30 Ideas To Help You Build A Perfect Morning Routine

July 16, 2019
A woman is stretching as she is waking up in the morning to start her morning routine

Tired of wasting your mornings and not starting the day off right? Missing out on the benefits of great morning routines? It’s time to spice up your mornings! How so? By building a badass morning routine aka the perfect morning routine! Believe it or not, your morning routine plays a huge role in your daily life. Your morning routine can either help you successfully prepare for the day or it can help you sabotage your day. Yep, your morning, your choice! Therefore it’s important that you build a morning routine that will help you prepare, achieve, and be the best you! So, if you want to revamp your morning routine, here are 30 free ideas to help you build the perfect morning routine. 

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SET THE TONE FOR THE DAY IN THE MORNING

I’m a huge believer that your mornings set the tone for your day. Whatever you do in the morning will bite you in the butt during the day. If you have a great morning, your day will resemble it. On the other hand, if you start the day poorly, your day will most likely end that way (well, unless you’re able to miraculously kick out of a rut during the day!) So setting a positive tone at the beginning of the day is a must.

“Good morning is not just a word. It’s an action and a belief to live the entire day well. Morning is the time you set the tone for the rest of the day.”

BUILD GREAT MORNINGS 

Although it seems easier said then done, it’s very possible to build great mornings! And the best way to do so is by following some sort of routine. 

Routines help you develop habits, be consistent, and stay focused. 

So, if you’ve never created a morning routine before, click here to learn how to create one! 

THE PERFECT MORNING ROUTINE

While there are many great morning rituals we can all do, not all of them are ideal for everyone. What works for me, may not work for you. And vice-versa! So, a perfect morning routine is a morning routine that works for you.

My version of a perfect morning routine may differ from yours. Even a morning routine that may have worked for me a year ago, may not be ideal or perfect for mw now. The thing about morning routines is that they aren’t meant to be static. Morning routines are meant to change as you grow. 

Therefore, there is no such thing as a perfect morning routine model. 

A perfect morning routine simply consists of great morning habits that work for you and your schedule while contributing to the current stage of life you are in.

30 MORNING ROUTINE IDEAS:

Before I share the 30 morning rituals you can add to your morning routine, let’s quickly recap what we’ve discussed so far.

RECAP:

  • Your mornings have the power to set the entire tone for the day.
  • You are capable of building a great or poor morning.
  • There is no such thing as a perfect morning routine that everyone can follow. However, everyone is capable of creating a morning routine that’s perfect for them.

Do you understand now why you should take your mornings seriously? I hope so!

Alright, it’s time to get to the list! Are you ready? I am. 

30 MORNING RITUALS TO ADD TO YOUR MORNING ROUTINE: 

1. Divide your morning tasks with alarms.

Set up at least three alarms to divide up your morning tasks. 

Set an alarm to wake up, an alarm during half of your morning routine, and an alarm at the end of your morning routine! 

2. Tidy up first things first.

Make your bed as soon as you wake up. 

This will help you not want to crawl back into bed.

3. Try oil pulling.

Have you ever heard of oil pulling? It’s a great way to improve your oral health. All you have to do is swish a tablespoon of olive oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes. 

4. Whiten your teeth.

Work for those pearly whites by whitening your teeth. Try out whitening strips!

5. Pamper your skin.

Start off your day with a good hydrating face mask. You know your skin loves it. 

6. Practice more self-care! 

Put oils on your skin and hair, paint your nails, take a bubble bath, etc! 

7.  Brush your teeth.

This ones a bit obvious, but it never hurts to throw in this reminder, right? Brush your teeth before and AFTER you have breakfast. 

8. Relax.

Put some music on and take a long relaxing shower.

9. Give yourself a “cold awakening”

Wash your face with cold water – this helps wake you up! 

10. Organize your workspace.

Set a positive tone for the day by tidying up your bedroom or workspace. An organized workspace will inspire you to be more productive. 

11. Dress to impress (yourself, duh!)

Choose a pretty outfit and rock it (even if you’re working from home!)

12. Play with your makeup, or don’t. 

Do your make-up or keep it natural (curl lashes, put on moisturizer, lip balm, etc)

13. Do your hair. 

Blow dry it, straighten it, curl it or put it up in a cute messy bun. 

14. Put pen to paper.

Write down positive affirmations and things you’re grateful for in your journal.

15. Feed your mind.

Watch inspirational videos on YouTube – TED talks /  listen to motivational podcasts.

16. Learn something new. 

Practice a NEW language on Duolingo! (It’s free)

17. Read.

Read 5 pages of a book.

18. Don’t miss the daily Bible verse!

Read the daily Bible verse on the Bible app. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes. 

19. Say hello to Pinterest.

Go on Pinterest, find inspiration for the day, and pin away.

20. Take a moment to not do anything. 

Play your favorite song and don’t do anything until the song finishes – enjoy the moment.

21. Take your vitamins.

Drink multivitamins for your health and beauty!

22. Treat your skin, hair, and nails to collagen.

Take collagen supplements with a cup of tea! 

23. Hydrate.

Drink a full glass of water.

24. Drink a glass of something.

Drink black tea, chia seeds water or lemon water! 

25. Don’t skip breakfast!

Make your OWN healthy breakfast.

26. Prepare yourself a bowl of goodness! 

Add your some fruits and nuts in a bowl and eat it while completing your other morning routine tasks. 

27. Get your legs moving. 

Go on morning walks, power walks or runs.

28. Train your muscles early in the day.

Exercise for 20 minutes!

29. Stretch your body.

Even if it’s only for 10 minutes, go on a yoga mat and stretch your body. 

30. Plan for the day.

Use your planner or (create on here if you don’t have one!) and plan your entire day out. 

Did you find these ideas helpful? What is the one morning ritual that you can’t live without doing? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

GABBY

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Comments (8)

  • Geraldine

    July 17, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Oh man there are so many good ideas here Gabby! I am most interested in using a face mask and making a nice homemade breakfast. Or drinking tea! There are so many nice ideas here. I can’t imagine wanting to work out in the morning hahaha although I’m sure that would really wake me up and get ready to go! Thanks for sharing!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    1. admin

      July 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      Glad you liked them, girl. Haha, I prefer working out later, too! But, if you have the time and energy, why not (:

      GABBY

  • jade bevan

    July 18, 2019 at 4:20 am

    wow thanks for sharing! im going to save this! i need this in my life!!

    Jadieegosh

    1. admin

      July 19, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Yay, happy tto hear it! You’re welcome (:

      Gabby

  • The Newbury Girl

    August 1, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I love the idea of starting my day with journalling/planning, exercising, and obviously sometime for doing hair and makeup. I’m hoping that during this month in between semesters, I’ll be able to develop a better routine for myself. I’d love to read more too – maybe I’ll try reading a few pages every morning instead of waiting until the end of the night when I’m already tired lol.

    1. admin

      August 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      Haha, yes! starting our mornings right is KEY 🙂

  • Annelize

    August 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I’m one of those people that just fall out of bed into the nearest dress and out the door, but I would love to have a more grown up routine. There are some fantastic ideas here and I’m definitely going to give some of them a try. Thank you for sharing! 😀

    1. admin

      August 7, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Haha! that used to be me too, girl! But I find that routines are so helpful, so now I can’t live without them. Thank you for reading! xo

      GABBY

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