Establishing a Morning Routine

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A couple years ago I got into a morning routine kick. I would wake up 2-3 hours before I started my self-employment work day and it was amazing. Then some health issues popped up and fatigue reared its ugly head. I couldn’t wake up early to save my own life (maybe Adam or my dog’s life but, I never tested this theory).

After investing in and become a patient of Dr. Kanodia‘s, I got my energy back. And I started waking up early again. So now I get to re-establish my morning routine and I thought I’d share so that maybe you’ll share yours. I’m always looking for other ways to fuel up, gain energy and start my day off right.

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Taking Desh out is about the most important thing I can do in the morning or he’ll 1) hate me or 2) pee in our house. He always wants to run back in for treats or food so I made him pose for this photo but you can see he’s not entertained.

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While I’d like to tell you that I wash my hair every day, I can’t because lying online is lame and people who know me will call me out. Since I don’t do it often, I try to make it feel like I’m at the spa. I turn on music, try new products and light a candle. Latherology, a local company here in Columbus, let me try out their shampoo and conditioner recently. They specialize in using essential oils in their products and you can customize. I chose jojoba oils and grapefruit essential oils for my mix. SMELLS AMAZING.

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After showering, I tackle skincare (specifically my face). I’m obsessed with Glam Glow masks and have found some other products that work well for me. I went off the birth control pill back in May and, paired with a clean diet, have been happy with my lack of breakouts. I use Eipcuren (via the spa I get facials) for a moisturizer, Primally Pure’s oil cleanser (I’ll probably switch to the formula for oily skin soon) and Perricone MD for eye cream.

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I’m the kind of person who has to check my email when I first wake up. I can actually relax MORE when I know what’s hit my inbox and what’s on my calendar for the day. But I don’t reply to emails until I get into the office. Instead, I try to read a book (for awhile, I was reading one per week) while I drink coffee. Usually in the Bulletproof style.

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Makeup time! Podcast time! What do I do with my hair? What’s the temp like outside? The remainder of my time includes all of these things. I’ve been loving Code Switch lately. They talk about race and it’s awesome.

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Before we head to our studio, we ideally clean up around the house because who wants to come home to a dirty house? Again, this is IDEAL. Usually we rush out the door so this is aspirational.

That’s it! What do you do every morning? I’d love to hear.

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