Hello hello, friends!
I’ve always loved reading lifestyle bloggers’ posts about their daily routines and productivity style. Then I had the sudden urge to satisfy my growing desire to do my own post like that.
My morning routine changes as I go through different seasons, so I’ll probably do another one chronicling a killer morning routine once I crush this health stuff and get back to my boss productivity.
(CONFIDENCE IS KEY.)
But I still have a morning routine I’m somewhat satisfied with, so without further ado!
First, my phone, right next to me in bed, goes off at 7 AM. It usually interrupts some weird dream I’m having, if I’m lucky, or cuts off my dream at the thrilling conclusion of an epic ninja mission adventure storyline.
I used to struggle to get out of bed thanks to health issues zapping my motivation, but I fixed that with a second alarm under my loft bed on my mom’s iPad. It goes off at 7:03.
I’m terrified of waking the house up with a loud alarm, even though it’s not actually that loud, so I usually pull myself out of bed within one or two minutes to turn it off before it goes off itself.
I’ve never overslept or taken more than five minutes to get out of bed since (I used to have the second one go off at 7:05)!
I drag myself to the couch in the dining room right next to the open kitchen. I feel how I look. XD
I check my productivity app, chat to or answer questions for a few people since I’m a contributor to it, and check off one of my “Dailies” (a recurring task in the app) for getting out of bed at 7 AM.
After about 10-15 minutes, I convince myself to get up and make myself some coffee. I’m fasting until January 22, so I don’t eat breakfast.
This is one of the hardest parts of my morning. As I mentioned earlier, I’m going through an Extremely Overwhelming Hard Time™/health stuff, so the same motivation-zapping feeling that kept me from getting out of bed (before my brilliant second alarm idea) keeps me from getting off the couch.
For exactly two hours.
Sometime right before 9 AM, when I’m supposed to start school according to my self-imposed schedule, I drag myself off the couch and force myself to start the day besides feeling 0% excitement.
My first task of the day is to take a shower. I take one every day—I can’t stand feeling oily and greasy. I cannot be productive without feeling fresh and clean.
I set my phone on the little shelf we have in the shower and blast some morning tunes—whatever song on repeat I feel like listening to that morning.
I don’t usually blow dry my hair, but I will for just a little bit if I feel like it.
I hate being cold and I love warmth, so the minute I step out of the shower I turn on the hairdryer and set it on a drawer faced toward me so I am warm. ?
After my shower and getting dressed, I then put in my contacts. I just got them, and I can’t believe I’m getting the hang of it! I’m honestly really proud of myself.
It took me a very long time to get them out at the optometrist’s, but I eventually did it and now it’s pretty easy. Except for the occasional weird day where it takes me forever for some reason. XD
I’ve had glasses for over five years, but I’m so happy to finally have contacts so people can actually see my face!
After that, I come out of the bathroom and drop my PJs on the floor next to my closet. XD If I’m a good girl that day, I’ll pick them up during my “Clean 15” daily task later. (Clean for 15 minutes, although I love cleaning so much I’ll usually spend an hour.)
I then sit down on my desk to finish getting ready for the day. I turn on my Good Morning playlist, which spans a wide variety of genres from 1990 revival music to Christian rap and consists of the following:
- Morning Song by Steffany Gretzinger
- Good Morning by Kevi Morse & Beacon Light
- Have a Good Day (feat. V. Rode) by KJ-52 and PoetiCS
- This is the Day #520 by Rodney Howard-Browne
- Today (JSapp and DJ Season Patrick Remix) by Blanca
While that plays, I do the following from left to right:
1. I just started implementing this, but I put a little moisturizing lotion on my face because I notice how dry it feels in the winter after my shower. I AM SO GLAD THE BOTTLE IS PINK—THANK YOU MOMMY ♥
(I’m trying to convert everything in my room to have a bright cyan/bright teal, pink, and white aesthetic)
2. I blow my nose. Every morning. Don’t ask my why my nose gets congested all the time. Yes, I’m a TMI gal.
3. I put on some makeup. Sometimes I don’t do it when I’m feeling lazy and don’t care, but I’m trying to up my productivity and have better days, so I force myself to look nice. I just do foundation and mascara. Sometimes I skip the mascara if I’m feeling extra lazy. XD
4. I brush my hair.
#4 Note: Now, if I washed my hair that morning, I leave it down. If it’s on the every-other-day-schedule that I don’t wash it, I Dutch braid it if I’m being a good girl and making efforts to look nice. I throw it back in a ponytail if I’m lazy.
