My Spring Morning Routine and How to Make Yours in No Time.

spring morning routine woman reading the lazy gal sejal ghanate

Routines are important. Really important, especially morning ones.

As seasons change so will routines. Your wake-up times and tasks will change. The last time I wrote about my winter morning routine, this one is about spring. Plus, there are step-by-step instructions to making your own.

This is my spring morning routine, and how to make yours in no time.

my spring morning routine

wake up

Obviously, waking up is the first thing I need to do. I usually have my spring morning routine play out on my google home, which consists of :

  • saying Good Morning
  • telling me the weather
  • my calendar events for the day
  • and then playing music

After, I push myself out of bed, I get my phone and freshen up. I change into exercise clothing, so this way when I’m done with doing work, I don’t talk myself out of exercising.

I find this really helpful, since changing doesn’t that seem hard, and when it’s time for me to actually work out, I’m already wearing sporty clothing so I can’t back out last moment. I usually grab my phone, and scroll through my notifications during this time as well.

do some work

Something that’s different from my winter morning routine, is that I try to do some work before I work out. I wake up earlier in spring because the sun shines earlier as well.

So instead of trudging out of my bed at 8 am, I’m awake at around 6:45-7 am. Of course, because of the pandemic, my routine is different, or else I would be awake at 6:30 and be getting ready for school.

But this routine is more relatable, it still took me a while to adjust to. It’s been more than a year since I’ve been on campus so I’m dreading going back to my old routine when we return to campus.

In these 30 minutes or so I write my to-do list for the day, and then open the tabs I need for the day. This may seem unnecessary, but it really helps to have everything you need to do out.

For example, I usually do school work alongside engaging and promoting on Twitter. Sometimes I just forget about promoting, or end up doing something. Having the tab open already pushes me to work on it.

If I have more time, I do something small on my to-do list like journalling or organizing my desk. I also have a few chores like the dishes and cleaning out my bunny’s cage.

get ready to work out

spring morning routine the lazy gal sejal ghanate exercise workout woman in blue sports bra and blue denim shorts standing on wooden dock during daytime
photo by Minna Hamalainen on Unsplash

By get ready I mean grab my computer, fill up my water, and eat a small snack. I usally eat something small like a cheese stick, a cup of milk, maybe some crackers. I’ll have a list for pre-workout snacks farther down, in the “make your own” section.

Afterwards, I usually get my workout music playlist ready, my workout video to follow for the day, and everything else set up. Like my exercise mat, dumbbells, and other equipment I may need. If you’re looking for fitness influencers to follow along with, here’s you go:

work out

So everything’s ready to go, and I’m ready to work out. Caroline Girvan released a new workout plan called Epic Heat, and I try my best to do her videos every day. I’ve been behind on my workouts because of personal issues, but I’ll be back by next week!

After I finish my workout, I put everything back and then take a shower. I stopped trying to be ‘professional’ at home, and just stick to my usual sweats and hoodies. However, it’s getting warmer, so it’s almost shorts season. Which I’m super excited about!

eat breakfast

I then eat an actual breakfast, like an omelet, avocado toast, sometimes cereal or noodles. I’ll add some post-workout breakfast ideas when we get to it in the “how to make yours”.

After breakfast, I grab my daily cup filled with water, and make my way to my desk.

carry on with the rest of my day

That’s basically it! Usually, it’s 9:30-10-ish by the time I go to my desk. I’ll admit, I procrastinate a lot in the morning, but this spring morning routine has made me better at finishing everything I need to do.

I just follow my to-do list for the rest of my day, while having breaks and doing work related things.

how to make yours

spring morning routine the lazy gal sejal ghanate flowers
Photo by Joel Holland on Unsplash

Now, let’s talk about making your own. While making a spring morning routine may seem stressful or hard, it’s actually quite easy once you have a good outline. What do I mean by a good outline? To have a good base, a strong structure. I want you to write out or just think about 3-6 things you want to get done in the morning. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too many things.

For me it’s:

  • get up and get ready for the day
  • write my to-do list
  • clean out my bunny’s cage
  • change into workout clothes, have a quick snack
  • workout
  • eat breakfast and then carry on with my day

After you figure out your structure, organize it! What do you need to complete first? What takes the most time? If you already have a spring morning routine, you can always improve it. Are there places which you’re procrastinating too much on?

Are you getting distracted by your phone too much? Maybe not use certain apps until you’ve completed everything? All of these questions should help you build a strong routine.

I told you I would list some snack/breakfast ideas, so here they are. You can always implement these in your daily routine!

pre-workout

  • cheese stick
  • healthy crackers
  • protein shake
  • protein bars
  • fruit, like apples, bananas, grapes, oranges
  • glass of milk

post-workout

  • protein shake(but heavier, with more ingredients)
  • yogurt/granola bowl
  • noodles/ramen
  • eggs(omelet, scrambled, hard-boiled)
  • avocado toast(a favorite)
  • sandwiches in general

Here are some more ideas.

