5 Wellness Tips on the Perfect Morning Routine

La Casabloga - Sleep - Sept 8-2

Mornings. They are, for many, the most dreadful time of the day as they’re often met with insufficient sleep followed by an unenthusiastic commute to work, etc. Despite the negative press mornings tend to receive, how you start your morning is often an indicator of how the rest of your day will go.

My morning routine is far from perfect, however after finishing The Miracle Morning book months ago, I decided it was about time that I implement a morning routine to help give my day some sort of “order” as soon as I wake up.

My morning routine is pretty simple and probably contains some things that you already put into practice but I just wanted to share these 5 wellness tips on how taking control of my morning helps prepare me for the rest of the day below.

Mornings can be exceptionally brutal. Especially after enduring a hard night’s sleep. For this reason, I try to implement things in the morning that I am excited about and actually enjoy doing so it will make me want to get out of bed.

So, the first thing I do in the mornings is..

  1. Read. There isn’t anything like diving into a good book and I try to commit to reading at least 10 pages each morning. I try to keep on pace of reading at least one book a month, which most of them seem to be self-help books recently. If you haven’t seen my Read N Review posts on my blog yet, where I review the books I have read, you can check it out here.

2. Video. This is something I just started doing a week ago, but after reading, I indulge in watching a TED talk every morning. There is such a diverse range of topics to choose from that I doubt I’ll ever get bored of them. Here is the one I listened to this morning.

3. Write/Journal/Scribe. There are million and one things going through a person’s mind all the time. Why not let some of those thoughts spill out onto paper? Sometimes I’ll write about what’s on my mind, how my day went, and/or what I am thankful for.

4. Exercise. Obviously I had to include this one since staying active is a must for me. I prefer to workout in the mornings to get it out of the way. Don’t have a way to get to the gym or a gym membership? I know the solution to that, because I don’t either! Just workout in the comfort of your own home. I have linked here multiple sources that I use on a daily basis to workout via YouTube videos.

And last but not least is…

La Casabloga-Meditation

5. Meditate. I like doing this right after my workout to get my heartbeat down and helps bring me back to a “neutral” state after a high intensity workout. My favorite apps for meditating are Headspace and Calm.

I have been practicing a daily morning routine since June and try to keep up with it as much as possible. I’ll switch things up every couple of weeks for variety. I found this post to be extremely helpful when trying to decide what my morning routine should look like.

Of course, the above is what I have found to be helpful as I get my day started but yours may vary depending on your interests, needs, wants, and how much time you have. I hope the above was helpful in inspiring you to put a morning routine in place if you haven’t already!

Now tell me, what does your morning routine look like? I would love to know!

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” -Buddha

All my love,
Estrella

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22 thoughts on “5 Wellness Tips on the Perfect Morning Routine

  1. Joe says:

    I like your morning routine. It is both physical and cerebral. I will try to incorporate some of your ideas into my mornings. I admire your perseverance and wish you many excellent days in the future.

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  2. Paige's Page says:

    I always start my day with taking my dog on a walk, it’s my favorite ritual. I also love writing in the mornings too (really anytime of day but it does make for an exceptionally good start to a morning). I can’t wait to check out the sources you linked for at home exercise, I also work out from home. SaraBeth Yoga on Youtube is great for yoga videos!

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    • lacasabloga says:

      I’ll check her out! Thanks for the recommendation. I do really want to start practicing yoga at home more often. And yes, starting the day off with a morning walk with your furry friend is a great way to do it. What do you normally like to write about? I love journaling in the morning, usually about what is on my mind and things I’m grateful for.

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      • Paige's Page says:

        Well perhaps I should call them inspirational reminders haha as they don’t necessarily roll off of the tongue as nicely as other quotes I have read. One that I wrote a couple of months ago was
        “Life is short
        Learn to enjoy it
        & not mess it up
        & not be too hard on yourself
        …All at the same time”
        I wrote this one with a humorous heart and realize not everyone will see the humor in it as I have kind of a dry sense of humor. Of course we should enjoy life and its okay to make mistakes if we can learn from them but some mistakes do cause us more harm than good. I feel like the challenge in life is to do all of these things even though the last two can sometimes contradict each other.
        Thanks for listening! 🙂

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      • lacasabloga says:

        That quote is a great reminder that we all do make mistakes and it’s okay because we are only human. Love that quote and it did make me smile. In today’s age, we have to juggle doing a lot of things at once so it’s a lot to carry on our plate but you are indeed right about enjoying life most importantly!

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  3. wendyjennings1610 says:

    I really enjoyed reading that post. My morning routine is very similar, I don’t read though because if I started I wouldn’t be able to stop! The quote is a great reminder that it’s OK to start again when we’ve made mistakes.

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