Morning Maintenance

Do you ever wake up in the morning and just not feel it that day, maybe you didn’t wake up on the right side of the bed. Or maybe the nights sleep before was filled with moments of waking up worrying about the day to come? Well whether or not I wake up on the right or wrong side of the bed I have found that my morning maintenance routine sets me up for the rest of my day. Everyones routine may look a bit different but here is a peak into what a normal 6:00am-7:00am looks like for me.

 

  1. Hot Water with Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar– This routine has been one for me since college, I still remember reading about it in some magazine. Till this day its the first thing I do, I turn on my kettle and get the hot water going. It cleanses out toxins in your body and hydrates you for your day ahead. Not to mention the taste of apple cider vinegar is sure to wake you up!
  2. Coffee x Hafiz- I wasn’t always a big coffee drinker but once I bought my french press I was hooked! There is something about prepping a french press that makes me feel like I am queen of “adulting” not to mention how cute the french press looks. As I drink my black coffee (yes black, my dad says I drink it like a truck driver) I read love poems by Hafiz, my favorite collection is The Gift I like to close my eyes and pick a poem from the book to give me something to think about for the day ahead.
  3. Crystals, Meditation and Asanas O MY- Yes you read that right, I roll out my mat in my room, set my rose quartz crystal next to it and begin my seated meditation. I love to start the meditation with three OM’s. There is something about using your voice in the morning that I find so cleansing when I am really feeling it I will chant out various mantras that support me and what I am going through that day (this doesn’t mean it couldn’t look like your favorite pop song either!) After that I go through my gem cleansing meditation to clean out my gut and any fear, anxiety or worry I am holding onto from the day before. And to end my routine I go through anywhere between a 5-45 min yoga routine (routines coming soon!).

The above is just an example of what my routine looks like- I think its best to tailor it to you and your needs but one thing I know for sure is that when I miss a morning or say I have don’t time I never feel as set up for my day. The routine can be as long or as short as you need. It is all about what supports you so add in your own flavor, whether it looks like dancing instead of yoga or green tea instead of coffee. Making time for you and your soul is what matters. <3

Cheers to all you Gems out there! And comment below with any questions 🙂

 

xoxo,

Layne

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