Self-Care Habits: My Daily Morning Routine

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here’s how I perfected my daily morning routine.

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.
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Working from home takes a lot of discipline and planning. Every week, I make sure to write out a thorough schedule to ensure I stay on track. As a WAHM, there are lots of deadlines that I have to respect: both in the business and in the family/social aspect of it all. I do it the “old-fashioned” way by scheduling everything (yes, folks – manually!) in an agenda: ultimately, this is what keeps me focused.

I understand that with such busy days, it’s important to find my “me time.” I’ve tried it all: baths, days at the spa, dining out with friends. While I enjoy these activities on occasion, I longed for something more consistent.

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.

This is when I figured that a daily morning routine could be both productive and indulgent. I’m a morning person as it is, so getting up well before the kiddo and the hubby already comes natural. It is during these house that I squeeze in some time for myself, enjoying moments of self-care and calmness.

Here’s my daily morning routine:

Self-Care Habits: My Perfected Daily Morning Routine

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.

Get Up, Get Ready

That’s right, the alarm goes off at 5 in the morning (and a second one at 5:30, just in case). I try to get up immediately and dress right away. I used to have this bad habit of only getting completely ready if I had to leave the house. However, I realized that my productivity level, especially working from home, was more successful when I actually felt ready to work.

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.

My Morning Brew

I start the day with a cup of coffee. I usually wait until the boys are awake to have breakfast. This way, we can enjoy our first meal together as a family.

What’s key is that I actually take the time to enjoy my coffee. I remember working in the city and always taking my cup of Joe to go: racing through crowds to get to the office on time. I try to sit back and relax and appreciate my first coffee of the day.

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.

Facial Care

I have grown up with both eczema and very dry skin. Over the years, my doctors and dermatologists have encouraged consistent moisturizing in order to beat the two.

Starting off with my face, I turn to Dr. Hauschka’s products: a German-based skin-care company that uses only the best ingredients and hugely promotes worldwide sustainability.

I have been an active user of Dr. Hauschka products for over ten years. A friend introduced me to their products in college and immediately, I was hooked. Over the course of my childhood and teenage years, I would get flare-ups and dry patches on my face. It’s not until I tried Dr. Haushka’s Rose Day Cream that I noticed my skin calming down and feeling more vibrant.

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.

Ten years down the road, and a huge part of my morning routine is Dr. Hauschka’s Facial Toner and Rose Day Cream. I love how I can spritz the toner all over my face and then pat it down gently with my hands. For the Rose Day Cream, I usually place a small dollop on my fingers and use a motion of small circles when applying.

Fitting it all in the wee hours of the day: here's my daily morning routine.

It may be a small step, but this no-more-than-5-minute indulgence can really feel like an at-home spa treatment.

…and then I’m off! My day is off to a good start because I take that bit of time for me.

What’s your daily morning routine?

Comments

  1. I work from home as well and I exercise every morning before showering and getting ready for the day. I’m much more productive when I follow a routine, including a skincare regimen.

  2. Getting up early has always been key for myself. I don’t do a morning brew. Instead it is devotional time and time for myself. Next I start my routine with shower and getting dressed to start the day.

  3. I love how you have your morning all planned out and that you know what you will be using. As for me I know I need to start taking better care of myself so I need to find a line of Bath and Body products I like. So I can’t wait to check these out and see how I like them.

  4. You have a very good routine. I wish my routine was this well planned out. And I do need to take care of my skin better in these look like they really help you a lot. I will have to try these products.

  5. Facial care is so important to our daily routine. I have not heard of this brand and definitely will be looking into it now, thank you.

  6. These products sound amazing. I can’t wait to give them a try. I typically try to get my morning workout out of the way followed by my warm lime/lemon water.

  7. I really need to do something with my skin in the morning. I normally don’t bother until the evening.

    I am impressed that you wake at 5. I wake at 615 and that’s hard enough.

  8. I always start my day with a cup of coffee and 15 minutes of me time. It can be really helpful clearing some stuff out of my head to start the day fresh. Other than that I’m totally guilty of not enough self-care.

  9. We follow a routine too or we’d be in trouble. I workout after work though and often times shower at night and do more skin care stuff in the evenings.

  10. It’s really important to have a schedule when you work at home so you won’t miss anything important. I thin it’s awesome that you give yourself time to take care of your body!

  11. It’s so nice to be able to do something for yourself each day! It’s perfect for people who are often stressed at work or those who simply would like to take care of themselves more. I really like your routine!

  12. Working from home is always a challenge to adhere to a schedule. You have a really nice schedule where you have consciously squeezed in some me-time. Something to take a leaf from.

  13. This are few tips, but they so so important. I wake up earlier that others in my house to have those 10 minutes with myself, to take my coffee and to gain energy to begin the day!

  14. I have a routine quite similar until the 6 am mark. It is crucial to have set schedules for the day, there really isn’t enough time in a day for everything. Me time is paramount

  15. I really need to implement some more “me time” that doesn’t occur at 10 p.m. I wish I was a morning person and could consistently wake up before my kids.

  16. I need to have a better morning routine. I usually roll out of bed and start getting the kids ready. It would be nice to spend more time on preparing for my own day and not just everyone else’s.

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