Morning Self Care Items Worth Waking Up For

April 25, 2017

I love mornings – I’m an early bird by nature.  I love the promise of a new day and the first breath of fresh air I get to take.  But I know not all of my Besties may feel the same way, and there’s no shame in that.  But we all have to wake up […]

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I love mornings – I’m an early bird by nature.  I love the promise of a new day and the first breath of fresh air I get to take.  But I know not all of my Besties may feel the same way, and there’s no shame in that.  But we all have to wake up sometime…and with today’s Bestie finds, you just might want to.  Today’s picks provide some fun morning self care ideas.  If you truly dread mornings, try giving yourself something fun to look forward to in the morning, be it drinking your coffee from a cute cup, spending a little relaxing time coloring, or taking the time to pamper yourself a bit. Which of today’s picks do you think are worth waking up  early for?

Bestie Finds:  Morning Magic

Unicorn travel mug – Perhaps you’ve noticed that unicorns are really having a moment right now.  So what if they didn’t make it onto the arc?  They’re at Starbucks, influencing fashion, and now…your morning cup of joe.  

Master plan notebook – One of the first things I reach for every morning is one of my journals…yes I usually have more than one going at once. Why not add some journaling to your morning routine?  It’s a great way to set intentions and begin with gratitude.

Alllll the Sharpies – Coloring can be so relaxing and it gives you a chance to create something, even if you don’t consider yourself the least bit artsy…I can relate!  Morning is a great time to carve out some space for creativity.

Super fun makeup brushes – I’m a sucker for anything aqua, but I think we can agree…aren’t these makeup brushes so great?  They may be just the thing to actually make you excited to get up and at ’em in the am.  

Bentonite clay mask – Have you all tried a bentonite clay mask yet?  ALL the beauty bloggers are raving about them…you mix the clay with apple cider vinegar and apply to your face.  Minutes later, your skin is poreless and basically perfect!  Can I get an Am Amen?!

Secret Garden Coloring Book – We already discussed how great coloring is, and here is the perfect coloring book to get started!  It’s pages are thick stock so if you’re more of a sharpie than colored pencil person, you’re good to go.  

Hallelujah Anyway – I have become the hugest Anne Lamott fan lately, so I had to share her new book.  The subtitle is “rediscovering mercy.”  I love that.  What better way to start your day than with a book that inspires you to be merciful to others…and yourself as well. 

Do you have a morning self care routine?  I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

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