My SmartyPants Morning Routine (& Giveaway)

Disclaimer: I was provided with free SmartyPants Women’s Complete Vitamins thanks to my affiliation with FitApproach. All opinions and thoughts are my own!

My SmartyPants Morning Routine

If you follow my Facebook page, you know I post lots of links about morning routines. I think having a morning routine is necessary to starting your day on the right foot. I typically get up at 5AM each weekday and have to be at work at 8AM.


My morning healthy checklist:

    Drink water! I always grab some water first thing when I get up. Sometimes with lemon, sometimes without. Many say you should start your day with warm water and lemon, but I prefer ice-cold water. I try to drink 8=16 oz before I leave for work.
    Take my vitamins! I grab my SmartyPants Women’s complete vitamins as well as my Biotin and Iron supplements. I think everyone should take a vitamin and/or supplements based on their health and lifestyle.
    Put on my Young Living oils! I have a routine of 7 oils that I apply each morning before I head out the door to work.
    Brush my teeth! I think this is kind of a given though.

My morning “me” checklist:

    Shower (and shampoo)! Always a must. I try to wash my hair every other day though.
    Makeup! I don’t typically wear a ton of makeup, but I do wear some.
    Hair! Drying my hair takes quite a bit of time since it is so thick (hence trying to wash every other day).
    Find a cute outfit! The outfits are definitely easier when I am doing the Get Your Pretty On Style Challenges. Winter is pretty much leggings or jeans, boots, and a cute top. I am ready for Spring/Summer to arrive.
    Plan my day! Review my online calendar and bullet journal to see what is on tap for the day. Make sure I have my workout or something fun scheduled.
    Pack food/drinks for the office! I will typically pack my HydroFlask full of ice (we don’t have an ice machine at work), a small water bottle (for the gym), my smoothie (if that is what’s for breakfast), and some healthy snacks and/or lunch with me.
    Listen to BigLife devotional! I am part of a mentoring group called Big Life. Each morning at 7AM there is a 10-15 minute devotional. My goal is to be dressed and ready by 7AM so I can listen to this before heading downstairs and finishing my todos.

My blog/business morning checklist:

    Finish and publish blog post! I try to at least get the post 75% finished the night before. This gives me time for one last review before I hit publish and then cross promote on all my social media platforms.
    Read other’s blogs! I have a huge list of blogs that I read using Feedly (a reader service). I typically go through all the blogs and share some of them (or schedule them to share at a later date).
    Check my personal and work emails! Some will tell you not to do this, but personally I like to know if I am going to be dealing with any fires for the day. Besides, sometimes you get good emails as well!
    Review my blog/business goals and act on them! I am trying to accomplish 3 things each day that I know will be good for my blog/business but that I really don’t want to do.
    Answer comments on social media! I check all my social media accounts and see if I need to reply to anything.

What I would like to add to my morning routine:

  • Yoga and/or stretching for 15 minutes! While I am a morning person, I have never been a morning exerciser as it makes me ill. I would like to add in some light yoga or stretching before I head out to work.
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7 Responses to “My SmartyPants Morning Routine (& Giveaway)”

  1. I love routine as well! I always start with water with lemon, but recently I’ve changed that to warm water with lemon and a splash of apple cider vinegar. It’s actually tasty and gives me extra zing in the morning! πŸ™‚

  2. Those vitamins are so tasty! πŸ˜€ My morning routine is almost nonexistent these days because I much value sleep over pretty much anything else (I have to be out the door by 4:45 a.m. ._.). I love my Hydroflask too! I fill it with hot water though because the hospital’s always so cold!

  3. I attempt to get up pretty early and run…but most days are slow moving and full of distractions (such as dishes and laundry)… On a good day, I get chores and a run in before I need to make getting ready for work a priority πŸ™‚

  4. I cherish the morning! Basically my morning is wake up, meditate/journal, lemon water, coffee and computer, dressed for work and leave by 6:15. It’s the same on the weekend except I exchange going to work with yoga class. #morningperson

  5. That’s quite the morning routine you have there! I LOVE getting s*** done in the mornings! My days differ so much though. Sometimes I’m off to teach yoga at 7am, sometimes I’m headed to the mountain at 5:30am, sometimes I sleep til 8 and have a leisurely breakfast with my book. I love routine, but apparently it doesn’t love me. πŸ˜‰

  6. Cyndi br

    I exercise with a 30 minute walk in the morning