Creating a morning routine is helpful all year but especially during busy times like the holiday season. You can also use your morning routine to help get you into the holiday spirit.
Mornings can be busy and stressful. They can even put a damper on our joy during the holiday season. And if we start our mornings off poorly the rest of the day can suffer.
Morning routines are important all year but having a good one just for the busy holiday season is even more important. It can change your whole outlook on the day and help you stay in more of a holiday spirit.
Even if like me, you aren’t a morning person a good morning routine can make a big difference. When I stick to my routine my whole day goes so much better and I have more free time for things I love. Don’t waste more time, create your morning routine now.
How to Create a Morning Routine for the Holiday Season
Start the Night Before
The best way to start your morning off right is to get a head start the night before. If you wake up to a sink full of dirty dishes and a messy house you will be overwhelmed before you even get started.
Creating an evening routine you can stick to is very important. Think about what makes you overwhelmed in the morning and see if you can work it into your evening routine.
If you want help creating an evening routine that works check out Make Over Your Evenings. It’s an e-course that I have done multiple times because I’ve found it so helpful.
Have a Plan
Make sure you don’t put too much on your to-do list. We all have only so many hours in the day and overfilling your to-do list will only lead to stress. Especially be careful not to overdo it on to-dos for the morning.
This is something I struggle with. I’m a cup of tea and that’s it kind of breakfast person. I’ve been this way most of my life.
Recently I started making a small bowl of oatmeal and have been amazed at how much better I feel and how much less I eat during the day.
If you aren’t a big breakfast fan don’t try to eat first thing when you wake up and go for something light. Maybe a smoothie or some yogurt.
You can make this part of your day a bit more festive by using a fun holiday mug. I love using fun mugs in the morning because that simple act can help brighten my day.
Turn on Some Christmas Tunes
A bit of Christmas music can help get you moving and in a better mood in the morning. If you need a gentle wake up, choose some softer tunes, or if you like to be more upbeat pick something more cheery.
Self-care is extra important during busy times like the holiday season. If we wait until the end of the day we may not make time for self-care. Making sure to have some time in the morning makes sure it happens.
You can journal, I like the Start Where You Are journal, take a long hot shower, color in a Christmas coloring book, meditate, or anything that helps fuel you a bit.
Take Care of Your Health
Illness is everywhere during the holiday season and no one wants to be sick during Christmas. I’ve been there and done that, now I work very hard to prevent it.
Take a good multi-vitamin and any other supplements you need, drink water, and also try and get some exercise done in the morning.
I’m not a morning exercise kind of person so I don’t do a full work out but some light stretching or yoga can be a good way to get your body moving and exercise helps boost your immune system to getting extra is a good idea this time of the year.
Get More Help
Morning routines are important and there are many ways to make one that works for you. The most helpful resource I’ve found for morning routines is Crystal Paine’s Make Over Your Mornings.
Make Over Your Mornings is a 14-day e-course that gives you all the tools you need for the perfect morning routine. It changed the way I think about mornings and has helped me so much.
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to get access to the first day free.
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