My Transformative Morning Routine
Before I met my husband, I used to wake up in the morning and immediately check my email. Then I’d probably skip breakfast and be glued to my computer all day, eating lunch at my desk most of the time. In the evenings I’d either run out to dinner or an event (or two!), or work all night. My stress levels were high, but I was too busy to really notice.
My husband had several well-thought-out routines that helped keep him healthy, and made it easy for him to deal with the stress of daily life. So, with his help, I started on a path to find inner serenity (which, incidentally, is also a great way to find your soulmate, happiness, and career success.) It turned out to be much easier than I’d anticipated. All I had to do was make a few new actions habit. Here are the five things I now do every morning that have transformed my life, and can transform yours too:
Each morning, the very first thing I do when I wake up is head to the bathroom to brush my teeth. That’s when spa time starts.
I leave my Origins products out next to the sink so they’re easily accessible in case I’m really tired (and also because I love the look of the bottles on my counter). I love the line because it’s so natural, the products feel and smell great, and I respect that they leave out all the chemicals known to be toxic, plus they list all their ingredients on their website.
If my hair is feeling dry, I’ll put some Ojon Rare Blend Oil Rejuvenating Therapy on it and throw it up in a ponytail. I start with Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum and apply it all over my face. Then, to instantly make myself look more awake, I slather on Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff under my eyes.
Then I quickly dry brush my skin, which takes about a minute and helps to exfoliate and get my circulation going. After that, I apply Origins Comfort Mood Whipped Vanilla Body Soufflé (in the summer I use their whipped vanilla body soufflé, and in the winter I use their ultra-rich vanilla body butter) to my whole body, to keep my skin looking young and healthy. The smell helps me to wake up, and relaxes me at the same time, keeping my mind off of all the tasks I have to do that day.