I was sitting on my chair that is by my computer desk and was deciding what my next blog post should be about.
Then it came to me like a freight train, I should talk about my awesome morning routine.
Now I know that it is a little different than what I usually post on here but I thought of why not share what my morning routine is and maybe someone will get value from this and maybe try out some of my routines.
So I said screw it and started working on this blog post.
But before I get into it, I’m going to tell you that I’m going to tell you one thing that I do in the morning and explain it in detail so you know more of what I do in the morning.
Now, let’s get right into my morning routine.
My Morning routine During The Week
I decided to break it up to two parts, my morning routine during the week and my morning routine during the weekend.
I did this because I have school during the week so there is only so much I can do in the morning before I go to school.
I’m a senior right now so this will it will change when I graduate from school which I can’t wait.
I also get more time in the morning to do my routine on the weekends than during the week because of school.
Now, my morning routine looks like this,
- get out of bed
- take a hot/cold shower
- breathwork for 5 minutes
- write down what I’m grateful for
- write down 5 affirmations
Now obviously I’m going to talk about them in more detail which is what I am going to do right about now.
1. I get Out Of Bed
The first thing I do in the morning is that I get out of bed. I usually wake up around 6:15 even though I’m supposed to wake up at 6:00.
I aways attempt at waking up at 6:00 but I never do.
I either wake up 30 minutes before or 15 minutes after 6 o clock rolls around.
Though I do stay up until 11:00 pm usually so maybe I would have to go to bed earlier.
I also just lay on my bed for a little bit because my bed and blankets are so comfy and I don’t feel like getting up in the morning.
2. I Take A Hot/ Cold Shower
When I go take a shower, I usually take a hot shower first.
After a while, I will force myself to turn the shower cold.
I don’t mind if I take a cold shower in the summer because it’s hot and cold showers usually feel good during that type of year, but it’s winter right now and the shower is extra cold when you take a cold shower.
Though I persevere and take a cold shower anyway, I feel refreshed and overall good after I take a shower.
I usually am in the shower for about 15 to 20 minutes.
I know that it might belong, but I like my showers in the morning.
3. I Do Breathwork For about 5 minutes
After I take a shower I do breathwork for about 5 minutes.
there are a lot of breathing techniques that you can do.
The one that I do is where you breath in and it fills up your belly and then you breathe in and fill up your chest and breathe it all out.
I repeat this for about 5 minutes and after that, I go into my next morning routine which is writing down things that I am grateful for.
I sometimes hear some binaural beats while I’m doing breathwork too.
If you are new to breathwork and you want to see the benefits of breathwork, then make sure you go check out my blog on the benefits of doing breathwork.
4. I Write Down things I’m Grateful For
I right down specifically 5 things that I am grateful for.
I write them down on a piece of notebook paper.
I have been doing this for about 5 months and I can tell that writing down 5 things that I’m grateful for has helped me be more thankful for what I have and to keep me in a positive attitude most of the time.
I used to do 10 things I’m grateful for but It took a lot of my time and I started to wake up later during the school week so I shortened it to 5 so I can at least do it and have time to do other stuff before I go to school in the morning.
5. I Write Down 5 Affirmations
Right after I write down the things that I am grateful for, I then write down my affirmations.
If you don’t know what affirmations are then let me explain it to you real quick.
Affirmations are very similar to affirmations except instead of saying I am you say It is normal for me to…
People use affirmations to make the thing that they desire or want normal for them to have.
For example, if I want to be abundant, then I will say that it is normal for me to be abundant.
Though it is important to say it consistently and that you believe that it is normal for you to be a certain way.
Anyway, I write down 5 affirmations.
Like the things that I’m grateful for, I used to write down 10 but now I only write down 5 for the sake of time.
Right now, I’m focusing on wealth and doing my passion and adding value to other people so I right down affirmations that are according to those three.
I would recommend if you are writing down affirmations to do a certain theme around them.
This will make it easier to make those certain things normal in your life.
Morning routine During The Weekends
Most of the things I do in my morning routine at the weekends are the same as my morning routine during the week except they are longer.
Though I do have some in here that is not a morning routine but rather stuff that I usually do during the morning.
My morning routine during the weekend looks like this.
