Ever feel like it’s hard to get out the door as the mornings get darker and the weather a little colder? I feel you, babe. But here’s a secret: Better mornings start with routine. Having a morning routine will make you feel more energized, grounded and feeling like you can face your day head on.
Here are four simple ways to use a routine to simplify your mornings... Because a better morning sets the stage for an amazing day.
wakeup routine: set your alarm for the same time each day
I know it's hard to get out of those warm sheets in the morning. But if you set your alarm for the same time each day (yes, even on weekends and days off), you’ll make it so much easier to take on your day because you’ll train your body to wake up around the same time. Plus, getting out of that warm cocoon at the same time each day will help strengthen your willpower! Win/win!
morning routine: find a morning ritual
It’s important to get grounded and relaxed with a morning ritual before you take on your day. Even if it’s just taking five minutes to sip a cup of tea, a morning ritual will help to relax and ground you, so you’re ready for whatever your day brings. Try finding 5 minutes to meditate, jot down what you’re grateful for, catch up on the day’s news or even squeeze in a quick workout.
grooming routine: start in the shower
What you put *on* your body eventually ends up *in* your body. That’s why it’s so important to start the day with products that are plant-based and free from chemicals. The best place to start is on your bod—because your skin covers the largest surface area. Our amazing body washes are made with organic ingredients and boast a perfect “0” score on the Think Dirty App. They’re super hydrating thanks to their high aloe content—and can be used as shampoo or shaving cream in a pinch. Plus, the invigorating mint scent will give you even more get up and go power to take on your day.
breakfast routine: high performance breakfast
Sleep is like a time machine to breakfast. You with me? Here’s a recipe for a smoothie you’ll actually crave—and best yet, it packs in amazing nutrition from mango and spinach, healthy fats from avocado and coconut milk, a spicy kick from ginger, and an optional protein boost. Blend it up and pour it into your vessel of choice and bring it along with you!
green energy smoothie
1-2 cups coconut milk
1 cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen avocado
1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach
½” of fresh ginger
1 scoop fermented organic vegan proteins+ by Genuine Health in vanilla
1. Put all ingredients into the blender.
2. Blend and serve.
The more you practice your new morning routine, the less you have to think about it and the easier your day becomes. Go get it, babe!