You’re scrolling through YouTube, and you come upon a video with the title “My Morning Routine.” You watch the video all the way through, and this person seems to have literally the perfect ideal morning routine. They get out of bed early with no trouble, they make the healthiest breakfast possible, do their daily tasks, and stay as clean and organized as can be. They seem to get everything done in order, and the morning breezes by so easily for them.
…Andddd here you are, struggling to even get out bed, managing to throw together a decent breakfast, and the rest of the day just goes however it chooses to go from there. Why do their mornings go so perfectly and yours just, don’t?
Lemme share a little secret. Nobody’s routine goes exactly the same every single day, and everybody has their own ideal routine that works amazingly just for them, even though it may not work for someone else.
I used to be super intimidated by seeing all these other teen girls sharing their own amazing morning & night routines, and seeing that my day just wasn’t like that. Well, what I didn’t realize was that my routine wasn’t supposed to be the same as someone else’s. Everybody has a unique routine that will help keep everything organized, cleaned up, stress free, healthy, and will give your day a great start and end.
I myself use these exact steps to create and switch up my own routines, and I guarantee that they are super easy and it’s so much fun creating an amazing Morning, and Night routine just for you! Making a fresh, new routine for anything is so healthy, and it’ll make everything so much more enjoyable. : ) So you don’t need to stress over your mornings & nights being unorganized, or just uninteresting! Today I am here to help you out with my complete guide to creating the best routines you can. Use these simple steps to create the perfect morning routine, night routine, or both, just for you!
Alrighty, let’s go! 😉
Step 1. Visualize
By this, I mean to visualize what you want in your routine, and why you are making a new, better one. Are you doing this because you want to be healthier? Better organized? Less stressed? More free time? You are going to want to base your new morning, or night routine off of these things, because this will help with adding and taking away things from your ideal routine. You may want to write these things down. Actually, making a new routine can help so much with all of these things! Once you have visualized what you want the outcome to be, it’s time for the next step.
Step 2. Lay Out
Grab a pen, and paper, and start with scribbling down all of the absolutely necessary things in your routine. Things like making breakfast, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, making your bed, doing whatever work is to be done, and whatever other obvious things that are always apart of your morning or night routine. Once you’ve done that, you should now add the things you would like to include in your new routine that you didn’t have before. Like making a new time to wake up and go to bed, getting in some exercise, time for writing, staying away from your phone, bible study, spending time outside, making your bed, what tine etc.
Be sure to take note of things that need to be done in the morning and at night. Pick a good fitting time of morning that you want to wake up. For example, if you have work at 6:00 am and you want extra time to do things before you leave, you may want to set your alarm for a few hours earlier, rather than 30 minutes before you have to get out the door. Or if you just have schoolwork, or an early day event, just try and wake up as early as you can, while still getting plenty of rest.
The whole point of making a great routine just for you is to make time for yourself, take everything slow, still manage time well, and to start and end your day in the best way possible!
Step 3. Organize It
Look at all the random scribblings you have written down of all the things you need to have in your routine, along with the things you want to add/take away from it, and start organizing those in order of exactly how you want your routine to go. Try and make sure you are very SPECIFIC. Instead of just listing “Self Care”, try listing it as “Brush Hair, Shower, & Do nails.” This isn’t necessary, but it does help me to be more organized and envision what I need!
Example routine list:
- Wake up at 4:30 am (Stay off of phone!)
- Daily devotion in bed
- Make a good breakfast
- Hop in shower with music
- Brush teeth & Do hair
- Get dressed
- Look over to do list
- Work for 1 hour
- Take a break and come back to it
And the list goes on from there! One thing that I like to do with my routines, is to be very flexible. It does get kind of boring doing the exact same things every single day, so I like to be as flexible as possible and switch it up sometimes!
Example would be, one morning I do Prayer, Breakfast, self care, and then start on schoolwork. Then, if I want to make things a little different, another morning I’ll switch up that order a bit! It keeps things interesting whilst still staying in order, so I definitely recommend switching up the order of your written routine to experiment a little with how things work. Just use the different orders of your routine to switch it up some days!
And that’s how you create an amazing routine just for you folks! You should now have your own unique routine, that works great around your daily life! I really hope that these tips helped you out, totally let me know if you have any questions and give me your thoughts on this!
Now, onto the final part of this post. 😉
My Peaceful & Productive Summer Morning Routine:
- Peacefully and slowly wake up at 7:00, and drink water first thing.
