Every good morning routine starts with getting up and taking on the day.
I’m not going to lie, my morning routine on the weekends is way different than my weekday routine. What I’m doing during the week is completely different than what I am doing on the weekends. The weekends are my days off and I refer to them as the days that I want to be lazy and will be lazy on but still get things done.
Even though the weekends are when I have a day off, I don’t sleep them away. At least, not anymore. And, you shouldn’t either. I did sleep them away in the past, I’m talking sleeping until noon and feeling like I lost my day.
Can you think about all the work you can get done during the weekend that your work might steal from you? Need to hang a shelf that you bought in October and it’s just sitting on the floor? Do it on the weekend. Need to clean the baseboards? Do it on the weekend. There are so many things that could and should be done during the weekend.
You don’t need to be a morning person to have a morning routine, remember that.
How are you going to change this?
How are you going to implement a morning routine during the weekends?
You don’t need to be an early riser to kick off a morning routine. You could wake up at 5:30 AM and still not be considered an early riser — it’s all about how you see yourself. I’m not an early riser. Most people would not consider an 8:30 AM or 9:30 AM an early wake-up.
You just need to create a routine that helps you get through your day. What do your weekends usually compose of? And, what do you want to do on your weekends? Those are questions that you should focus on then you’ll figure out a strategy for errands and doing things you love all in one day.
It’s not doing it all but it’s doing all that you want to do. That’s how I see it. You just need to figure out how you want to spend your morning and how you want to jumpstart the day. Figure out how you want your mornings to go and a routine you want to implement in your life.
It’s time to challenge yourself.
The weekends are not all about doing nothing and we all figure that out on Sunday when the Sunday Scaries start popping up and we realize all that we didn’t do.
I’m not going to tell you how your morning routine should go but I will give you ideas on things to add to your routine.
How to create your morning routine:
Wake up a little bit earlier.
Life could be just a bit easier if we woke up earlier than our usual scheduled wake-up call. Some of us might feel that way and others don’t. I feel like if I were to get out of bed a little bit earlier, I could accomplish maybe one or two things before starting off my day. That is how I feel about being an early riser. I’m not saying you should become an early riser or to wake up before the sun comes up but getting out of bed before lunch/brunch hours could help out here and there.
You don’t need multiple alarms, trust me that’s not going to help you out when it comes to quality sleep. Set one alarm and make yourself get up. Start it off by moving your alarm back thirty or so minutes. Don’t set a wake-up goal of 6 AM if you normally get up at 8 AM, that’s not going to help you out. And, make yourself work to turn the alarm off. Put it in your closet or in another room which will make you get up and move around to turn it off. Why do you need to do all of this? Your brain needs to wake up with you and you’re going to get your blood flowing by moving.
Try to workout in the morning.
The weekends are the perfect time to get a workout in. Especially if you are trying to workout in the mornings before work. You can train yourself to get your workout in, in the morning and feel good after the fact. I’m a weekend workout person — I like going early in the mornings before the gym is packed and getting it out of the way. Once I get that out of the way, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much. To be real, a workout is an amazing accomplishment and once it’s over with, you feel like a million bucks.
Get your heart and blood pumping in the morning, you won’t regret it. You’re accomplishing a great hurdle by getting this out of the way. This would be a great asset to add to your weekend morning routine especially if you want to incorporate fitness into your life.
Set a goal for the day.
Many people accomplish things when they set a goal for themselves. I know most people set goals for the year or month but you can set smaller goals for certain days of the weeks. Maybe you have a goal to paint your bedroom or get all your home decor on the wall before having guests over? That is something you can accomplish on your weekends. It doesn’t have to be big but it can make something big to you.
Start your morning routine off with a weekend goal book and cross off each goal as you accomplish it on a different weekend. You’ll get a lot of things that you have been wanting to do, done. You never know, your goal might just take up five minutes or an hour of your day but you’ll kick it off with an accomplishment. Make yourself proud and do something that you’ve been wanting to do. Set that goal for the day and be happy for yourself.
Make time for breakfast.
If you skip breakfast that is a no. You should never pass up on the biggest meal of the day. Make sure that you remember to nourish your body. You have to remember that you just had a good 6 to 8+ hours of sleep and your body was fasting so you need to fuel it. A lot of people tend to shrug off eating the right amount of meals during the weekend but you should make sure to add that to your agenda so your body can thank you.
The weekends are the best time for pancakes so indulge. Make yourself some pancakes and kick off your day with a hearty meal. This is a need for your morning routine. A necessity for your day to go well because your body is happy with you.
Add self-care to your morning routine.
You probably hear about self-care a lot and it’s important. You need to insert self-care into your life to take care of yourself. At this point in your life, you need to make sure that you take days to keep your mental state intact. Many people work themselves to death and we need to remember to take days for ourselves. You can utilize your morning routine on the weekends to have one Saturday or Sunday in the month where you have a spa day or a day to reset your brain.
Consider a self-care routine for your mornings. You can do simple things like yoga or meditate. Sometimes, all you need is a face mask, a cup of hot tea, and ten minutes of quiet. Netflix and movies can be a part of your routine—whatever you find necessary to relax and take time to yourself. Just make sure that you take the time to appreciate and love yourself.
Invest some time in your hobby.
The mornings are the best time to invest in your hobbies—not with money but with your time. You could set aside an hour to read a book that you need to break in or start a painting that you have been meaning to finish. It’s all about allocating your time to the right things especially the things that matter the most to you. You can take an hour or two out of the day to organize if that is your thing or to watch that new movie that you have had your eye on.
Your hobby is an important thing to put time into. If you’re into something and want to have time to do it, you have to make the time. What’s a better time than in the morning when you usually just lay around? There’s no better time than those mornings when you have time.
Own your morning routine
Focus on one or two things to add to your routine as you start to create it. You don’t have to add all of the things all at once but you should consider them as you try to start your weekends off on a better note.
My morning routine on the weekends isn’t perfect but I get up and I do my things. There is obviously room for improvement and I’ll continue to work on it as I try to wake up earlier and do more things throughout my weekends.
You need to figure out what you want to do on those days. You don’t need to do all the things that are listed above—you can branch off the idea of working out and line up different workout classes to try out. Focus on your schedule and what you can handle
If you want an idea of how to make the most of your day, I have a few ideas here that you can check out.
Challenge yourself to start a morning routine during the weekends and take yourself to another level. You don’t have to let your weekends be overcome with errands and nothing fun. Make time for it all and start the day off with your routine.
It doesn’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to be perfect. Just take some of the ideas and jumpstart your routine.
What does your morning routine look like? Do you have different routines for different days?