My summer morning routine is a great way for me to stay productive all day and carry out my goals for the day. As I’m both a full time student & blogger, staying productive and ahead of my tasks allows me to reach both my academic and creative goals and I’m hoping that by the end of this blog, you’ll be inspired to create your own summer morning routine and smash all your goals.
I don’t do this everyday but on most days when I need to be on my A-game I follow this morning routine and it works every time.
9:00 – Rise and Shine
I typically wake up around 9:00 am as it’s not too early but not too late in the day. For me 9:00 am is the perfect time to wake up around the summertime when the days are longer and more relaxed.
But I wasn’t always like this..
In the past it was very difficult for me to wake up before 12:00 pm and I ended up feeling highly unproductive for the rest of the day and not getting my goals completed.
So, to change that, I brought this sunrise alarm clock (see above) which helps me wake up nice and easily. Click here to buy it!
This alarm clock allows you to wake up slowly and quietly out of your sleep instead of the annoying iphone alarm sound (you know which one I’m talking about).
Once I wake up I feel instantly better because I completed the first goal on my list.
After I get out of bed, I go to the bathroom and brush my teeth and wash my face with this Cetaphil face wash.
9:15 – Exercise
I know it sounds a tiny bit daunting to do exercise as soon as you wake up but once you start getting into the habit of doing it, it becomes easier.
Doing exercise in the morning is extremely beneficial to you as it helps you stay productive and raises your energy levels so you’re not tired after doing work all day.
Implementing an exercise regime into my summer morning routine was one of the best things I did for myself as it not only made me look better & feel stronger but increased my productivity and health.
My exercise routine isn’t always weightlifting or intense cardio, sometimes it’s a simple stretching and yoga – also great for mood lifting and mental health.
I did it everyday for a week and after that, it became an habit for me to just wakeup and exercise in the morning.
10:00 – Shower & Skincare.
After my workout I have a shower to wake myself up even more and stay clean for the rest of the day. Showering in the morning has great benefits, one of the most important ones being hygiene. Showering is a great way to start the day.
I also do my skincare routine and get ready. Click here to see more about skincare routines.
10:30 – Eat Breakfast & Read.
Perhaps the most tranquil part of my morning is making my breakfast then reading a few pages of a great book.
Reading a book every day for at least 15 minutes is a great form of self-care. Reading improves your vocabulary, teaches you something new and improves your creativity. I’ve always been a book worm so reading every morning is something I cherish.
11:00 – Start my day.
After I’ve finished my workout, eaten breakfast and read, I’m ready to start my first task of the day. Starting with my most difficult and strenuous one is a good way to get your list completed. Doing the most difficult and important task first helps you achieve all your things on your list as you get it out of the way. In the morning our brains are most attentive and creative, so doing the hardest task when your brain is most efficient is the perfect thing to do.
Conclusion for a summer morning routine.
Having a realistic, disciplined and energising morning routine has helped me complete difficult tasks. It’s also maximised my productivity as I get my exercise, hygiene and self-care out of the way in the morning and can get on with completing the things on my to-do list to reach my goals.
At first, it’s hard to do all of these things in the morning, but soon you’ll reap the benefits. In order to reach your goals, a summer morning routine is crucial. Like I said above, it is initially hard but if it were easy everyone would be doing it. Making a morning routine & sticking with it will set you up for success.