In this post: No more excuses. Here is a quick 10-minutes morning routine that can easily fit anyone’s schedule, even if you’re a busy bee. Take these 10 minutes every day to create a more fulfilled life filled with purpose and positive thoughts.
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Creating a Quick Morning Routine That Works
Hi girls, how are you today?
Looking to create a powerful morning routine that works for your life and schedule?
In fact, creating a morning routine doesn’t have to feel complicated!
If you’re a regular reader at La Belle Society, by now, you’ve heard about the many benefits of creating a morning routine and how to create a self-care routine that is easy to follow.
In fact, the morning routine I’ve created for myself has truly enhanced my daily experience, making waking up early more and more pleasing every single day (my friends call it the Palombini rituals).
My daily morning routine gives my day a sense of structure and helps me to be more intentional about how I want to feel.
Do you make time for self-care in your daily morning routine?
Some people have the luxury of leisurely mornings, while others consider themselves lucky if they are able to finish their coffee before rushing into a hectic commute.
I understand that all of our days and schedules are different, so I’ve shared my morning routine in steps that only require ten minutes of your time to inspire you to take action, regardless of how rushed your morning might feel.
If taking on this entire routine seems like too much, then I encourage you to simply pick one or two steps to practice and build from there.
After all, the simpler your morning routine is, the more likely you are to stick to it and reap the benefits (and you can always adjust it as you go/ whenever you have more time at hands to spare for yourself).
A Simple 10-Minutes Morning Routine for Every Schedule
1. Wake with Gratitude
So simple, yet extremely powerful.
The moment you wake up, choose to fill your heart with gratitude by simply saying “thank you” (silently or out loud) before getting out of bed.
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I like to place my hands over my heart when I do this. By starting your day being thankful and saying it out loud puts you in positive outlook for the day.
I understand the feeling of dread and overwhelm, especially when things don’t seem to be going well (such as my constant tech issues with my blog that make me wanna give up every so often). So what I also like doing is writing things that I am grateful for and I read them out loud a few times until I realize how far I’ve come since I started.
This puts some perspective into my mind when negative thoughts seems to be trying to bring me down.
Bonus tip: Smile while you do this step.
2. Make Your Bed
At the risk of sounding like a nagging parent, I’m going to go ahead and encourage you to make your bed first thing in the morning, every day.
This is because making your bed will give you a sense of control over your entire day! You had the time to make your bed, so you must be on top of things.
It sounds silly, but it works! Don’t worry about being meticulous, just do your best and get that bed made before moving on to the next step.
Plus, how good is it to arrive home and find your bed looking nice and made?
3. Find the Light
While you may not wake up with the sunrise, it’s still very beneficial to allow sunlight into your room as soon as possible after you wake.
This will send signals to your brain that it’s time to start shaking off that sleepy feeling. Make letting the light in a part of your morning routine.
Open your curtains and take a breath as the sun touches your face.
If you live in a place where sunlight is limited, I read a great tip from the book Feng Shui that Makes Sense about installing full-spectrum lighting (an artificial light that closely resembles light from the sun).
Also, even if you live in cold places, be sure to open the windows to allow new, fresh air in and the old stagnant air out. Keeping windows closed traps in pollutants. The simple act of opening a window—even in cold weather—can reduce this pollution.
Also, according to Feng Shui principles, having fresh air flowing through the house removes stagnant energy, as well as (literally) blowing out the cobwebs. Do this for just 10 minutes each day and you’ll feel a noticeable shift in the energy of your home
4. Choose a Scent
Choose a fragrance to pair with your morning routine.
Scents have a way of creating connections in our brains in a spectacular way. Our brains are wired to react to smells. Fill your room with the scent of your choice to help signal that it’s time to wake up and get the day started.
Another option is to make a quick room spray with an aroma diffuser, why not?
5. Choose a Beverage
The next step in my morning routine is to choose a beverage.
Chances are this is already part of your morning. Some of us reach for coffee, while others may opt for tea, a fresh orange juice or warm water with lemon.
However, the key here is to enjoy your beverage with mindfulness.
Once your cup is filled, hold it in both hands, and take a deep breath. Then take your first sip and allow yourself to be fully present, if only for that first sip.
Bringing intention and presence to your morning beverage elevates it into a more meaningful part of your day.
6. Choose a mantra
The thing I do as a part of my morning routine is to choose a mantra for the day.
This step is very powerful in helping you to establish how you want your day to feel. You can repeat your mantra throughout the day when you need a little reminder.
Some examples of mantras are:
- All is well.
- Today is my lucky day.
- I am blessed
- Everything is working in my favor today.
Tip: Open up a fresh page in your journal and write your mantra.
You can also write your mantra on your bathroom mirror with a whiteboard marker so that you can see it every day.
If you’re not a visual person, saying the mantra to yourself is just as fine. It’s also totally acceptable to simply repeat your mantra to yourself while brushing your teeth.
All is well.
7. Make a Morning Soundtrack
All my music lovers out there might already know that rising to music is one of the easiest ways to set the tone for your day.
Choose songs that are upbeat and can ease you into the day is a positive way. I listen to my soundtrack every morning, and sometimes I’ll continue listening in the car during my commute.
You can also look for pre-made playlists. Spotify (or whatever music service you use) has some great morning themed playlists to choose from. If a playlist seems like too much work, simply choose one song to be your theme song for the morning.
Might I suggest, “Here Comes the Sun,” by The Beatles?
… and that’s it! With just a few easy steps, you’re on your way to a more meaningful morning.
- Awake with gratitude
- Make your bed
- Find the light
- Choose a scent
- Enjoy a beverage mindfully
- Choose your Mantra for the day
- Listen to your morning soundtrack