I am not a morning person. I wake up to the blasting sound of the alarm clock and probably hit snooze until I can’t hit it anymore times. The dreadful time that everybody has to go to work, school, or any of the above. When I actually do decide to get up out of bed, everything drags behind me. Most mornings, I only have time to grab a granola bar and rush out the door to head to school, but what I’ve learned over the past few years, is that mornings are for you.
Depending on how you wake up each morning or the way you act, sets the mood for your whole entire day. It’s a moment where most people get some time to their self. It’s so important that you get some time to take out of each day to focus on yourself. Since I’m not a morning person, I’ve altered my morning routine to see what’s best for me to make my day better. Each morning is different for each person because it should be what best fits you. The better that you make your morning, the better your day will run more smoothly. Let’s be real, most people don’t have the motivation to get out of bed to get ready, however with this routine, it’s helped me get over my “non-morning self”
1. Get Out of Bed
Firstly, to start the day you must get out of bed no matter how dreadful it may be to you. My alarm clock goes off at 6:45 every morning so that I have enough time to do what I need to be done. To help me get out of bed, I put my phone across the room so that I actually have to get out of bed and not get tempted to hit the snooze button a plethora of times. I used to set about five alarms every five minuets to help me wake up, but I’ve found that setting only one alarms will train you to wake up on time instead of hitting snooze.
2. Open Blinds/Turn On Lights
From sleeping all night in a dark room there should be something more to wake you up. Natural or any light in general should always be a trick to help make you more awake. Sunlight is known to be a mood booster for most people in the mornings.
2. Make Your Bed
Most days making your bed may seem impossible because there is just not enough time in the world. Over a course of a few weeks I actually made my bed each morning and found a nice satisfaction coming home to a neatly made bed.
3. Wash Your Face
It is essential that day and night you clean your face. Who knows what has been on your face all night while you were sleeping? Plus, washing your face gives a big plus or helping wake you up and refresh your skin. After washing my face I like to moisturize my skin with a SPF of fifteen in it to make sure I don’t harm my skin as much as I already do. I use Estee Lauder DayWear every morning.
4. Outfit and Makeup
The night before, I always choose my outfit ahead of time because it helps on the time. With preparing an outfit the day before, helps gets rid any tough decisions that may tire you out even more. Putting on makeup is my favorite part of the day. I feel as makeup is a way of accentuating what you already have and expressing yourself.
Last but not least, breakfast. Truth be told, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Before I start to eat anything, I like to drink a glass of water to wash out the impurities that I’ve had in me. For breakfast, I usually eat some scrambled eggs, yogurt, or oatmeal as I tend to not get as hungry for breakfast meals.
Each person is different and routines should match and be altered to your taste. It is best to start with a one-step routine and when you get the hang of it, start adding more and more until you have your own full morning routine. Do what makes you feel most happy and content. Getting plenty of rest at night also contributes to every morning so remember to get lots of rest. Hope your mornings feel better!
With much love,
The Beauty Bee