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What Does Your Perfect Morning Look Like?

What would your perfect morning look like? Share your ideal morning routine with The Blissful Mind community!

Ah, mornings. You either love ’em or you hate ’em. There’s so much that can be accomplished before the rest of the world is awake, but then again, extra sleep is pretty spectacular too. I find myself in a constant battle between wanting to be productive and wanting to lay in bed all day.

What would your perfect morning look like? Share your ideal morning routine with The Blissful Mind community!

Morning routines have become a hugely talked-about subject on the internet these days, and I have to admit that I’m a sucker for hearing how other people structure their time before the day really starts. The beauty of mornings is that they’re the perfect time to set an intention for the day, visualize how you can live out that intention, and align your mindset and attitude with your goals for the day.

Back in December, I asked in a survey what the perfect morning would look like for my readers. Here are some of the answers:

“Waking up naturally around 6 and getting out of bed; ease into a workout + spend some quiet alone time with pen, paper, and something warm to sip on.”

“Wake up early and meditate and then do some gentle yoga. Have a smoothie and admire the view while doing something positive for my business, then begin work either at a beautiful office at home or in a creative shared work space.”

“Waking up with the sun and feeling fully rested, drinking tea and reading in the sunshine.”

Don’t those all just sound incredible? Waking up early, exercising, and enjoying a slow and peaceful morning seemed to be the most common answers!

Even though many of us have an idea of what the perfect morning would look like, unfortunately time restraints and lack of energy often get in the way of making it a reality.

Your Perfect Morning

I want you to push those restrictions aside for a moment, and think about what your perfect morning would actually look like. Take a second to imagine yourself living out the most perfect morning of your life. Forget about work, school, or anything else that tends to get in the way, and let your imagination run wild.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What would you do if you had all the time in the world?
  • How would you want to feel in the morning?
  • What would you change about your morning today?

The purpose of this post is to get you thinking. Rather than me talking at you like I usually do, I want you to really spend some time thinking about how you can make your mornings more meaningful. This exercise can expose your values and the things that are important to you, which ultimately can give you a better sense of how you want to spend your life.

I know it’s a little dramatic to think that visualizing your perfect morning can create a vision for your life, but sometimes seemingly small exercises like this can give us clarity and direction when we lack it most.

For me, I’d love to wake up without an alarm and snuggle in my bed for a little while. Then I’d drink a huge glass of water, make myself a cup of ginger tea, and get ready to do a self-care power hour. My favorite combination is to meditate, do a little yoga with bae-driene, and then watch a few YouTube videos or read my favorite blogs.

There are endless possibilities to start your day on the right foot, and maybe you even feel like your perfect morning would be one where you switch it up every week.

Once you’ve thought about your perfect morning…

Leave a comment below telling us all about it! Go into as much detail as you possibly can. That way we can see just how many creative and inspiring ways there are to start the day!

I also want you encourage you to think of one thing you could do to help make it a reality.

Whether it’s getting up a little earlier, preparing the night before, or removing unnecessary distractions, how can you commit to making your perfect morning a reality? After all, you deserve the best morning in the world, my friends.


Your Turn!

What does your perfect morning look like? Leave us a comment below telling us:

1) What your perfect morning looks like.
2) One thing you can do to make it a reality.

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Catherine Beard
Hi, I'm Catherine! I'm the mindset coach and writer behind The Blissful Mind. Whether you're trying to reduce stress, slow down, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little calmer.

30 Comments

  1. My perfect morning is to eat a large bowl of oatmeal as I read new blog posts, and then squeeze in a short run afterwards :)

  2. To be honest, my perfect morning depends on the season. In the spring and summer, my perfect morning would be to wake up with the sun, take my dog on a long, leisurely walk, then come home to drink a huge cup of coffee and read a book. In the fall and winter that would be re-ordered so that the coffee comes first while I watch the sun rise, then go for a walk. I already do this most mornings by waking up at least a half hour earlier than I “need” to so I have time to sit and let the caffeine percolate!