A recap of the steps to make it:

  1. Think about 3-6 things you want to be done in the morning
  2. Write them down, in order of importance
  3. Ask yourself questions like, What takes the most time? Are there places which you’re procrastinating too much on?
  4. When you have a strong structure, think about what time you want your spring morning routine done by. Try giving each task a time limit, this way you have more urgency to finish something once you force a deadline.
  5. Write your final spring morning routine down, and make sure you’re not too strict. If you expect too much from yourself in the start you’ll burn out. Keep things easy so your routine can go with the flow if needed. You never know about sudden changes.

I hope these steps helped in creating your spring morning routine! This doesn’t only apply for spring mornings but year-around!

conclude

spring morning routine the lazy gal sejal ghanate woman in white floral dress sitting on green grass field during daytime
Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash

Well, that’s my spring morning routine and how to make your own. It’s quite easy to make once you have a structure, the hard part is following through. I know those days when you’re in bed, and it so cold outside of your blankets. I try to set my heater to turn on at least 15 minutes before I wake up, so when my alarm goes off, it’s warm enough for me to push myself out.

But in spring, it’ll probably be easier seeing how it’s getting warmer. As for me, I’ll try my best to follow my routine without any distraction. I also know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, sorry about that. I’ve been sick, and had to deal with school. I’m trying my best to catch up with everything, but I’m back to my weekly publishing schedule and you’ll see more of me on Twitter.

Nothing much going on, I finished the Daughter of the Pirate King. It was a good book, 4/5 stars! Would recommend it if you’re looking for a book to read this week. For more recommendations: Booktok Recs.

Till next time,

take care.


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31 thoughts on “My Spring Morning Routine and How to Make Yours in No Time.”

  1. I hate to admit it, but I am too a victim of procrastination. Maybe if I was to schedule my mornings similarly to yours it will help? Hoping it does! x

  2. Great post! These are some really helpful tips. I’ve been trying to get used to a morning routine and wake up earlier since the past month so that I can get in a yoga session before work.

  3. Lovely post! I had a routine where I woke up early and played badminton with a friend for the past couple months and then came home and worked on my hobbies before logging into work. Unfortunately the second wave rose so work out has been put on hold and I’m back to waking up late. Really need to set a new routine so this will help.

    1. That seems like such a good routine! Sounds hella productive for sure. And I feel you, when Covid hit, I had to stay at home and my routine was horrible the first few weeks. Good luck on making a routine Sumedha!

  4. I never used to be a morning person but since creating a good morning routine, I am so much more motivated. You’ve included some really helpful tips and it sounds like you have a great routine yourself.

    1. I’m more of a night person, but if I don’t have a routine, I’ll be leaving my bed at noon haha. Thanks for reading, good luck on creating a routine.

  5. I definitely need to get into a habit of a regular morning routine, it usually varies depending on the day right now but I would prefer to have more of a set schedule! I loved reading about your routine! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great tips! I often find that I’m trying to do too much in my daily routines, so I’ve been trying to work on prioritizing and being more realistic with my time.

    1. Mhm, I used to do that, and sometimes still do. My tip is writing them all down, and giving it time slots. Good luck on creating a more realistic routine!

  7. I like the idea of having a morning routine but I wake up with barely enough time to get ready before heading to work, lol. I wake up at 6 AM, take a shower, do my makeup, and then drink my coffee and eat breakfast before starting work at 7. When I return to working onsite next week (yikes!), I will have to drink my coffee and eat my breakfast while driving or get up 15-20 minutes earlier. Maybe I can do some of the morning routine things before bed?

  8. Great post! It’s so much easier to get up in the spring. So true about putting workout clothes on asap. I would do this when I wasn’t working from home & would go to the gym in the evenings. If I changed into sweats, no way I would ever make it to the gym.

    1. Mhm, it’s not cold and dark in the morning anymore. Glad to see, I’m not the only one that does that. Yup, I get you on the sweat things, if I changed into comfy clothes, no way am I getting up and exercising.

  9. I don’t think I could have a device that could listen to me as it feels too much like an invasion of my privacy. I do agree that routines are important, but my only routines are get out of bed, clean my teeth while looking through the TV guide, toilet, then wash. Pretty basic

  10. I really like the idea of having a different routine for each season – I’ve never tried that before and I think I will now! Great post!

    1. This is such a great post!! I love how detailed it is and how you break it down! I recently changed my routine and incorporate working out and meditation to start my day it’s been great! I think writing down a to do list really helps me figure out what to do and setting my priorities 😄

      1. Thank you Diana! Yesss, exercise always gets me ready to go for the day. Writing a to-do list and then going back to it gives me a fresh pov, and really does help me figure out my priorities for the day.

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