As requested, here is my nightly and morning-ly routine!
Firstly: AM Schedule
Real talk, I get up early as hell and I couldn’t tell you the last time I slept in on a work day. Period. It’s really important for me to workout in the morning and if I don’t get my butt up, I’m not working out. It took me a while to get used to the commute and waking up an extra hour early (actual hell for the first two months), but now that I have a routine I stick to it obsessively. Trying to be a better planner the night before, but most times I’m just winging it.
6:15: First alarm goes off
I’m gonna admit it. I snooze it. Every.time. I either go back to sleep if I’m really tired, or just lay there for a few minutes
6:24: Second alarm goes off
Okay I’m awake, but I snooze again and check my phone for messages, snaps etc. Basically, the haps while I was asleep (cause I also go to sleep super early)
6:33: Third alarm goes off
Get out of bed, make the bed (which involves pulling up the comforter and propping up the pillows lol) and head to the bathroom
6:33-6:45(ish): Bathroom Junk
Wash my face and chug a glass of water (essential). This wakes me up real quick and gets me ready for the workout ahead. I got into the habit of washing my face before I workout and shower. I feel like washing the gunk off my face before I sweat is better than having the night gunk sitting on my face on top of the sweat? Maybe that only makes sense to me. I also have a super dry mouth, so drinking water all the time is kind of unavoidable.
This is a give or take since sometimes it takes me a sec to figure out what workouts I wanna do specifically and/or if i feel like running if it’s my running day. Mondays are always 45 minutes no matter what. Tuesday and Thursday is 30-35 (35 on a good day). Wednesday and Friday could be 30, or could be 40-45 just depends on how I feel. Here’s a post more on my workout routine during the week.
7:30: Take a minute to breathe
This title sounds like my apple watch talking to me. Anyway, I just started doing this again and I really like it. I have the apple watch and on it, is an app specifically just for focusing on breathing. I recommend it just to set some intentions for yourself before starting your day. Again, a struggle because I’m thinking about all the stuff I need to do before work, during work and after work. It’s only a minute, so I try to squeeze it in, no excuses.
Next I head to the shower. Ya’ll know what goes on in there. Then I chug another glass of water and brush my teeth.
7:45-8:30: Makeup, get dressed, chug more water and run out the door.
This is where I kinda struggle because I like to leisurely do my makeup which forces all other things to be quick and rushed. I try to figure out what I’m wearing the next day ahead of time but if you’re a girl then you know sometimes you put stuff on and it looks dumb so you have to try 50 other shirts before you get it right. Sometimes it works, but most times I’m just late and fast-walking to the subway.
And there you have my morning routine!
For obvious reasons, my nightly routine is a little more lax because I have more time, but here’s a definitive list of everything I HAVE to do before I go to bed.
- Drink a warm lemon water
Started doing this a few weeks ago and I really like how it’s been making me feel. Yes, it tastes pretty gross but I’m gonna drink the water anyway so why not give it a little boost? I also drink one of these in the morning while I’m at work before I have coffee.
- After using said lemon half for my water, I squeeze that shit on my face
Okay this is super weird but I just decided to do this one night and tbh it has dried my face up so much and helped a lot with my scars. I’ll give more details in a different post, but trust me its good.
- After normal night junk like washing my face and brushing my teeth, I take my eye makeup off with Coca Butter
This is essentially like using Vaseline, but I already had this and it does the same stuff. My lashes look longer and fuller and stay curled better when I do this instead of using a makeup wipe.
- Attempt to figure out what I’m wearing tomorrow and what workouts I’ll be doing in the morning
New thing I’m attempting to do to save myself from the inevitable power walking to the subway in the morning. Depending on the day, I need to pick out which videos I’ll be doing and in what order etc. This gives me more time to do the actual workout without having to waste time picking videos.
- Journal/write in some sort of way
I have a book that prompts me each day with a question I have to answer. I love it because it forces me to write SOMETHING everyday. I also have just a regular journal that I write in whenever I feel the urge. I also have one that is a prompt for a 1 page short story. This sounds obnoxious since I also have a blog, but the goal is to write a book one day and I gotta work on fictional writing as well as just blogging. I also don’t write in all three everyday cause who’s that put together?
And that’s the routine! I got to bed at 10:30 because I love sleep and am also a g-maw.