5. I put on my favorite earrings.
My style is very consistent, versatile, and simple: same thing, every day. Same jeans, every day. Same shoes, every day. Same T-shirt for a few days in a row. Same routine. VERSATILITY, CONSISTENCY, SIMPLICITY, AND EXTEME PRODUCTIVITY ONLY!
So for a year at a time I stick with the same earrings until I find a new favorite. These gorgeous silver dangles are my current favorite that I asked for and got for Christmas. <3
6. Put on deodorant. Funny story, this is the only kind in the whole world (well, of everything I’ve tried) that works for me. I love Dove products!
This is my beautiful loft bed shelf, all organized and pink like I love it. Even the label on my cleaning alcohol spray is pink. XD
I spray some alcohol on my infected toenail (I am the most TMI person ever, deal with it :’)) and sometimes roll that peppermint essential oil roller on my wrists to sniff like a crazy person and get a bit of energy.
I dunno if it actually works, but it’s pretty and aesthetic and modern, and placebo effects work on me more than actual facts. ?
Sometimes I put on a necklace if I feel like it. My current favorite (because I consistently stick with favorites to keep things simple) is this “BE EPIC” one in the picture that Clara got me for Christmas <3
In this picture I’m not wearing the black braided hairband and I always wear on my right wrist because when it’s not on my right wrist, it’s holding my hair in a ponytail.
But in addition to my “lucky” hairband, I always wear these three bracelets on my right wrist: a white Pura Vida friendship bracelet (my best friends in TX have matching ones) and these two beautiful homemade ones from Clara.
I wear socks 100% of the time except for in the shower. Yes, even at night.
So I hurry to put them on after I get ready. These are some of my favorite socks, also from Clara. ? Wow, she might as well be the source of my whole wardrobe XD
I’d say I’m pretty ready for the day! Made an effort to look nice, donning a smile, even got a little peace-sign personality goin’ on. Good job Madi.
During all this, I usually do some competitive Pomodoro technique games with fellow users of the productivity app I contribute to. We also update each other throughout the day on our daily goals and progress.
The most important part of my morning is my morning swing time.
I am obsessed with swinging. If you follow my author website, you know it’s my “zone” for inspiration.
I talked about my love for swinging here on this blog, too.
These headphones are the bassiest kind my dad could find on Amazon. I got some Beats headphones for Christmas, but they didn’t have enough bass for this competitively adrenaline-fueled bass and Christian rap-loving girl.
So I got THESE BABIES. Adjustable bass you can feel. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. FEEL THE BOOM. FEEL THE VIBRATION.
I usually start off with whatever song is in my head at the moment, then turn on praise music for usually the rest of my swing time to say hello to my King, rejoice, and thank Him for the day. <3
I usually don’t feel the best in the mornings, but who cares how you feel when rejoicing is a command, I tell myself. I usually feel better afterwards anyway.
At 11 AM by this point (although it’s supposed to be 9 AM in my dream schedule), I come on in for school.
School usually lasts to early afternoon or afternoon, but I take a break 12 PM-1 PM to watch a fasting and prayer services this month.
Usually I have an appointment once a week around 12 PM or early afternoon, so before school ends in the morning or a little afterward I get ready to go for that.
And that’s my morning routine!
This isn’t a blogging tactic to get you to comment, but I am genuinely curious and would very much love to know:
- Do you enjoy reading lifestyle morning routine posts? Would you like to see an afternoon and/or evening one?
- What is your morning routine like? Do you have any ideas for me? I want to make mine better and more energizing + motivating—I’d like to cut those two unmotivated hours on the couch to just one.
Hope you found this interesting to read! If you know of any morning routine posts or if you have any, please share them with me below because I love reading those. ?
P.S.: Would you like to vote for me in the Best of 2019 Blogging Awards?
If you’d like to vote for me, here are the categories I’m in!
- for Most Influential Blogger, I’m “Madi @ Life Undefeated”.
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- and for Best Lifestyle Post, I’m “10 Things That Make Me Happy”.
