Having A Solid Morning Routine: A Series on Tackling Anxiety

Mornings can be tough to get a handle on especially if you're not a morning person, like myself! But one realization I've made over the past few years is how vital a morning routine is to helping with my anxiety as it sets the tone for the rest of my day!

So I wanted to take some time out and share a few things that I do to get the day started off on the right foot and hope you find some of this helpful!

For me, I like to ease into the day. I know not everyone has this luxury so if you can give yourself just an extra 10 or 15 minutes or more realistically even 5 or 6 in your busy morning it can make a huge difference!

So I'll start by making sure to drink some water and while the dog eats his breakfast I meditate. Meditation is something I've been a little off and on with over time but am working on being more consistent with. I like using an app since I usually can't focus on my own. I've previously used Headspace and am currently using one called Shine. I do this for anywhere from 6 - 10 minutes.

I also, tend to journal from time to time in the mornings. I write down goals for the day and sometimes will think big picture and write down some goals for the year. Getting my thoughts out on paper helps to calm my mind and focus more on the task I need to complete for my day and be more present.

While these couple of things may seem small they've made a huge difference in my life and allow me to be able to focus and tackle the day! It also helps me take a step back and assess a situation and respond calmly and thoughtfully,  rather than reactionary. Although my husband may beg to differ! Hope you guys found this useful, and as always, thanks for getting your 'dose of reality'.



  1. My morning coffee is the best for anxiety. I saw more about the benefits of coffee on a documentary on PortalulTauTV.com