Spectrum Talks: Morning Routines
Whether you wake up at dawn or lie in ‘til late, finding the right morning routine can really set you up for the day. We’re all different – maybe you have a solid morning skincare routine, or maybe you focus more on waking your body up with a little yoga or stretching.
We wanted to hear more about morning routines and why they’re important – and where better to do this than in one of our Spectrum Talks! From sharing our step-by-step routines to talking about how they affect our moods and productivity, we’re here to offer a little insight into how – and why – to start your day right.
Keep scrolling to find out everything we learned.
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Our morning routines are shaped by our lifestyle and what our days look like – for early risers, there might be more time to indulge in a great facial routine or a bit of exercise. On the other hand, if we’re more active at night we might want a simpler routine – after we eventually force ourselves out of bed.
We were pretty surprised to discover that the majority of our Spectrum sisters love an early morning!
Early bird— Margaret (@janetmargaret34) June 15, 2021
Definitely an early bird, it’s literally 6:30 am in Panama right now 🙈— Ilean Angulo (@alienUnicorn__) June 15, 2021
early bird! Most productive when I get up at 4am!— em (@snippetsofem) June 15, 2021
Wow. There’s early, and there’s 4 am early.
Then there’s that one lucky person…
I'm both. Lol I know it sounds weird but I can stay up late and still get up in the morning ☺️— Ja-Nee| Curly Head (@whoisNee) June 15, 2021
Please teach us your secret!
Step-By-Step Morning Routines
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – we’re all different. So, it’s no surprise we all shared different routines!
Get up, have a shower, brush teeth, do skincare, get dressed, wake my daughter, get her dressed, drop her at day care, go to work.— Jenna Menzies (@fayebrgr) June 15, 2021
Wake up and enjoy a cup of tea while watching @GMB— Urban Angel 💫 (@UrbanAngel1111) June 15, 2021
Then shower and give myself a facial and condition my hair.
Then I start my day. (Or when I have my exercise scheduled, I exercise then shower) pic.twitter.com/E0yTImah8R
It’s true we all crave something different, and the perfect morning routine will look unique to you. For us, our dream routine has got to include:
- A refreshing shower (or a soothing bath)
- Cleansing and toning products
- Moisturising – both face and body
- Hydration – with our super brightening and hydrating Glowful Mist
- A good breakfast
And some light exercise – if we can face it!
Taking some time to give yourself what you need each morning pays off. You might find you have more of a glow, more energy or even a brighter outlook.
Do Morning Routines Affect Your Mood?
Does how we spend the morning really make a difference?
As we mentioned above, sticking to a routine in the morning can help improve your mindset, while moving away from a routine can leave some of us feeling a bit negative.
It definitely can. If it's too chaotic, it can stress me for a majority of the day. Generally if I get some time to gather my thoughts and overcome the stressors, I can keep myself in a good mood though— Jenna Menzies (@fayebrgr) June 15, 2021
If the morning starts off rough, it can change the way I wanted the day to go. I try get myself together and think positive vibes 🥰— Ja-Nee| Curly Head (@whoisNee) June 15, 2021
The key is to be present and notice how you feel. Maybe waking up a little earlier relaxes you, or taking the time to sit down and plan your day gives you a productivity boost.
Why We Love Mornings
Here are some beautiful reasons to make the most of your mornings.
It's more quiet, the air is fresher, I love the sound of the birds early in the morning and I tend to be more productive in the morning.— Jenna Menzies (@fayebrgr) June 15, 2021
Waking up and feeling grateful for what I have. 💗 I’ve been through so much but I’m genuinely grateful for every little thing I have.— Urban Angel 💫 (@UrbanAngel1111) June 15, 2021
The freshness of the early morning and the rays of the sun when it begins to dawn that sometimes pass through my window, they make my whole room turn golden— Ilean Angulo (@alienUnicorn__) June 15, 2021
Feeling inspired to seize the day and start up a healthy new morning routine? We’re with you. If skincare and makeup are big priorities, then don’t miss our new makeup range – our Glowful Primer is a hero product for getting that gorgeous everyday glow, and our Glowful Mist is the best for quick hydration!
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