    Solicitude

  3. My perfect morning involves getting up early enough to have at least an hour alone….drink water with lemon essential oil, yoga/stretch/short workout/walk, meditate, shower/beautify, coffee and internet and writing time. I do well most days, but not as consistently as I’d like. Nice post! Thanks!

  4. My perfect morning would consist of eating a nice breakfast, reading for 15 minutes (whether it’s a book or a blog post), meditate/ work out, and listen to a quick podcast. Unfortunately, my mornings are usually rushed. I tend to skip breakfast sometimes and I definitely don’t meditate/ work out as much as I should, but I do listen to podcasts and I tend to read articles in the morning when I do my typical facebook check in the morning. My mornings are definitely a work in progress. Nice article!

  5. My perfect morning would literally just be me feeling refreshed. It doesn’t sound like such a hard thing to achieve but somehow it is! I guess the biggest problem is the reading/writing that I would like to get done in the morning are also things that have me sitting still and I tend to just.. tip… over.

  6. I have 2 kinds of favorite mornings. I love waking up without an alarm before anyone else, getting in a good sweaty workout, and cranking out a bunch of chores: laundry, dishes, cleaning the kitchen, working in the garden then taking a long shower and relaxing with breakfast, tea, and a crossword puzzle.

    But I also love mornings where I laze in bed with my toddler not caring what time it is. Making breakfast leisurely and eating it on the couch, wrapping up in blankets and watching cartoons.

  7. I’d wake up to look out the window seeing a perfect multi-colored sunset with the serenity of hearing the morning calmness. Then get my workout in for the day preferably with a sauna at hand to end with . Then a little morning TLC with a good face cleanse following with a toner and refreshing moisturizer WITH SPF :b Last but not least and we’ll balanced meal. Maybe a little avocado toast and eggs, with yano a smoothie to top it off, because why not. All to end with getting dressed and starting whatever the rest of the day has for me without rushing and with a green tea with fresh lemon juice. TALK ABOUT DETAILED. Definitely know exactly what I want. One thing I could do to accomplish that is get the rest I need which is ecstatic what I am NOT doing at 1:30AM with work at 9.. GN xoxoxo :))) happy I read this… have actually had it saved in my inbox to get to. Another thing, actually do what I think about doing faster than 2 months lol :b

  8. Hi Catherine,

    My perfect morning looks a lot like waking up at 5AM, writing for five hours + cuddling with my fur babies, then getting up to workout for 15-30 mins, showering, breakfast, then off to work!

    But this got me thinking…one of the best ways to create a more blissful morning is to have a thoughtfully curated wardrobe filled with versatile, cohesive pieces that fit in with your daily life + exemplify your personal style.

    A wardrobe built on minimalist principles (versus a closet stuffed with impulse buys/cheap, trendy fast fashion/bargains/stuff you don’t like or have nowhere to wear) can drastically clean up your morning routine and cut out some of the excess stress when your day is just starting. What we wear says so much about us and therefore is super important, but shouldn’t induce stress. (I write a about it on my site if anyone wants to read more.)

    – AB | http://www.thegococollective.com

  9. Hello!
    I have recently come across your blog and cannot stop reading! Often having many tabs open (still haven’t gotten to that one-tab challenge yet) because every post leads to so many other things I want to research/read about or implement into my life! As of right now (still need to pose the ‘what would my perfect morning look like?’ question to myself) I wake up around 5:30 or 6 AM and drink 12 oz of cold water, followed by some sun salutations, a blogilates workout, 10 minutes of meditation, and harvesting my chi/setting my intention for the day! After that I get to showering and breakfast. I want to incorporate tea and some down town in there though. It still feels so scheduled and regimented and even rushed. But I’m working on it!
    Keep up the awesome work!
    Summer

  10. This is great! For me, mornings set the tone for the whole day. I like to start with a little lemon water, some meditation and stretching and then some form of exercise. I try to do my gratitude journal on my morning commute and recently posted about how to start at gratitude practice. Starting the day with gratitude is an important way for me to have the right mindset for all the challenges of daily life! http://www.mindfulstriver.com/a-practice-of-gratitude/

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