Let’s face it. Mornings are crazy and routines usually consist of snoozing your alarm (just 5 more minutes!), drinking a cup, or three, of coffee, and getting ready for the day as quickly as you can. But what would you do if you had time in the morning? Real time for yourself to start the day that leaves you refreshed and ready to meet your goals. Here’s six steps, from us to you, for the perfect productive morning.
Step 1: Don’t snooze that alarm
As tempting as it is, the most productive thing you can do in the morning is get up on your first alarm. Those few extra minutes may sound good, but they won’t actually make a difference and may even make you more groggy. And we all know how easily that five minutes turns into thirty. The sooner you get up, the sooner you can drink that coffee!
Step 2: Make your bed
Making your bed in the morning ensures that you did at least one productive thing. A made bed keeps a room looking clean and jumpstarts your enthusiasm for completing tasks. It also keeps you from crawling back in it- why would you want to ruin the perfect setup of decorative pillows and throw blankets you spent hours picking out? If that’s not enough to convince you, just imagine how good it’ll feel to get into a perfectly made bed at night.
Step 3: Meditate
Here at Kopari, we start our meetings with a quick meditation. A few minutes of quiet meditation can change the entire day ahead of you. It is proven that taking this time for yourself allows you to feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and relieved of any negativity on your mind. Deep breathing and letting go of your thoughts will keep you in tune with your body and improve mindfulness. It really can turn around your whole day. Here’s some of our favorite meditation apps:
- The Mindfulness App
- Simple Habit
- Insight Timer
Step 4: Step up your breakfast game
We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Moms everywhere have ingrained it in our heads for years. Knowing this, why do we settle so often for a piece of toast or quick protein bar? Take some time to make a healthy meal for yourself. Cooking offers you time to chill out, maybe even listen to your favorite playlist. A delicious, healthy meal full of nutrients will leave you ready to tackle that to-do list. Two great breakfast options are:
- A veggie egg scramble. Sauté all your favorite veggies in a pan and add in your eggs. Pair the scramble with some toast and turkey sausage and you’re golden- just like your eggs.
- Oatmeal with fruit and nut butter. You just checked off 4 different food groups with this one. Maybe even drizzle some honey to sweeten it up.
Step 5: Write out your to-do list
Making a to-do list ensures you won’t forget any important tasks for the day. Seeing everything written down will prevent you from thinking “hmmm can’t I just push this to tomorrow?” Tomorrow usually means next to never or leaves you feeling overwhelmed. Leave your procrastination habits in the past with those low rise jeans! Plus, is there anything as satisfying as seeing a fully checked off to-do list at the end of the day? You can visually see how productive you’ve been and take pride in it as you finally have the night to relax. Watching Netflix with some wine is so much more rewarding after grinding out all your goals for the day.
Step 6: Skincare
Finally, give that skin the attention it deserves! If you’re going to tackle the day ahead, you should feel refreshed and pampered. Lucky for you we’ve dropped a combination skincare system that you can easily adopt into your routine. If you have drier skin, check out our dry skincare system instead for products that may better suit your skin type.
Start with our Tropical Glow Cleanser to freshen up, hydrate, and remove any leftover dirt or makeup from the previous day. The organic pineapple and papaya enzymes will gently dissolve dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling bright.
Next comes our famous Coconut Rose Toner to rebalance your skin’s pH, minimize pore appearance, and even skin tone. This alcohol-free formula will soothe the skin, as well as ensure any stubborn dirt is off your face. Pro tip: use a spritz of this toner as a midday refresher.
Now that your skin is clean and cleared it’s time to hydrate. Coconut Water Moisture Cream is the answer to all your moisturizing needs (did we mention it’s new?!). This product is coconut water based, rather than oil, making it perfect for combination to oily skin. It’s filled with amino acids and hyaluronic acid to both hydrate and prevent any moisture loss. Peptides help plump and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
After those three steps your face will be fresh and hydrated, but if you want some extra glow for your under eyes, Starry Eye Balm is for you. Everyone can use a little extra sparkle under the eyes when that’s all anyone can see above your mask. Plus, it has caffeine to depuff and improve circulation. Kiss those bags under your eyes goodbye and leave your skin nourished and glowing.
And of course, no skincare routine is perfect without our cult-favorite Lip Glossy. The clear formula not only makes your lips shine like Kylie Jenner herself, but hydrates with a blend of shea butter and coconut oil. This formula is non-sticky and tastes like coconut vanilla- your lips will thank you later!
So now that you have all the steps, it’s time to make your perfect productive morning routine. You’ll be surprised how some of these small changes can take your day to the next level and keep you feeling productive. So finish your to-do list, kick up your feet, and enjoy that glass of rosé, you earned it!