My Morning Routine

The Self Report is a series of posts on Reena’s Edit for mental health and wellness. These may include the newest research, previous or current experiences, and methods of care by Reena or featured guests. Some subjects we will cover are body love, the importance of self care, daily rituals for mental health, recommended products or services, self valuation, and creating your future.

I don’t know about you, but it took me years to get into a morning routine. It was never a priority until I felt I wasn’t successful anymore, and altogether in a bummy (is that a word?) mood. 

Very quickly, a coach asked if I had a morning routine. This can make or break your day. 

My Morning Routine

Wake up and get a sip of water

Gratitude journal (I’ve used the Five Minute Journal for years!)

Check my phone for a minute, but don’t reply to anything, just send a good morning message to my fiancé (can’t wait to get married and move in together!)

Meditate for 5 minutes — sometimes it’s a prayer, sometimes a breathing exercise 

Make the bed, open the curtains and stretch as I head over to do my skincare 

Put on an outfit I’m comfortable or confident in — depending on if I WFH or go out. Hair in a bun and a comfy outfit that’s easy to throw on is ideal, but when I have to go out, this is when it takes almost an hour. I love to listen to a podcast at this time to get myself in a business or positive lifestyle mindset.

Light a few candles around the home. I love my space!

Finally grab my phone and get to the missed notifications, and reply to the urgent ones. But no aimless scrolling! While I’m on my phone, I like to check up on family every once in a while and chat for a few minutes

Go over to-do list for the day. I write out 3 important tasks that have to get done that day, and 3 less important tasks as well. Of course, start with the important. As soon as you learn to organize your tasks with a list, you’ll clear that mess out of your head.

Get started on work for a few hours

Since I practice intermittent fasting, I eat brunch at 12:00 but drink water throughout the morning. Every day I try to get some sun by eating lunch outside, working in the sun, or just taking a walk.


Hope you enjoy! There are a few morning routine practices I would love to still incorporate. 

  • Working out is the most obvious but super difficult as I’m not a morning person
  • I also wish I found the time to read a book, but my mornings aren’t slow enough
  • I just bought myself a juicer and smoothie blender — may take 5 minutes in the mornings to make a freshly squeezed juice or smoothie
  • 10-minute journaling! I do this when I feel overwhelmed
  • Read more articles on business and lifestyle. We only get better from learning, and this is a great way to take in information. 

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