My Mindful Morning Routine

morning-routine

WAKE + CAFFEINATE 

I usually wake up around 5:30 am without an alarm and the first thing I do is go get coffee. You guys know me and my coffee addiction! 

GRATITUDE

Once I have my cuppa Joe in my hand, I will open up my hobonichi planner and in the monthly section write in one thing I am grateful for. Doing this everyday has really shown me that no matter how hard your situation may be, they is always a silver lining and something to be grateful for.

AFFIRMATIONS

I have a list of affirmations stating "I am..." that I read to myself every morning. This not only starts your day off on a positive note but you feel empowered and are attracting what you want. 

MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION

This has been the most beneficial part to my morning routine by far. I deal with a lot of anxiety so practicing meditation and visualizing my goals have really helped me to stay calmer, connect with myself more and keep my goals at the top of my mind everyday. 

YOGA + EXERCISE

This is my favorite part of my morning. I love to get out of bed and stretch and do my mini yoga routine (leave a comment below if you would like a post on my yoga routine!) It not only makes me feel looser but also gets my body ready for the day. I also like to do some physical therapy exercises for my injuries as well. 

READ

I have always been a bookworm. Whether it is on Pinterest, Audible, my Kindle or reading a physical book, I always like to get some reading in whether it's self-help, fiction or blog posts to help me with my business. 

PLAN DAY

Y'all know I'm a planner and my planner is with me in hand wherever I go. I like to sit down and write out my to do list, any important things I need to catch up on or follow up on and block time out for certain things. This helps me to stay productive and on task.

PUT ON SOME JAMS AND SLAY THE DAY!

Okay maybe this is the most fun out of all. Once I'm ready to start my day I put on my playlist with some upbeat jams to get me dancing and ready to take on a new day! 

Do you have a morning routine? Leave me a comment below and let me know, I would love to hear from you! 

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What's In My Planner Bag

After about a year of planning and finding what works for me, I have crafted my everyday supplies down to this adorable pouch from Tj Maxx! These supplies are perfect for ring planning, travelers notebooks, note taking, bullet journaling, etc. 

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Pastel Pilot Frixion Erasable Highlighters

I love using these highlighters to color code and and highlight important events on my calendar I need to remember!

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Hobonichi Techo 2017 Coleto Pen

Hi-Tec-C Coleto Pen 

Coleto pens are one of my faves because you can have multiple pens in one barrel and it helps to not only save space but have exactly what you need in one pen and can change out the ink!

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Pentel Pencil Click 0.7

Pentel Clic Eraser

These two items have quickly become must haves for my bullet journal. I like to sketch things out in pencil first (so I can erase any mistakes because I am a perfectionist). I then use the big eraser to erase the pencil marks after writing in pen. 

Tombow Calligraphy Pen

Black Sharpie

The Tombow calligraphy pen has become my favorite pen to use. I love how it writes, doesn't bleed through and I have been enjoying trying to learn calligraphy and hand lettering. I use the sharpie to write on laminated post it notes in my planner for quick thoughts that I can just wipe off later. 

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 Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

These pens have the most incredible top for writing and color coding. I have come to realize I definitely need all the colors!

What are your favorite planner supplies? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

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The ABC's of Planning (A-C)

I am so excited to share a new series with you all! Planning is such an integral part of my life and I wanted to share ideas A-Z that you can use in your planner to get more organized! 

A

action items, acetate for decoration, activities to do, affirmations, anniversaries and appointments

B

bills, baby info, address book, baking recipes, business tasks, business projects, books to read, beauty favorites, bucket list, budget, blog ideas, bullet journal and birthdays

C

coupon codes, cleaning routine, collaborations, contacts, color coding, checkbook register, collections and cash envelopes

Enjoy this free printable to keep in your planner for ideas! 

Pocket Size: DOWNLOAD

Personal Size: DOWNLOAD

A5 Size: DOWNLOAD

What do you use your planner for? I would love to hear in the comments below! 

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What I'm Loving: Warby Parker Spring 2017 Collection

Blizzard Stella is currently ravaging through New York and I can't begin to tell you how ready for Spring I am. Not only for the warm weather but to rock my favorite accessories. You all know how obsessed with sunnies I am so I was super excited to announce the new Warby Parker Spring 2017 Collection! 

Words can't describe how obsessed with this collection I am, it is classy, feminine and chic. These shades are universally flattering and have a unique edge that makes them different. It encompasses the perfect mixture of tortoise, violet tinted lenses and even the 70's flat-brow look. These are the perfect additions to freshen up your Spring look! 

Here are some outfits that I think would be a perfect match with these sunnies! 

Browse through the shades below! Comment and let me know which frame is your favorite!

How I Stay Organized + Planner Setup

Staying organized has become a top priority for me. With everything that goes on in life it is easy to forget things and lose track of time. Also, staying organized and planning has helped lower my stress and anxiety. By having a place to write all your thoughts out and then categorizing them accordingly, it will be easier to accomplish those tasks, stay on track and not feel like you are in the midst of a tornado! Check out how I organize my planner below!

How do you stay organized? If you are a planner, what type of planner do you use?