Are you a night owl or do you actually enjoy waking up early? It’s safe to say that a lot of people struggle with getting up in the morning, especially during the winter months. Still, the morning is a very important time of the day as it will determine how the rest of your day will go. Let’s face it, if you get out on the wrong side of the bed, it’s hard to turn that around throughout the day. So why not start your day off right with a self care routine? This will get your body and mind ready for a fun, productive and positive day. In this blog, we will guide you through an easy 15 minute morning selfcare routine that you can easily incorporate into your mornings!
Step 1: Five-minute skincare routine
The first thing you’re going to want to do when you get out of bed is waking yourself up properly. Wash your face with cold water to wake yourself up and start the day off with a clean face. This is where your five-minute skincare routine comes in. A few must-haves to incorporate into your daily skincare routine are a foaming cleanser, exfoliant, eye cream and a moisturiser with SPF. It’s important to clean your face in the morning with a foaming cleanser to get the dirt from the night before off your face. Exfoliating is useful for removing dead skin cells and activating your skin to renew them. After exfoliating, you should always apply a moisturiser with SPF to be protected from the UV rays during the day. Even during the winter, UV rays can still damage your skin so you should wear sunscreen at all times. If you’re looking for an easy five step skincare routine, you’ll find one on our blog.
Step 2: Five-minute meditation
Now that your skin feels brand new, it’s time for a five-minute meditation which helps you to calm your mind, stay focused and leave out any worries you may have. If you’re new to meditation, there are a lot of helpful videos on the internet that will guide you through your first few sessions. By starting your day with a meditation session, you will notice a big difference in your mental wellbeing during the rest of the day. Also, a positive mindset and good mental health can help your skin to be more clear, glowing and healthy-looking. Being present in the moment can help to set priorities and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. You will be more productive in your professional and private life as a result.
Step 3: Two-minute stretch
Now that your face and mind are ready for the day, we cannot leave the body out. After an entire night of laying in bed, your muscles might feel a bit tight. Time to fix this with some stretches! Start off with a simple overhead stretch where you try to extend your arms to the ceiling. You can do this either standing or laying down, whatever you prefer. Go into a downward dog to get a great stretch in your hamstrings and slowly move into a cobra stretch, where you stretch your abdominal muscles. Finish off with a child’s pose and you will be ready to conquer the day!
Step 4: Journal your thoughts and goals
The final step in our fifteen-minute morning selfcare routine is to journal our thoughts and goals for the day. Now that you’ve gotten ready for the day, it’s important to set goals for yourself. What do you want to achieve today? Or is there anything on your mind that requires more attention? By writing it all down, it will help you to clear your mind and focus on what’s really important. Buy yourself a cute journal that will motivate you to write in it every single day. It should become an automatism to start your day off by writing in your journal. A pro tip? Always answer this question when you’re journaling: what are you grateful for today? We guarantee you, this will help you to start every day on a positive note!