When you wake up, what is the first thing you do? Do you turn over, get your phone and do a little Instagram scrolling? Or do you get up and turn on the morning news while getting ready? Or maybe your mornings are a bit different everyday. At least mine used to be. I’d probably do a little Instagram scrolling or catch up on missed text messages, or I even might look at my email (a big no no.)
It wasn’t until I listened to my “friend in my head” Hey Fran Hey’s podcast Friend Zone, that I started to make a conscious decision to make sure my mornings prepared me for the rest of the day. So I decided to make a routine that would do just that. What I didn’t realize was that by waking up to text messages and social media post, I was allowing other people’s energy to set the tone of MY day, without me even realizing it. For example, have you ever woken up to a negative text from your significant other and from that simple text your mood is already brought down a couple notches. Or if you see something on social media that may spark a little envy, that may trigger you to go through the day a little off. And to be honest, life is already hard enough without all that.
So ONE important thing I decided to completely cross out of my morning routine is… you guessed it, phone usage. No looking at text messages, social media post and definitely NO emails. I will only use my phone to check the time. By eliminating my phone useage I’m allowing myself the option to set the tone of my day before allowing outside influences to. And while sometimes things may not go exactly the way you want them to, at least you’ll have a little more control.
Now here’s my morning routine that gives me the gusto to take on the day.
Prayer & Gratefulness: When I wake up I automatically break into prayer. It’s usually me thanking God for the wonderful things he has done in my life, including simply waking me up that morning. I mean, it’s so great to be alive. What an opportunity!
Wash Face: Then I roll out of bed and wash my face with Cetaphil (great for oily skin). A splash of water always does a good job of waking me up. But to top it off I rub a cold piece of aloe vera gel on my face to form a mask and then I wash it off. Aloe Vera also does wonders for the skin.
Coconut Oil Pulling: Next I oil pull for about 20 minutes. This usually happens while I getting ready for a workout.
Workout or Walk: I absolutely love getting a walk or run in the morning. There is just something about that morning breeze. I plug in my earphones and coincide my vibes with the music. I go from praising God with my Fred Hammond’s Pandora’s station to Running the World w/ Beyonce. LOL It’s true! But honestly, when I’m walking I also usually take this time to really talk to God once again. What can I say, I just love Him.
Breakfast: And of course, you all know I love to eat! So I make sure I have a healthy filling breakfast. This usually consist of oatmeal or a smoothie. All while watching Good Morning America.
Work on MY Business: After I eat, I do about 30 minutes of social media post for Fitty Fattys. It’s always nice putting something into my business at the beginning of the day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and productivity when I get to add some sort of value to MY business.
Car Ride Vibes: After I shower, brush my teeth and throw on my clothes, I hop in the car and I keep the positive vibes going. I make sure to have positive and MOTIVATING music all the way to work. The thing is, I have huge dreams and I have to keep my vision clear in my mind, so I never lose my way. So on this ride to work, I envision my dreams as reality and pray to God for direction.
So that’s it guys. What does your morning’s look like? Do you plan on changing anything? If so, why?
I hope this post helps!