Successful Ways to Start the Day ~ Morning Routine

My refined but perfect way to set myself up for success and a zen-ful day. If I can’t do all things I prioritize.

So my full list in order includes:

  • wake up depending on my list for the day (between 730-9)
  • meditate
  • ted talk / flipboard articles
  • yoga
  • shower
  • brush teeth/hair
  • coffee
  • feed / let dogs out
  • breakfast

I have read in multiple articles that to set yourself up for success you must feed you body, mind and soul. That’s why I love the yoga and meditation, and a quick ted talk or daily news article.

If I have little time my condensed format goes as follows:

  • wake up time
  • meditate
  • ted talk / flipboard articles
  • shower
  • brush teeth/hair
  • coffee
  • feed / let dogs out

I know skipping breakfast isn’t the greatest but I usually almost always pick up a bagel on the way to where I am going. But at home I enforce time for a little daily update and some meditation bliss with a coffee. I love sitting in my backyard watching my dogs and sipping my java.

I truly believe if you make time to care for yourself you can stand tall and be successful at work and in your daily interactions.

What do you think?

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Morning Shifts and Makeup

Ok so I work in retail in the back of the store and this does mean 6am start times. So I’m waking up around 4:45/5. Would you put makeup on? My answer is sometimes.

Just like any other student with late nights and early classes. Or parents. Or just about anyone in a rush. What works?

My top quick go to items:

1) BB/CC cream

2) Quick blend of bronzer

3) Mascara

4) Setting spray

I am then a little more put together for when the store opens but also get 15 extra minutes of sleep and who doesn’t love that?

I’m trying a new nyx matte finishing spray so I’ll try it out for a couple days and let you know!