Monday, April 15, 2019

My 5am Morning Routine • Healthy Morning Habits

Now that I’ve been waking up at 5am somewhat consistently for the past two weeks, I wanted to share a quick video on my morning routine from 5am to around 7:30am. Over the years, I've picked up some healthy habits, I've started waking up earlier, and I've developed an appreciation for quiet mornings. This wasn't always the case, but now I can safely say that I love mornings!

A few notes:

- Do you make the bed? Yes! We make our bed every day. Hubby is a bit of a night owl though, so he often wakes up well after I do. I didn’t show footage of me (or him) making the bed because he was still sleeping on this particular morning. :)

- When do you eat? I intermittent fast so I eat my first meal sometime between 11am and 1pm.

- Do you pay attention to Truffle? YES! Truffle gets tons of attention in the morning. He’s usually resting under the table though, so he’s difficult to capture on video before the sun comes up.

- What do you do during “personal growth”? On this particular day, I did some writing for a personal project. I also like to journal during this time.

- What hair products are you using in this video? I’m trying to use up a bunch of random products that I’ve had for a long time. In this video, I used the Chi Silk Infusion before blow drying, and Frizz Ease to tame flyaways after blow drying.

- What does the rest of your morning look like? It’s always different so that’s the main reason I only showed the first 2-3 hours of my day. Usually, I’m on the computer — either doing some project work or working on a video/blog post. I also do a few chores or cook. At some point, I eat. Sometimes I go to the grocery store or to a yoga class. I've really been enjoying the flexibility of being home. :D

That's it for today's video! Are you a morning person? What is your morning routine like? I would love to hear a bit about it. :) Thank you for watching!


  1. Hi! I haven't yet joined the 5 am club, although I've read the book. I'm also more of a night person. How have you reconciled your 'couple together time' in light of the fact you keep different sleep schedules. This can be a difficult issue for many couples! :)

    1. Hi! Did you like the book? I'm still waiting for a copy from the library. My husband and I have almost always had different schedules, because he used to work at the airport and worked the overnight shift so perhaps we're used to it. Back when I was working full-time, I was always tired and would sleep much earlier than him. The difference now is that I have a lot more energy and free time because I do all the things I want/need to do during the day -- so I'd say our quality time has increased. Despite our sleeping schedules, we still manage to spend a lot of time together. I think it's because we both make an effort to have lots of "couple time"! :)


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