I have said it time and time again… but I truly am a morning person. I love getting up early, starting the day with the crow of our rooster and getting things done. It’s been a habit of mine since I can remember and my mom says that I’ve been that way since I could walk. With the new year in full swing, I have been so excited to get going and chugging away on life. You ever have those days where you are totally on the groove to just get things done? Well, that’s kind of been me lately and I’m enjoying it. My morning routine is simple but productive and it helps me get started on my busy day. To keep up the pace with a busy schedule, I changed up my routine just a little this year, to help things run a little more smoothly and keep me on course.
Here are a few of my essential musts for my productive morning:
1. A comfy and cute outfit
One important “must-have” for me when keeping on task is an outfit that I can take from morning to evening (since I’m often running around that much) and that is comfortable. If you recall about a post I did last month, my goal is to dress a little more girly this year… so I’m trying my hand in doing so. I’ve been really loving pairing comfy and loose fitting tops with a pair of trousers or skinny jeans and of course, a cute heel that’s comfy for all day use. When it comes to clothes, simplicity is key for me because I need something that is cute but definitely functional and that will allow me to look good but still be able to chase after the twins if I need.
2. My planner and To Do List
Ah, this was an absolute given, don’t you think? My entire schedule is kept on track with a to do list and my planner. While I love a great digital planner (I also plan via my phone apps), there is just something about writing things down that seems to help me accomplish my task lists more efficiently. I have a plethora of planners, and they each all serve it’s purpose in my daily life. Without them, I would lose track of everything I’m doing and with a very long…. laundry list of things to accomplish – losing track of my schedule would not be a good thing.
3. Beauty Products that I trust to keep me on task
As a mom who’s always on the go, I have found that over the last several months, a more simplistic beauty routine has been ideal for me. With mascara and a lip balm or long lasting lip color – I know I can be out the door and ready in a matter of minutes. But, makeup is just a small piece of those beauty products that keep me on track. The Dove Advanced Care Deodorant has been a must-have in my beauty routine for quite a while and I recently tried a new scent – Caring Coconut, which I’m loving.
Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers me 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus the added skincare benefits of Dove’s 1/4 moisturizers and NutriumMoisture to provide my sensitive skin with softer, smoother underarms. When you’re running around like crazy each day – a great deodorant is an absolute must-have and Dove’s Advanced Care Deodorant has been my favorite for a few years now. This deodorant is one I know and love and I am such a fan of it’s light and feminine scent. As a busy mom, I know that I need a beauty product like this one because it will keep working as long as I am.
An important part of my day and morning routine is water. I’ve been dealing with health issues and trying to get my health on track again, so having water on me all the time keeps me hydrated and helps with my weight management as well. I make sure to drink the minimum amount of water intake each day – starting with first thing in the morning, so this is one important must-have in my daily routine.
5. A little Me Time
This may not seem like an essential part of anyone’s day, but it really should be. I find myself losing focus through out the day if I don’t take at least 10 minutes to myself each morning before I begin work, exercise or running errands. Now, let me be realistic here when I say that it’s not always ideal, but taking a few minutes of time for yourself is necessary. Whether it be to read an inspirational quote (which I make a priority to do each day), or put on your favorite “groove and move” music, it’s definitely a necessity. Gearing up for a busy day is more than just putting on your shoes, you have to get your game face on and feel inspired to keep you going.
So – while each of us have an agenda all our own each day, what kinds of things do you do or have in your morning routine to get your going? Are you a last minute type person or like to plan? Are you someone who just loves mornings as I do? Comment below and share with me.
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