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YAY, this was a great post!! I loved seeing all the photos, the one with the coffee cup is my favorite. For some reason it seems like a very accurate depiction of you. XD I laughed out loud at “she might as well be the source of my whole wardrobe”, I need to get you some more socks for a birthday or something. :’D Your mornings are about 10000% more productive than mine. *nod* To answer your questions, yep, I enjoy reading pretty much any sort of lifestyle/routine post! An afternoon/evening one would be super cool. 😀 My morning routine looks like… get up literally anywhere from 7 to 10 depending on the day, stagger exhaustedly around the house saying good morning to people, eat breakfast/shower, take Maude for a walk/go put any letters I’ve written in the mailbox, take and post a photo for my photography project, and then get started on whatever I have to do that day. All of this may be thrown to the wind at any given moment if I happen to spot a pretty flower out the window or get an intriguing project idea or we randomly decide to drive to California. And let’s see, ideas to cut your couch time shorter…. maybe you should just become one with the couch and never leave it. =D Juuust kidding… maybe you could make a couch playlist that you listen to during that time and you can only stay as long as the playlist lasts? XD *shrug* I’m not the best person to give advice when it comes to not spending time on couches…. 😀
Thanks so much!! XD Also, your morning routine sounds beautifully spontaneous. XD I LOVE the idea of a couch playlist. I might try that. >:D Or, you know, becoming one with the couch. Solves all life’s problems! 😀
Love the fact that you use a hairdryer to get warm as soon as you get out of the shower. I could definitely see myself doing something like that. I hate being cold, too! And I lived in Minnesota for six years and I still hate being cold!
I know, right? It’s like your own personal space heater! And oh my goodness, yes — I live in Florida now but used to live somewhere much colder and still can’t stand cold!
Really cool routine. How’s your New Year so far?
Thanks, Victoria! My New Year hasn’t gone very well so far. I hope the rest of the year will be better. How’s yours?
Mine’s good. A little boring with school but overall its good.
That’s awesome! I hope your year gets more interesting soon! ☺️
Yeah. I hope so. I hope I get to do something with my homeschool group.
I’m hoping to do something with my homeschool group this year too!
Hi Dear, I have nominated you for the blogger recognition award. I hope you will happily accept my invitation. Your acceptance will be an honor to me. Thank you so kindly. The link for the ward is: https://idealinspiration.net/?p=221
Thank you so much for nominating me, Rising Star! It means a lot — thanks for thinking of my blog!
You are very welcome Madi, have a great day ❤️?
You too! ?
I loved this post and would be interested in posts similar to this. Well, my daily routine is pretty boring.
It consists of me getting out of bed at six every morning, getting ready for school, and standing outside in the cold until the large yellow bus picks me up. Then it’s seven hours of school and *gag* socializing. After school I go and work until seven before coming home, eating dinner, and then doing some homework while texting some friends. It’ll be like, 12:30 am until I head to bed.
Yeah, kinda lacklustre. But your routine seems quite interesting.
Thanks so much, Carlye!
NOO NOT THE SOCIALIZING. And I used to go to bed after midnight allll the time, hello fellow night owl! Do you do any exercise in your daily routine?
Thanks for commenting!
Greetings to you as welll night owl. And the socializing part of school sucks. But no, outside of the PE classes I never get around to exercising.
I don’t know how I would survive public or private school — on my introverty days, I can barely stand the waitress at a restaurant. ? Ahh okay, PE class. I’m bad at exercising too, :’)
I have my days when I just sit there and say nothing and hope no one sees me or tries to talk. But the trick is to stay silent and pretend you’re sleeping. No one disturbs you if you’re sleeping.
That’s a beautiful tactic. ?
Yes this post was great!! Praying for you for healing and strength ?
Thank you so much, Elle; that means so much! <3
Ahh, this was so fun to read Madi! 😀
I’m so glad! Thanks Hannah! 😀
This is such a good post! I’ve been wanting to do one like this but I’m never in the mood to take all the pictures and write my whole morning routine out! LOL! I love Christian rapt as well! It’s sooo good!
Hahaha I know, it took me a while to finally take the pictures and type it up! And YESSS! So glad to find another fan!
Cute post! I feel the struggle with loud alarms XD. Mine is on an Amazon Alexa, and it takes me so long to get her to hear my voice telling her to cut off. So, I spend about 5 minutes yelling at her in the morning…
That’s a neat routine too! I might just have to do a post like this sometime.
HAHAHAHA REALLY. Most hysterical morning routine ever. ;D Alexa never listens to me either (I don’t have her but my friends do). You totally should—I’d love to see a routine post from you!
Haha, you’re not the only one that “starts school” at 9 a.m. 😉
I loved reading this post!
It really is supposed to happen… 😉
Thanks so much for reading, Evelyn!
YAYAYAY!! That alarm system is pure genius. EEP! Your room is SO. PRETTY!!! *dies* Woah. XD That is a big cup of coffee. XD If I drank that much I would be a nightmare come to life. XDD Those earrings are gorgeous!! <3 Ah yes. Swinging is SO. MUCH. FUN!! And those headphones sound epic. XD To answer your questions: YEP! I love these posts! And again, YES!! I would love to see an afternoon or evening post!! 😀 My morning routine is: get out of bed, eat breakfast, get ready for day, start school. XDD Hmm.. You could have the ninety year old ninja's wake you up! Although that may not be energizing… XD THIS POST WAS AWESOME!!
