Mornings can be hard, but they don’t have to be. Make your mornings a little cozier with these 12 relaxing additions to your cozy morning routine!
Mornings have a pretty bad reputation.
Most of us consider it a win if we can get away with as much sleep as possible before going to work or school. Of course, a handful of minutes leaves little time to plan for a productive day. Haunting us throughout the day are all of the things we didn’t have time for that morning.
Even when we do get up on time, everything feels rushed, one step behind where we need to be. As a result, the rest of the day feels like an impossible game of catch-up.
But mornings aren’t really the problem, and a good morning can actually provide the solution to some of our daily grievances.
Why is a morning routine important?
By the end of the day, our energy is often zapped from work, school, and the other demands of daily life. When we get home there’s this feeling of resentment that we didn’t get to spend any of our day doing what we wanted to do.
When you spend your day living for the needs of others, it creates a feeling of powerlessness that can bleed into other areas of your life.
So if waking up every morning is an inevitability, why not create a comfortable and safe space for you to ease into the day?
Planning out your mornings may seem like a small part of your day. However, taking the time to center yourself and follow a series of tasks will make you feel in control as the day progresses. This way, you’re more prepared when you field those inevitable curveballs.
When you have a morning routine, you know what needs to be done and what comes next. Consequently, you spend little time on guesswork, trying to remember what else you need to do. You will also feel calmer understanding that you have plenty of time to complete your morning tasks without hurrying.
Carving out time for self-care in the morning will energize you and make you feel more in control the rest of the day.
So if your morning routine could use a little more warmth, try adding some of these things listed below for a super cozy morning routine that will have you jumping out of bed!
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1. A Morning Beverage You Love
Start the morning by indulging in your senses when you wake up. There are a variety of beverages to choose from. Choose a beverage that gets you excited. Wrap your hands around the mug, smell the delicious flavors, and take a mindful moment to be grateful for a new day.
2. Soft Light and Candles
There are few things as jarring as bright, blinding light first thing in the morning. Investing in some softer lighting solutions will make your space feel calmer and more relaxing, especially in those early morning hours. You can try a soft lighting strip for more understated lighting, or a remote control bulb with different light settings. There are so many inexpensive options.
3. Comfortable Clothes and Textures
Nothing says relaxation like stepping into a resort-quality robe every morning. Beyond that, investing in comfortable clothes will help you ease into your day. Offset the chilly mornings with fleece-lined leggings and your favorite sweatshirt with fuzzy socks.
4. Warm Blankets
Snuggling up under a warm blanket feels immediately cozy. Doing it in the morning over coffee and your planner feels decadent. Who says you can’t be productive surrounded by all the soft things?
The best gift you can give yourself every morning is enough sleep. Get to bed as early as you can to improve your energy levels in the morning. This way, you can wake up earlier and spend more time doing what makes you feel good before fielding the demands of others.
6. A Hot Shower
Leave you skin warm and buzzing every morning with a calming shower. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, it’s a little bit of self-love that can go a long way. In addition, you can pick a body wash scent that you love for extra motivation and enjoyment.
Instead of reaching for your phone first thing, gently ease into the day with a book you like. Whether it’s the Bible, or your favorite mystery, squeeze in a few pages. If this sounds impossible, pick up an audio book and listen while you progress through your morning. This way, you’ll find yourself working through books effortlessly.
Journaling is a fantastic meditative practice. Start by organizing your thoughts, or use it for goal-setting first thing every day. Think of your journal as your friend that’s always there to support you!
9. Delicious Healthy Breakfast
It’s ok to need a little bit of motivation before getting out of bed every morning. When you incorporate a hearty breakfast that makes you want to get up, it will help you settle into your morning. Plus, it will give you more willpower to turn down that box of doughnuts on your way into work.
10. Gentle Stretches
Combat any morning stiffness with a few gentle stretches when you wake up. This is a great addition to your cozy morning routine because it gets you in touch with your body first thing. Begin with a few gentle stretches, or your favorite yoga Youtube video to get you started.
11. Make Your Bed
We’re all guilty of crawling back into the still-warm sheets for a few extra minutes of rest. Make your bed a little less enticing by making it right after you get up. This will create a cozy and organized feeling in your home, and you’ll have the added benefit of always getting into a made bed before you go to sleep.
12. Review the Plan for the Day
Every morning over breakfast, coffee, or tea, take time to draw up a plan for the day. This can take as little as 3-5 minutes and help you set the stage for a good day. This gives you an opportunity to ensure that you don’t miss any appointments or deadlines ahead of time. Also, you can plan for larger tasks like a test or meeting so they don’t take you by surprise in the middle of your day.
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