What My Mornings Actually Look Like

My morning routine is very important to me, and I like to keep it Consistent. my morning routines evolved depending on where I was living and what I needed the most to take care of my wellbeing before heading out the door.

Since middle school I’ve had a fascination with morning routines, watching every guru on YouTube start their day with lemon water, skincare, stretches, and oatmeal. I would write in my journal a timetable of how I would spend each minute  getting ready for school. As the years went on, my morning routines evolved depending on where I was living and what I needed the most to take care of my wellbeing before heading out the door.

From living in Switzerland, Budapest, NYC, and back to my hometown, my basic formula for waking up has stayed relatively the same. First is simple skincare, then a cup of coffee, moving my body, a moment of stillness to pray or read, and a balanced breakfast. I focus on getting a big dose of self care in the AM, so no matter where the rest of my day takes me I start feeling strong and nourished. Here’s my exact routine, with all the little details that make a huge difference!

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5:02     Wake up to Post Malone - ‘Wow.’

I’m not kidding guys, I actually set my alarm to either Drake or Post Malone (my poor husband). For some reason rap gets me out of bed better than any other genre! Why 5:02? Because life is too short to wake up on the hour.

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5:05    Simple + Quick Skincare

I repeat - keep it simple. Ain’t nobody got time for a 10-Step Korean Facial at early hours in the morn. I like to splash my face with cold water then swipe out and up with a micellar water cleanser (no rinse required). Finally I dab on some hyaluronic acid serum, rosehip face oil, and a coconut water mist. Skincare done ✓

I have found that I can sleep with my hair in waves and wake up ready to go in the morning. Morning routines are important to me and I am usually awake at sunrise, or before!
This is the rose gold hair pin that I use to keep my hair fresh and ready to go!

5:10    Take out French hair pin.

This rose gold hairpin has changed my life. I used to re-curl my locks every morning and goodness gracious - what a waste of time that was. The night before I twist my beach waves into a low bun, slide the hair pin through the center, and when you wake up your waves will be perfectly preserved and ready to roll out!

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My mornings consist of taking a few gummy chews to help my body each day be the best it can be.

5:15    Beauty Water + Vitamins

Next I head to the kitchen and grab my giant mason jar. Fill it with filtered water and add a dash of hydration boost. Then I take my daily vitamins - two capsules for hormone balance and four gummy chews for overall wellness.

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How can you get ready without some morning coffee? I love having coffee to wake my up and it has become part of my morning routine
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5:20    Superfood Coffee

For my morning coffee, I have been adding two superfood ingredients - collagen and maca. Just sprinkle ½ tbsp of collagen powder and 1 tsp of maca into your milk and mix it up! I use a milk frother and warm almond milk in the microwave before adding the powders.

I wake up early so I have time to add Yoga into my day. I am out the door with my yoga mat soon after waking up and having a routine helps me get out the door on time

5:30    Get ready for yoga.

Since it’s below 30°F most days during winter in Pennsylvania, I bundle up and walk outside to warm up my car while I finish getting ready. Then I put on my favorite ivory yoga bra and leggings set and grab my cork yoga mat!

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5:35    Pack post workout nutrition.

The night before, I’ll prep a green smoothie with protein and pop it in the fridge to grab in the AM. My go-to recipe lately is my mint cacao chip smoothie from my Beauty Blend E-Book! It seriously tastes like eating mint chocolate chip ice cream for breakfast.

, I’ll prep a green smoothie with protein and pop it in the fridge to grab in the AM. My go-to recipe lately is my mint cacao chip smoothie from my Beauty Blend E-Book! It seriously tastes like eating mint chocolate chip ice cream for breakfast.

And I’m off! Minimal, efficient, and effective steps to start your day with intention and positivity.

After an hour of yoga, I take some time to slow down and meditate. I like to meditate (focus on my breath) for about 5 minutes, then spend a few minutes praying and giving the day to God. Before I get out my laptop and begin working, I make sure to plan out my schedule with my planning diary and jot down my goals for the day. Slowing down to align your heart, soul, and mind is an extra step you can easily skip - but I notice such a difference when I make it a priority.

What is a non-negotiable part of your mornings? Coffee, a workout, reading? Comment below and let me know!

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