-Laura <3 🙂
Awww thank you so much! ?? Oh my goodness, I wish I was that sensitive to caffeine! ?? YES SWINGING! *high five* and YAY, hurray!! Also, that’s a nice chill morning routine. XD Ah, a lovely idea… except they’re so lazy they’re sleeping still by then! ? Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Laura!!
Omgggggg I kept laughing and completely wiped out my annoyance that I didn’t get notified that you posted XDD
I completely understand your two hours on the couch. That’s how my morning starts as well. I’m sure it isn’t bad for us or anything ? so no, I don’t have any ideas on how to change that ?
And can just say how much I love your pink jewl pen??
Most crazily, ~Olive
WP fails time notify me when blogs post all the time, like what’s the deal WP? ? Also I am so glad you kept laughing, that brought me joy. XD
Oh no, certainly not productivity-hampering or anything ?
And THANK YOU, isn’t it so sparkly and queenly ?
This is a really cool morning routine!! I feel the sitting on the couch for two hours thing ? Does drinking coffee without eating breakfast not make you feel nauseous? I have coffee first thing in the morning, but then I need to eat within an hour or I feel really nauseous and weak.
Ahhh ikr ? Actually, it does tend to make me nauseous, so I do allow myself a little bit of food for that reason (and to take supplements in the morning)! I get nauseous/weak in the mornings a lot too. ?
I love this post–I’m a TMI girl too, sometimes :p Ad swinging. Dude. Swinging with headphones is the best.
*Right*? I’m convinced everyone who loves swinging with headphones is part of a Secret Swinging Society of Awesomesauce™. Aka the SSSA. *complicated secret handshake*
I *love* the SSSA! *also completes handshake with extreme difficulty* I’ll be a proud member—but secretly.
?? As will I. ?
Hey Madi. I have some questions about making blogs.
Ask away! I’ve been blogging for 7+ years and would love to answer any questions you have.
I would love to know how you make a blog.
First you need to decide which blogging platform you want to use. I recommend WordPress! But there are also ones like Blogger and Wix. Create an account with that program, and then you can actually start a blog for free! (There are extra features you can pay for.)
So glad I came across your blog! Fellow teen blogger here 🙂 . This post was actually pretty motivating for me!!
Thanks so much for reading (and I love your profile pic/favicon)! Teen bloggers for the win ?
Aw thank you!
I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! Here is the link: https://notofthisworld.home.blog/2020/01/23/mystery-blogger-award/
I hope you have fun!
❤ Abi Lyn
Wow, thank you Abi!! ?
Of course! 😀 I hope you have fun doing it!
I don’t usually read posts on routines, but for some reason, I wanted to read yours 😛
It’s great to be able to hear from you again ? Go kick some butt today!
My Really Weird Routine Habits™ must’ve drawn you in. >:D
And it’s great to see a comment from you! You, too — have a fantastic day (and can I ask how’s writing going?)!
I loved reading this post! It was so interesting to read and see all the pictures! And I would totally love to see more posts like this. 😀 Also, may I say…. you are SO cute!!!! <3 Swinging and listening to music sounds so fun and relaxing… I LOVE listening to music! What are your favorite bands? And your room is very pretty. 😀 <3
thanks for this post!!
Sorry I’m responding to this so late! Thank you so much for commenting, Rosy! <3 Some of my favorite bands are Matthew Parker, LZ7, and Capital Kings! What about you? It's so awesome to hear from you!
Hi! Your blog is very nice. I love the way your header colors clash and it really feels like a pallet from my dreams!
Thank you very much! It’s awesome to hear from you!
My Pleasure! I will look forward to more of your posts in the feature!
Thanks so much, Becky!
Hey Madi. Since you aren’t on Delightful World of Dolls yet, I was just wondering… How do you take care of ALLLLL of your AG dolls?
I do their hair and change their outfits one at a time! I usually have their hair in a non-complicated, won’t-crimp style when I’m not going to be playing with them for a while.
Hi! I nominated you for the Liebster! You do not have to do it just letting you know!https://raegansfullmind.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/liebster-award-2/
You’re so awesome, Raegan! Thank you for thinking of me and nominating me — I’ll try to do it soon!
I am so late to the party! I didn’t know you had a lifestyle blog, but now that I know you do, I will keep my eyes on it. It’s been a while since we caught up, but I had fun reading this post and getting to know you more. Lot of love <3
Thank you so much, Germaine! So glad you were able to find it. <3
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