A lot has changed the past year of my life. Working full time, moving, planning our wedding, getting a dog, now getting a cat. I have so many more responsibilities. Here I am today to show you what a productive morning routine looks like for me.
It all starts at 7 AM when I wake up to see my dog staring at me. I get up, chug some water, and get slightly more presentable before I head out the door with Mustache for our morning walk. When I’m not productive I’ll just take Mustache for a shorter walk and get back into bed to read. Currently I’m reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (for the first time since middle school) or some fanfiction. If I’m too tired for even that I’ll just close my eyes a little longer and listen to Audible (currently loving Game of Thrones).
Then comes skincare and general hygiene. Currently I’m oil pulling (thanks for the tip on this Shannon Sullivan) to whiten my teethe and prevent cavities. While I swished the oil around my mouth I washed my face with a Bare Minerals cleanser, then applied Citrus Clear Moisturizer (c/o) mixed with a bit of Turmeric to help fight acne and inflammation. For my neck and chest I applied a Antipodes serum (c/o). Check out my last skincare routine featuring Antipodes if you are interested.
Then, I tamed my hair. Since I was just working out today and not going anywhere special, I braided my hair.
I normally only wear makeup one – three times a week. Usually when I’m going to wedding appointments, seeing family, or filming a video. For day-to-day life and quick errands I’m always makeup free.
Now onto some cleaning. Cleaning really helps pass the time and it soothes me nerves. The 20 minutes of oil pulling is finally up so I head downstairs and have breakfast. I love eating pancakes in the morning (especially Blogilates two ingredient pancakes) but today it’s just some cereal while I write in my planner.
Last, on a productive day I’ll work out. I always feel better about myself when I’ve done some sort of exercises. Today I focused mostly on stretching and strength training.
It’s 9:30 AM by the time I’ve finished all of these tasks. My morning is officially over and it’s off to work. I’ll change into “normal” clothes and get working on blogging, emails, and then work for omghow.com.
What does a normal morning look like for you?