• Tara Simone

How To Create Your Own Magical Morning Routine

Updated: Oct 6


Should you meditate, journal, eat breakfast, go for a run, or do yoga every morning? Everyone is going crazy over the perfect morning routine and there's even books on it such as Miracle Morning. But what should you really be doing every day to set yourself up for success? I share my favorites below so YOU can decide to perfect morning alignment ritual for you.

Should you meditate, journal, eat breakfast, go for a run, or do yoga every morning? Everyone is going crazy over the perfect morning routine and there's even books on it such as Miracle Morning. But what should you really be doing every day to set yourself up for success? I share my favorites below so YOU can decide to perfect morning alignment ritual for you.


Before I created my magical morning routine, I just assumed I was not a morning person and that was how it would always be. I constantly felt burnt out, unmotivated, and honestly lost on what I really wanted to do each day and with my life. But I found that taking 5-15 minutes every morning to center myself, set my intentions, and calm my mind has completed changed my outlook on each day and even life!


The best part of creating a morning routine is that you can make it to be anything you want it to be! What centers and calms me may drive you crazy so do not think you have to meditate with chants or do yoga on the beach at sunrise to be in alignment. Whatever works for you is what is right!


Hopefully this list of all the things I have tried will give you some inspiration and a starting point. Take what you love, leave what you don't, and tell me if you find something else that works amazing for YOU so I can add it here for others!

1. Gratitude Journaling


If you have read any self help blogs or books this is always mentioned because it is AUH-MAZING! But so many people do it wrong and do not benefit from gratitude journaling fully because they miss these two steps. Its a very simple concept with amazing results if done correctly!


So how do you gain the most out of this exercise? Simply grab a pretty journal you love, maybe a cute pen too, and write down as many things you can think of that make you happy RIGHT NOW! That's the secret to making this work! Focus on the NOW! The whole point of this practice is to evoke a positive emotion from you.


I find it is hard to be truly grateful for all the basic things people say like "food, clean water, roof over your head, clothes, ect" because most likely you have never been without those things. I am not saying do not be grateful for them as well, but focusing on what you are grateful for TODAY sparks more emotion.


The other step a lot of people miss in this exercise is reading over the list after you are done free writing! While writing all you are grateful for just brain dump onto the page and let your pen flow until it is all on the page and then go read it again aloud to yourself with a smile on your face!


Doing this daily helps you see all you have in your life to be grateful for and helps you attract more things to be grateful for. Remember, nothing is too small to be grateful for. Many times my list will include "bombass coffee, sunshine, and my dog letting me sleep in". Whatever makes YOU happy right now write down and repeat it with a smile.

2. Desires List