Routines are everything.

“The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

— John C. Maxwell

This month we are talking about what steps you can take to #FeelYourBestFebruary. The single most important thing I have done that helps me feel my best every day is develop (and stick with!) a morning and evening routine. It has taken months (dare I say years) to find a routine that works for me. And it changes with each season of life! For example, when I was on my surgery rotation and had to be at the hospital at 5:00 am, I limited my morning routine to the bare essentials. And some nights I only squeeze in 5 minutes of stretching before collapsing into the bed. But this is what I strive for each day because I know it helps me to show up as my best self!

4:00 am – Wake up, workout clothes on, contacts in, brush teeth

4:15 am – Neti pot, glass of water #1

4:30 am – Workout

5:15 am – Shower + AM skin care – *Start AM Pump Up Playlist*

5:30 am – Make coffee + smoothie, glass of water #2 with plant powders + plant-based omega

5:45 am – Meditate

6:00 am – Start Today Journal & Priority Planner, enjoy coffee + smoothie

6:30 am – Hello day, let’s do this!

7:00 pm – Make chamomile tea + prep tomorrow’s lunch & coffee pot – *Start PM Wind Down Playlist*

7:10 pm – Set out workout clothes + work clothes for tomorrow

7:20 pm – PM skin care + floss/brush teeth + take out contacts

7:30 pm – Start essential oil diffuser + foam roll

7:40 pm – Evening yoga

7:50 pm – Gratitude journal

7:55 pm – Neck extension with cervical traction orthotic

8:00 pm – Lights out, good night!

In addition to having these routines to bookend my day, there are 4 things I prioritize on a daily basis to make sure I feel my best:

1


Hydrate

Easier said than done some days, especially now in the days of living with a mask on. I mix it up with hot tea and water.

2


Eat plants

Meal prep is the only way this happens. And of course my secret superpower that is plant powders.

3


Move my body

Just 30 minutes a day. If I can fit in more, great. Walking Olaf, yoga, barre, biking, running around at the hospital – get creative!

4


Sleep

I used to think I could function on less than 6 hours of sleep. Then I got a Whoop and realized the importance of quality sleep.

Build your own routine

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