I really enjoyed my time at home during quarantine, maybe a bit too much! 😉 I shared in a recent post that I got a little too comfortable during quarantine and I am really working on a summer reset to get back on track. Here’s a look at my morning routine that’s helping me stick to my summer reset and feel my best!
7:29am ALARM GOES OFF
I always set my times to end in 9, it’s my favorite number 🙂 I usually snooze once or twice and then getting going. I am trying really hard not to reach for my phone as soon as I wake up. Instead, I say my prayers and journal my gratitude. Then drink at least 12 ounces of water. This is kinda hard on an empty stomach but it’s getting easier!
I started the Chloe Ting 4 week Summer Shred Challenge and it’s HARD. But I’ve been practicing listening to my body and so on some days, I am just doing a slower paced yoga or going for a nice, long walk instead. For me, the most important thing is just to move my body!
9am SHOWER, SKINCARE + AFFIRMATIONS
I don’t wash my hair very often but depending on how sweaty I got, I may have to wash it (which takes forever….) If not, then I do a body rinse and move on to my skincare routine. Right now, I am focusing on using Vitamin C in the morning and sunscreen! One of my favorite life hacks is to say affirmations as I’m applying skincare.
10am PROTEIN COFFEE or OATMEAL
I shared my recipe for both of these here in this post, and I just alternate based on how hungry I am and whether or not I am doing intermittent fasting. The protein coffee keeps me full for HOURS. Like legit, HOURS. But if my workout was super hard or I am just really hungry, I kick off my day with oatmeal.
10:30am SOCIAL MEDIA
If all has gone according to schedule, this will be the first time I’m checking my phone in the morning!
11am EMAILS + BEGIN WORK
I sit down to check my emails and begin my work day around 11am.
Noon WALK + GREEN TEA
Again, I’m really trying to move my body all throughout the day so about once an hour or so, I get up and walk around for the duration of 3 songs. It’s a nice, quick break from work and helps recenter and refocus. Plus, I make a green tea (usually iced) which is full of antioxidants.