My Morning and Night Routines

Hello everyone,

If you kind of remember my schedule for June, today I am supposed to share my morning and night routines with you. I thought I might leave that and do a video, but it was possible, so we’re sticking to the plan.

Before I start, I need to remind you that I have good days and bed days and, for that reason, on bad days, I might not care to follow my normal steps or to have a routine at all. This is what I do when I’m doing well.

My morning routine:

I must tell you that, do to my annoying health issues and my powerful medication, I don’t always wake up early. I love it when I do, but there are many times when I sleep until close to lunch time or even after that. I’m currently trying and making an effort to always wake up early, because I feel better when I do so (if I have slept enough).

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  • After waking up, the first thing that I do is check my phone. I check social media, WordPress, my three email accounts, Whatsapp, Skype, text messages, the whole thing. I don’t answer to anything yet.
  • I get up and change from what I sleep in (sometimes only panties so there isn’t much changing to do) and into whatever I’m wearing at home. Currently, because it’s hot I wear either shorts, my blue romper and light cotton dresses. When it’s not so hot, I wear leggings or yoga pants with a loose t-shirt. I always wear flip-flops at home, changing into sneakers if I’m doing some gardening.
  • I get up, and open one of my bedroom windows, so there’s light (especially for my succulents) and fresh air. The other window is open but with close shutters all day and all night long. I rarely open them.
  • I go the kitchen and open the door, in case Rosa needs to go do her business. I take my mailbox key and see if there’s mail.
  • If it’s too hot, I look at me plants to check if they need a little refreshment, which is basic spraying their leaves with water so they can be healthy and happy until I water them in the evening.
  • I go back into the house and go to the bathroom. I brush my teeth, put my hair in a ponytail or messy bun, wash, tone and moisturize my face.
  • I go back into the kitchen to grab some cold water, as I need to drink water before I eat anything. Sometimes I drink a whole 500 ml bottle before I even touch food.
  • I then make breakfast or brunch, hot or cold and take it with me to the office, along with some coffee and my water. I turn on the computer and answer emails and general notifications while I eat breakfast. After breakfast, I take my pills and multivitamin.
  • I then write my health for days journey post, along with my to-do list and start taking care of whatever I have to do on that particular day…..

 

My night routine:

Once again, I remind you that things don’t always go as smoothly as I would like. Sometimes I don’t even have the patience and energy to take a shower and brush my teeth, let alone moisturize or do my yoga. I also have a very bad nightly habit of needing a comfort sweet snack or a comfort drink, usually decaf with milk, a cappuccino or frappuccino, chocolate milk, tea, whatever I have on hand. But this is how it looks like on a really good day.

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  • My nightly routine starts when I’m prepping dinner, usually between seven and nine. I get dinner done and then we eat, while watching TV.
  • After dinner, usually, both of us take care of the kitchen, filling Betty up (the dishwasher. Yes, she does have a name. My washing machine is Martha) and cleaning around a bit.
  • I then answer some comments or read some blogs, while Rui is next to me doing his thing. Sometimes we watch a movie or series together and I don’t touch the computer.
  • I do my yoga, while he makes fun of me (I’ve been slacking with it lately).
  • Then I have a shower (taking care of any shaving or exfoliating) and put on a face mask.
  • After showering, I brush my teeth, tone and moisturize my face and apply moisturizer on my body.
  • I then beg Rui for a back massage because I normally have some sort of back pain. If he’s grumpy I get nothing. If he’s in a good mood I get a wonderful massage which really helps.
  • I then towel dry my hair and brush it, leaving it alone or doing a braid.
  • I get back to the kitchen and take my medicine.
  • I change into whatever I’m wearing to bed and go to bed to read until I feel sleepy. It takes hours sometimes. I either read a book or browse Reddit. Oh yes, I love askreddit.
  • When I feel tired enough, I turn the light off and go to sleep.

That’s about it.

Do have have a morning and night routine?

Do you have an issue with nightime snacking?

Thank you for reading.

Hugs.

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60 thoughts on “My Morning and Night Routines

  1. Dippy-Dotty Girl says:

    You do have a nice routine in place, C. Looks like you get a lot done but that we do know about. You know my favourite nighttime snack πŸ™‚ You didn’t mention yours though. And I too end my night with a cup of tea. Jasmine green. Soothes my senses like no other xx

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  2. Cherylene says:

    I do remember you mentioning this. It was a nice read! Sorry that you’re not feeling so well. I do hope you are able to get a handle on it so it does not worse. Much of my routine involves making sure the kids follow the routines I have set for them such tidy room, shower and brush your teeth say their prayers and so on. Routines are good but I love flexibility. As for the night time snacking, I don’t usually indulge unless I really have a craving for something.Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hannah says:

    The first thing I do when I wake up is check my phone too XD

    I don’t have a problem with nighttime snacking – mainly because I don’t buy anything that I can snack on. Sometimes I might at home but not here. But sometimes I go to bed a little hungry because I tend to eat around 5:30pm here (just to get done in the kitchen before some of my loud flatmates and one of the girls with her boyfriend who are incredibly keen on unplesent public displays of affection, sitting on each others lap, making noises no one should hear – its gross).

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      • Hannah says:

        It is mostly OK, but there are things that really wind me up, like people not cleaning up after themselves in a communal kitchen and blocking the sink, putting dirty things on a draining board where you’re supposed to put clean things! And yeah the boyfriend thing was so gross!

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  4. 499daysoflauren says:

    I think a lot of bloggers and people from the younger generation check their social media first when they wake up in the morning and check their phones before going to sleep. Definitely wish I was this organized with my morning and evening routines. Great post!

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  5. Fitness and Fueling says:

    Cheila, great article. The most important times of the day! Have you tried eliminating all distractions in the morning until you are ready to deal with it? I try to avoid everything you listed LOL. Mornings are very sacred to me! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Dee says:

    Oh boy I wish I could sleep in. I am so used to being up at 5am that even on days off, I struggle to keep my eyes closed past 7am. Your routine sounds so organized and productive!

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  7. myhearinglossstory says:

    Hello Cheila. Oh I love reading your posts. I almost feel like I am sitting opposite you in a cafe and you’re chatting to me over a coffee:)
    …I like some dark chocolate before bed πŸ˜‰
    Oh, and I love face masks! I like to buy the ones in packets , and trying different ones πŸ™‚
    I hope you’re feeling good at the moment.
    Carly

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