Saturday mornings are my favorite.
I wake up a little late, mosey on over to the kitchen, make myself some coffee + breakfast (or let's be real, microwaved leftovers from the week), catch up on my tv shows, and start my day. All of my morning relaxation and productivity then carries through the rest of the day. It's glorious. Just writing that paragraph gives me feelings. If you want to feel along, check this out. It is what morning dreams are made of.
Recently I came to the (kind of obvious) realization that I could have my Saturday morning feel EVERY morning by making a couple of tweaks and changes to my morning routine. So today, I, an anti-morning person, am sharing with you how to create a more meaningful morning routine that will impact the rest of your day. ARE YOU READY TO START HAVING THE BEST MORNINGS OF YOUR LIIIFE? Let's roll.
DON'T WAKE UP FOR WORK
In the past when I set my alarm, I gave myself the shortest amount of time needed to get ready and get to work/school/an appointment/etc. This meant that my entire morning was solely to get somewhere else, it was an errand. You can imagine I dreaded my mornings. However, I realized that mornings are more than a time to rush and get out the door. It's more than getting ready to go somewhere else. Use your morning to pamper yourself, read a book, exercise, make a good breakfast, and watch how it dramatically changes the rest of your day.
PLAN BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP
This was one lesson my mom repeatedly told me growing up: plan, plan, plan. The less decisions you need to make in the morning, the more time and brain power you can spend on something more meaningful. So, plan out your outfit, your hair, your makeup, your breakfast, your purse/bag, all the way down to the shoes you're going to wear. I know that sounds TEDIOUS, but those little decisions that each take 3-5 minutes do add up and can stress you out when you're in a groggy mindset.
One thing I love about my Saturday morning is that I can move as slow as I want and yet I still feel so productive. I make my bed, throw some clothes in the laundry, clear out my dish washer, yet it all feels so peaceful because there's no rush to get somewhere else. I've started implementing this tactic during the week. I turn on music, I drink my coffee slowly, and I try to complete one errand before I go out the door. Knowing that I have one less thing to do when I come home makes me feel so accomplished before the day has even started.
HAVE A QUIET TIME
Meditating and grounding yourself is so important at the start of your day. I like to give myself 15 minutes to pray and read my bible - to remember that this is the day that the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it. The day then suddenly becomes one big wonderful opportunity that is mine to seize! If you need recommendations on where to start, I enjoy following the reading plan on IF:Equip. Check it out and let me know what you think.
In conclusion, I believe that having a good morning can really jumpstart the rest of your day. Are you ready to have the best morning of your life? Do you have any morning routines you would recommend with me? Please share below.