โ˜€๏ธ MORNING & NIGHT ROUTINES ๐ŸŒ•

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I wrote about few self love practices the other day. Following that, I want to share what worked for me as morning and night routines โœจ

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Why have a morning or night routine?

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In the morning, it sets you up for a good mood to start the day. In the evening, it helps you rewind and have a better quality of sleep. Youโ€™re using your energy and body a lot more efficiently.

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๐Ÿคฉ Having a morning routine ๐Ÿคฉ

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For the last 6 years, Iโ€™ve been trying loads of things as morning routines. This is what I found that works for me. 

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Now I do this:

- I wake up, check my temperature for Natural Cycles. Yes this has became a thing ๐Ÿ˜ It is a natural birth control method.

- I make my bed. It sets you up for already feeling good for completing a task, productivity etc.

- I brush my teeth, wash my face etc

- I do yoga for 20 minutes. Check out downdog app - alternative - 15 squats and 30 sec plank

- I do my morning pages. 3 pages of brain dump for around 30 minutes - if not 15 minutes โœ๐Ÿผ

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You might say, I donโ€™t have 30 minutes in the morning to fluff about. Start with 10 minutes, do that for a week then add another 10 minutes. For your wellbeing, happiness and inner peace. Even writing 10 mins as a restart can do sometimes. See what works for you.

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I used to be very controlling with this having a full on routine lasting for an hour. Then I went to the other side of the spectrum and had no routine whatsoever for a year. 

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Some days when I donโ€™t have time, I skip the yoga and write for 10 minutes. Donโ€™t beat yourself up with this.

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Best thing you can do in the morning is not checking for your phone UNTIL after breakfast. Sometimes I do that and it feels great. These days, I check it after writing, before breakfast ๐Ÿ˜Š

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๐Ÿ˜ด Having a night routine ๐Ÿ˜ด

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Itโ€™s nearly impossible to increase your quality of sleep when you dive into your bed just after working on your laptop. An hour calmdown is the best, if you canโ€™t do that half an hour will do too. 

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This is what I do now:

- I start with taking a bath sometimes, definitely not every night.

- I read a fiction book or novel. This helps your mind to rewind.

- I have warm milk with honey. I had it every night as a kid, I still love it. If youโ€™re not into milk, try apple cider vinegar in tea and honey ๐Ÿฏ

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Even reading a fiction book for 10 minutes with chamomile tea is a night routine. Keep it simple to start with.

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There is no morning and night routine polices. If youโ€™re naturally a more driven person, start with one step a day, do that for a week before adding everything else. Otherwise it becomes just another to do list. Donโ€™t be hard on yourself.

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If youโ€™re naturally a more going with the flow person, make sure you do one thing whether itโ€™s journaling or moving your body. This will activate the part of you that is more likely to finish tasks. Not having a routine is a routine as well, you donโ€™t have to rebellious against yourself about this, itโ€™s for your own wellbeing.

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I would love to hear what you find works for you as a morning or night routine ๐Ÿ˜ 

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Feel free to comment below and share this if you found it useful โœจ

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Loads of love to you ๐Ÿ’›

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