One of the best ways to ensure a good day is to have a solid morning routine. A morning routine can help you wake up and focus before starting your day. It can help bring balance to your life when things get a little chaotic. A common misconception is that a morning routine needs to be long and complicated. In reality, it should be tailored to who you are as a person. At SOBA Hibiscus we encourage living a balanced life, locking in a consistent yet flexible morning routine can help you find some balance in your life. Take this time to focus on yourself and check in with your body and mind. This is a great way to make sure you are taking care of yourself while also taking care of others. Here are a few basic building blocks to help you create a morning routine that works for you.
1) Wake Up
It’s important to wake up with enough time to fully get ready so you’re not rushing out the door, and falling out of balance. Stressing about being late is never fun. Now this doesn’t mean that you have to wake up at 5:00am every morning except if you have religious obligations or you meditate during this time. Let’s say it only takes you an hour to get ready, 20 minutes to get to work, and work starts at 8:00am, your wake up time should be around 6:30 am. Use this concept to determine how long you need to get ready and how long it takes you to get where you need to go.
2) Set Your Mood
It is important to start your day with the right mindset. A great way to get the good vibes flowing is by setting your intention. How do you want to show up today? If you're into journaling like myself, try writing your intentions and affirmations down. These affirmations can be as simple as “I’m a kind person”, “It’s going to be a good day”, “I know what I’m doing”, or “I am right where I need to be.” These simple words can help you feel better about yourself and your day to come. A positive mindset equals a positive life. Each day we have the choice to either see life with all its flaws or the choice to see life with all its endless possibilities. The choice is yours.
3) Get Ready
The idea of “getting ready” is a very vague concept and is different for everyone. Some people like to shower in the morning as a way of waking up and staying clean. If you don’t like showering in the morning (maybe you shower at night), consider washing your face to wake your mind and body up. If you have a skin care routine, this is where you would insert it into your full morning routine. One of the most important steps of getting ready is brushing your teeth and keeping an overall great personal hygiene. Pick an outfit that makes you feel confident and embodies how you perceive yourself or want to be perceived. Getting ready can include doing your hair and makeup if you choose to wear makeup. Whatever you need to look put together and confident.
4) Eat Breakfast
We all know the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It has some truth to it. It’s important to eat something in the morning to make sure you are fueled for the day. Some easy meals to make are avocado toast, overnight oats, or scrambled eggs. Breakfast can also include a drink. This could be water, coffee, juice, or hibiscus tea. Try completing your morning routine with a nice refreshing SOBA Hibiscus drink.
5) Head Out
Before leaving, double check that you have everything you need. This could be making sure that you have all your textbooks and binders for school or checking to make sure you have your computer for work. Once you are ready to go, head out for the day or turn on your computer if you are working from home or school. Now you can start off your day nice, calm and prepared.
Make your own personalized morning routine with our simple SOBA Hibiscus guide and share your progress in the comments below.
By Kelli Kamphaus