Today I was planning on writing this inspirational weekday morning routine all about the benefits of waking up early, taking time for yourself, and walking out the door refreshed and ready to take on the day. But I can’t because lately this just hasn’t been the case. And that is okay. We do not have to be perfect all the time, and everything you read on the internet is not exactly what it seems. The girl who posted a picture of her lemon water on Instagram could be nursing a bad hangover, or the girl pouring herself a cup of coffee from her Keurig could be running late and not have time to stop at her favorite coffee shop. We just see a small blip of people’s lives on the Internet, so we need to stop comparing ourselves to others. But that is a whole other post…
So for today I am going to share with your my current realistic morning “routine”. This is as real as it gets folks.
5:50AM – First alarm goes off, cat meows hopeful that it is time to get up and have breakfast. Press snooze.
6AM – Second alarm goes off. Snooze again.
6:10AM to 6:30AM – Snooze. Snooze. Scroll through Instagram.
6:35AM – Contemplate how much time it will take me to get ready today. Finally regretfully get out of bed and brush my teeth.
6:40AM – Get out the makeup, plug in the straightener, and turn on the TV. Open up YouTube and put play the newest videos in my subscription box. (Currently loving Tori Sterling and her fitness motivation)
6:45AM – Makeup and hair time.
7:10AM – Fill up my reusable k-cup insert and brew my morning coffee. Feed my cat while it is brewing and get dressed.
7:25AM – Pour the coffee in a To-Go cup, kiss my cat goodbye and head out the door. Put my mellow morning Spotify playlist on in the car and mentally prepare for the day.
So there you have it, my not so glamorous current morning “routine”. It has been a cold and rainy month so far and it is hard to have the motivation to get up and start the day. As the mornings begin to get brighter and the days warmer my goal is to come up with a morning routine that really kick starts my day – and I will be sharing with you my tips to achieve this along the way. But remember, your morning routine is what works for YOU. If this morning “routine” looks similar to yours that is OKAY. You got out of bed, and that is pretty great on its own.