Time to get it together, they said….
Let’s be real, getting up in the morning can be HARD AF! Am I right? I know for me, challenging myself to wake up 4 & 5 AM, has been a tough one in itself, but one of the reasons I put myself up for that challenge (and I challenge you) is so I can start the day off with a BANG!
When I was working at Fat Burger Grill in 2016 (for like two weeks lol) I had a customer at the bar, sparking up a conversation with me. We somehow brought our conversation around to the time we woke up in the morning, I mentioned I started the day around 7:30 AM and didn’t officially get out of the house till 10 AM. His response was pure shock… He told me half the day had already passed. I honestly never thought of that way…
I don’t think you need to wake up at a specific time, but whether you wake up at 5 AM, 7 AM, or 10 AM, allow yourself to dedicate a few hours to yourself each morning to complete a morning routine that fills your cup up! And make sure it works for YOU.
Below I wanted to share my morning routine, which hopefully helps sparks your inspiration to create your very own routine that sparks you up!
Let’s get this morning routine started….
My morning wake up time varies depending on what I have planned that day - For the days I get my early morning hustle on, I wake up at 4:15 AM
On the days I want to start off HOT, but don’t plan to work super early, I like to set my alarm to 5:30 AM
If I don’t have anything planned for the day, or if I worked super late the night/morning - My natural alarm clock doesn’t go off till 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Fun Personal Fact:
Ever since I was a kid, my natural alarm clock always goes off around 7 - I remember being in the first grade on a weekend morning at 10 AM, being so grateful I could actually sleep late. I was always the first one up in the house, always!!
Once I know my wake up time, I’m able to list out all the tasks I’d like to complete that morning.
When I created my own personal list (which I’m about to show you), I browsed Pinterest & youtube for morning routine ideas, to see which tasks would fill my own cup.
Search youtube and Pinterest for “Morning Routine Ideas” - For YouTube, I typed in the specific time I’d like to wake up next to. Example - “4 AM Morning Routine”
After you’ve listed out all your tasks, it’s time to put them in order & figure out how long each task will take. Once you have that you have your official morning routine!
For ordering your tasks, you might want to think “What will light my fire first?” & “What will continue my fire” - This will help a ton to dig deep into what you want.
Now here we have it….
4:15 AM -
Wake Up + Vitamin & Water
4:20 AM -
Play Lofi & Meditate + Journal
4:30 AM -
Go To Gym
(sign in to rideshare otw to gym)
4:45 AM -
Start 30 Min Treadmill Workout -
12 incline - 3 speed - 30 min
(thanks lauren for the idea!! she's from youtube)
(sign into rideshare otw home)
5:15 AM -
Hygiene Routine, Get Dressed, Makeup
5:40 AM -
5:45 AM -
Sign Into Rideshare
(read + listen to music while waiting)
8:00 AM -
Sign Out Of Rideshare
Start Bright Routine:
5:00 AM -
Wake Up / Brush Teeth, Brush Hair, Deo, & Face Wipe
5:05 AM -
Water + Meds
6:10 AM -
Get On Workout Clothes, Lemon Water, Coat & Gym Bag
6:20 AM -
Go To Gym
6:35 AM -
Start 30 Min Workout
7:05 AM -
Leave Gym + Order Starbs
7:15 AM -
Arrive At Starbucks + Grab Order & Seat
7:20 AM -
Set Up Station, Study/Work Timer, & Begin Session
8:20 AM -
8:30 AM -
Let Pups Out & Do 5 Min Stretches
8:35 AM -
Play Music & Drink Coffee
8:40 AM -
Hygiene Routine + Wake Up Adam
9:00 AM -
Get Dressed + Makeup
9:10 AM -
9:20 AM -
Eat Yum Yum / Put Dishes In Dishwasher
9:30 AM -
30 Min Chill Timer
10:00 AM -
Review Day + Edit
There ya have - 1 full-on guide on creating your own routine, a sample routine, and a FREE template to write down your routine!!
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ya biz bestie - Kayla Kassem