- I wake up
- I take a hot/cold shower
- breathwork for 10 minutes or meditation for 20 minutes
- write down what I’m grateful for
- Write down 10 affirmations
- Work on blog post or website
- post my blog on social media (if done)
Now I am going to talk about my morning routine in more detail. Let’s get right into it.
1. I wake Up
Usually, on weekends, I wake up at around 8 or 9 o clock in the morning.
And to keep in mind I stay up until 12 o clock usually unless my parents say to go to bed earlier.
Like I did during my week morning routine, I usually sit in my bed for a little bit because of how comfy I am at the moment and I don’t feel like getting up.
Eventually, though, I get up, gather up all of my clothes that I want to wear in the day, and head to the bathroom to take a shower.
2. I Take A Cold/Hot Shower
Like I mentioned in the first half of this blog I take a combination of a hot and cold shower.
the only difference is that I take longer showers during the weekends and I take hot showers the longest as well.
I usually take anywhere between 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
I know that it is a lot of time but I enjoy my showers.
I take less time during the cold part of my shower but I’m slowly taking more time on my cold showers and I am thinking that eventually, I will take only cold showers.
I take cold showers during about 1/3 of my shower time because of the benefits of taking a cold shower is.
I don’t want to talk about the benefits of it but if you are interested, then I would recommend to check out this video on the benefits of cold showers.
3. I Do Breathwork For About 10 Minutes
After I take a hot/cold shower, I then do breathwork for about 10 minutes.
I do the same breathing technique as I mentioned before, I breathe in through my belly, breath through my chest, and then breathe out through the nose.
The only difference from the one I mentioned before is that I do it in a longer time.
I usually feel really good and calm after I do breathwork.
If you are asking why do you do breathwork instead of meditation?
Well, I do breathwork instead of meditation because I get in a calmer state easier and faster while doing breathwork instead of meditation.
Since that is the case, I will be able to have more time to do other things as well.
4. I write Down 10 Things I’m Grateful For
I write down 10 things I’m grateful for.
I try to write down different things that I am grateful for so I don’t say the same old thing every time and I want to expand on what I am grateful for that I have right now.
This doesn’t take me long to do.
It usually takes me about 3 to 5 minutes to do.
If you get the chance, I would highly recommend you do this.
You would be more grateful for what you have and not take things for granted.
5. I write Down 10 Affirmations
After I write down 10 things I’m grateful for, then I write down 10 affirmations.
I keep it the same theme as I do during the week but I expand it or add a few more words in there.
This allows me to make it feel normal to be a certain way or a certain way like being normal of getting stuff done or being normal of being efficient and so on.
Now, I will talk about something new that I don’t do in the morning during the week because of the sake of time.
6. I Work On Blog Post
Sorry if the last few were a little boring to read.
But now I get into some stuff in my morning routine that I do not do during the week because of the sake of time.
Even though this isn’t a morning routine, I still work on my blog post in the morning so I thought I should mention it here.
After I write down my affirmations I then work on my blog post.
This could be either working on a new blog post or finishing a blog post that I was working on the day before.
I even work on it at school sometimes (during the week of course) after I get the school work that the teacher assigns done and over with.
I’m even doing it while I’m making this blog post right now so ya.
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7. I Post My Blog On Social Media
Once I am all the way done with my blog post and post it on my website, I then post or share my blog on Social media.
I currently only use one social media platform for my blog posts and that is Pinterest.
I used to use twitter but I saw that it wasn’t working so I just stuck with Pinterest because I have seen that I was getting results from there.
Who knows, I might decide to give twitter another try or maybe try facebook out as well.
What I might Implement Into My Morning routine
I was thinking of implementing something else into my morning routine during the weekend and that is yoga.
I did yoga in the past but I stopped doing because the yoga mat was really dirty.
I got a mat cleaner on my birthday so I can clean the yoga mat now and I did just about 2 days ago.
I just did some yoga last night and I enjoyed it.
Though I’m thinking if I want it to be a nightly routine or a morning routine, I have not decided yet.
Update: I now do yoga for about an hour now in the morning. I really enjoy it and is a little bit intense but I like the intesity. It made me relize how out of shape I am.
Well, that is my morning routine during the week and weekends.
I hope that it serves as some sort of value and interest to you.
I might talk about my nightly routine pretty soon, so make sure to watch out for that.
If you have any questions or you want to share something about your morning routine than make sure to comment down below.
I will reply to you as soon as I can.
I hope that you guys are having a good day today.