I just love the feeling of peacefully opening your eyes and seeing the morning light peeking through your windows. I love knowing and feeling that God calmly and slowly woke me up for another morning, just with his gentle whisper. (Well, that and my alarm going off.) It’s so soothing to sit up in bed and just acknowledge how beautiful a new day is. I drink water first thing in the morning because you go a very long time through the night without water, so it’s very good to hydrate when you wake.
- Jesus Time (Thank him for waking me up, and just talk with him in bed.)
I like to sit in my bed, and start my day off with talking to Jesus. It really brings me such joy and peace to be able to have a conversation with him, and know he’s listening to every word. Jesus is my best friend, and I love taking time to pour my heart out to him.
- Open my blinds & windows. Grab my bible, and notebook, and do some peaceful morning bible study on my floor or in my beanbag chair by the window.
I love that moment in the morning when you get to open your windows and you just get this beautiful explosion of calm light. If it’s warm outside, I like to open my windows to let air and the sounds of the morning in. I love sitting by my window or spread out on my floor to do bible study, I normally read my chapters on my daily bible reading schedule, and take notes on things that stood out to me.
- Put up my hair, and hop in the shower with my morning worship playlist.
I put my hair up in bun, and hop in the shower to wash up. I don’t actually wash my hair every day and you can check out my post right here about it! I also love having some morning worship music playing from my speaker.
- Clean my face, and moisturize skin.
To clean my face, I use witch hazel. It helps get rid of extra oils, blemishes and red spots, and it feels really soothing and replenishing to your skin! I also like to use a little bit of lotion on my skin to moisturize it.
- Get dressed, brush out and do my hair, & put on mascara.
I’m trying to get into the habit of picking out my outfits the night before, because I gotta admit it does sometimes take awhile for me to pick my OTD haha! I then take down my hair, and brush it all out. If i’m feeling super productive, i’ll even do something with my hair other than just leaving it down, and i’ll put on some mascara.
- Do nail care if needed. File, trim, and moisturize nails.
My nails and cuticles get super dry, which slows my nail growth, and makes my nails super brittle! So I like to use a Tea tree oil nail saver to moisturize, and strengthen my nails. Sometimes i’ll paint them too, to keep them protected.
- Sit in front of my mirror, and recite my positive affirmations.
Positive affirmations really boost my confidence and thoughts in the mornings. I like to sit in front of my mirror by the window, and look myself in the eyes while reciting my positive affirmations aloud. They really bring me joy, peace, and self esteem for my day. I am currently working on writing about the effects of positive affirmations, as an upcoming post.
- Make a healthy and hearty breakfast, & say good morning to Tanky Baby. ❤️ (my Doggo)
I love having a delicious breakfast. My breakfast usually consists of things like yogurt and granola, sausage, sweet potato, zucchini, brussel sprouts, caramelized onions, eggs, toast, mushrooms, strawberries, bananas, and alot more. Haha, I know it probably sounds super weird to be having that kind of stuff for breakfast, but it is so good to have alot of colors on your plate!
- Make tea, & Start my schoolwork at the kitchen table.
I occasionally like to treat myself with some tea while I work on my schoolwork. I boil the water, let the tea packet seep for awhile, add maple syrup and cashew milk, then pour it over ice in another cup.
- Take a brain break halfway through school, and go spend time outside.
Taking breaks in between work is really beneficial for me. I can get really frustrated with schoolwork sometimes, and taking a break helps me with that. Getting outside as well really clears my head and freshens my mind so I can come back to work and be focused. When i’m outside I either bike, skate around the street, or sit and write in the sunshine.
- Finish my Schoolwork, & put it away.
Once I’m finished with my main work, I put all my supplies away and start on my other daily work!
- Put on my headphones, make my bed, clean up my room, & start on daily chores
Chores are so much more enjoyable when you’ve got a nice bop playing! I always have my headphones with me when I’m cleaning up. I start with picking up my bedroom, and then doing the other chores i’m assigned to that day.
- Free time! No phone until later.
After this is mostly free time to myself, and I like to wait until about early afternoon before I grab my phone. Staying away from my phone for awhile gives me room for creativity throughout my day! Sometimes at this point i’ll work on blogging, or get some other small things done on my to do list.
Thanks a bunch for checking out my latest post here on Sunshine & Rain! I’d love to chat with you guys down below, and totally let me know your thoughts on this. I really enjoyed putting this together, and I can’t wait to start working on the next upload. xD Have a nice day beautiful, you deserve it. See ya later dudes! ✌❤