Winter Break Morning Routine – Blogmas Day 20

Growing up, my parents kept my brother and I on a strict morning schedule for school breaks and the weekends, and I hated it. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, meaning that my body wakes me up every morning at around 9 with a mild compulsion to clean. Thankfully, I’ve included a lot more moments for relaxation and have made my mornings something to look forward to. Here is my winter break morning routine.

9:30 AM

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I always set an alarm in the morning, even when I don’t have anywhere to be, and typically wake up about 5 minutes before it goes off. During winter break, I wake up at 9 and hang out on my phone for about half an hour. Then I immediately make my bed. When I was a kid, I hated that I had to make my bed every morning, but now I genuinely feel sad if I don’t. I firmly believe that making my bed sets me on the path for accomplishment and organization. It is my belief that if I start my day by accomplishing one simple task, I’ll be better prepared to take on any other challenge that comes my way!

10 AM

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This meal is about 85% as extra as my meals get when I have the time to invest. Check it out: the pancakes, the omelette, the fruit, the juice, the water, and the cappuccino! My breakfast game is too strong! I was really feeling the Christmas spirit, so I played the Pentatonix PTXmas album in the background during the creation (and destruction) of this meal.

10:30 AM

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If you read  my baking posts, you probably know that I’m a mildly anxious person, which is why I always try to make my mornings as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. It’s like starting the day with a chill pill. I finish up my hot drink – this time a cappuccino, but usually some tea – and watch a video or 5 on YouTube. Over the past few months, I’ve become addicted to videos from Olympic diver, Tom Daley, so I definitely had to check out his and his husband’s Christmas Home Tour. They take festive to the next level.

11 AM

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Taking pictures is typically the most tedious part of the blogging process for me, which is why I like to knock them out early. On this specific morning I was working on a post for the Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer. To see the general process for how I do all of my photo,s check out the link here.

11:45 AM

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This was the most dreaded part of the morning. After 2-3 weeks, it was finally time to wash my hair. I didn’t bring my normal shampoo and conditioner home with me, because I usually just use my mom’s, but this time around she was all out of the good stuff. I was stuck using some cheap olive oil shampoo that made my hair feel like actual plastic. She also only had the mini bottles of conditioner that come in those at-home relaxer kits, which wasn’t going to work for me. I decided to make the best of what was available to me and spray in a lot of leave-in conditioner when I got out the shower. Then I put oiled and combed my curling cream through my hair for an ultra soft fro.

Are you a morning bed maker?

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!

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