Hello, my friends! I hope you are having a great week. On Instagram I asked what you would like me to talk more about on my accounts and a lot of people said they want to see more daily things. That’s why I thought I am going to talk a little bit about my morning routine.
Hope you enjoy!
Starting the day right: Praying
First things first, I pray for my family, friends and our current situation. It gives me a lot of hope which is exactly what I need to start a new day.
My mom always prayed with us when we were little and I always enjoyed it. Love that I keep up with this habit.
Let’s start our morning calm: Meditation
I’ve been mediating on and off for about five years now and am at a point in my practice that when I am stressed or trying to fall asleep I automatically start counting to ten. It’s very calming and one of the meditation techniques taught by Headspace (the app I use).
Usually I do a ten minutes meditation right after I wake up, to start calm in the morning. Their ‘Today’s meditation’ is one of my favorites.
My favorite part: Working out and Stretching
Back in summer, I was in a very good morning workout routine and with the new year I wanted to get back into it. So, now I do a 30 to 60 minutes weighted at home workout. It’s a great energy booster and makes me feel strong. I think I talked about her before but Sydney Cummings on YouTube is my favorite trainer at the moment. Her workouts are challenging and the perfect length for me.
Moreover, I try to stretch for about 20 minutes to work on my flexibility after my workout. It just makes me feel so so good 🙂
Getting ready for more productivity
Getting ready is a huge thing for me. I love putting on makeup and a real outfit. Even though I am at home all day at the moment it’s what I need to start my day and be productive.
Morning ritual: Making coffee and listening to a news podcast
Another thing I’ve been doing for so many years is journaling. I think I had my first journal when I was nine, maybe ten. Since then I’ve been journaling every year and it helps my overthinking brain to destress and relax.
Morning reading: Read for 30 minutes
If I don’t have a seminar or lecture at 8am, I try to read for about 30 minutes in the morning or listen to an audiobook. This way I can prioritize my reading and get it done for the day.
I really hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite part of your morning routine?
Have a lovely week, Franziska ♡