matter what the twists and turns are,
    may well be more elastic and scalable. The gallery also serves enormous events coming from
    all aspects of the globe.

  2. August 5, 2019 / 11:39 am

    Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  3. August 19, 2019 / 11:51 am

    Very interesting subject , appreciate it for putting up.

  4. August 19, 2019 / 1:34 pm

    Great line up. We will be linking to this great article on our site. Keep up the good writing.

  5. August 20, 2019 / 2:16 am

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such excellent info being shared freely out there.

  6. August 20, 2019 / 4:04 am

    You have mentioned very interesting points! ps decent site. “By their own follies they perished, the fools.” by Homer.

  7. August 20, 2019 / 5:22 am

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read something like this before. So nice to find any person with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the web!

  8. August 20, 2019 / 7:38 am

    I believe you have mentioned some very interesting details , thankyou for the post.

  9. August 20, 2019 / 9:57 am

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank you for your provided information.

  10. August 20, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

  11. August 20, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Awsome site! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also.

  12. August 20, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  13. August 24, 2019 / 10:44 am

    Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  14. August 24, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    Very great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!

  15. August 24, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks

  16. August 24, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I’m not sure exactly why but this site is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  17. August 24, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    I have recently started a website, the information you offer on this web site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  18. August 25, 2019 / 12:44 am

    Hello my friend! I wish to say that this article is awesome, nice written and include almost all vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

  19. August 25, 2019 / 2:02 am

    Good V I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs as well as related information ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, web site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task..

  20. August 30, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    I like this weblog so much, saved to bookmarks. “American soldiers must be turned into lambs and eating them is tolerated.” by Muammar Qaddafi.

  21. September 5, 2019 / 12:32 am

    Hello there, simply turned into aware of your weblog via Google, and located that it’s really informative. I am going to be careful for brussels. I will appreciate when you proceed this in future. Many other folks will be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  22. September 13, 2019 / 2:40 am

    naturally like your website but you have to test the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to inform the truth then again I will surely come again again.

  23. September 14, 2019 / 7:42 am

    Those are yours alright! . We at least need to get these people stealing images to start blogging! They probably just did a image search and grabbed them. They look good though!

  24. September 14, 2019 / 7:26 pm

    A person essentially help to make seriously posts I would state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I amazed with the research you made to make this particular publish incredible. Wonderful job!

  25. September 16, 2019 / 4:53 am

    But a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style.

  26. September 17, 2019 / 4:11 am

    I believe this website contains some real fantastic information for everyone. “Loving someone is easy but losing someone is hard.” by Shelby Harthcock.

  27. September 18, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    I like the helpful info you provide on your articles. I will bookmark your blog and take a look at again here frequently. I’m moderately certain I will learn plenty of new stuff right right here! Good luck for the following!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *