Cozy morning

Simple hacks to create a cozy weekend morning routine

Ah, the long weekend—those precious days where usual commitments are on hiatus and time seems to slow down, we can indulge in some much-needed relaxation. While weekdays may be filled with hustle and bustle, long weekends should offer the perfect opportunity to slow down, recharge, and create a cozy morning routine that sets the tone for a restful and rejuvenating day ahead.

Whether you're a morning person or someone who prefers to hit the snooze button, here are some proven tips to create a cozy weekend morning routine that will leave you ready to tackle whatever the day brings.

Wake Up Naturally:

If all your usual weekend commitments are on hold this weekend try to start your weekend mornings off by allowing yourself to wake up naturally, without the blaring sound of an alarm clock. Let your body dictate when it's ready to rise, and embrace the luxury of waking up at your own pace. This gentle awakening sets a relaxed tone for the rest of your morning and allows you to ease into the day with a sense of calm.

Set the Mood:

With these winter mornings is it really lovely to create a cozy ambiance in your bedroom by dimming the lights and lighting a scented candle or diffusing your favourite essential oils. Soft, warm lighting can help signal to your body that it's time to unwind and relax for the weekend ahead. Choose calming scents like lavender or chamomile to promote feelings of peace.

Eat a Slow Breakfast:

If you can instead of rushing through breakfast like you do on weekdays, take the time for a leisurely meal on the weekend. I love waiting until any early morning commitments are done and then whipping up my favourite homemade french toast, scramble some eggs with fresh herbs, or I indulge in a bowl of creamy oatmeal topped with berries and nuts. 

Practice Mindfulness:

Incorporate mindfulness practices into your morning routine to help centre your mind and cultivate a sense of inner peace. This could include meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply taking a few moments to appreciate the beauty of the world around you or reflecting on your intentions for the day ahead, and set positive affirmations to guide you through the weekend, if you are looking for some mindfulness ideas, check out these Mindfulness Alternatives for Those Who Struggle with Meditation.

Get Moving:

While weekends are meant for relaxation, it's still important to prioritise movement and physical activity. Whether it's a gentle yoga flow, a brisk walk in nature, or a quick workout at home, find ways to get your body moving and energised. Exercise not only boosts your mood and improves your overall health but also helps you feel more alert and focused for the rest of the day.

Cozy Up with a Good Book:

Curling up with a cozy blanket and a good book that transports you to another world is such a treat on weekends. Whether you prefer fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, losing yourself in a great story can be a wonderful way to escape the stresses of everyday life and nourish your imagination. I am currently loving recommendations from michellereadsbooks on instagram.  This is one of my favourite recommendations recently. 

Connect with Loved Ones:

Use the weekend mornings as an opportunity to connect with loved ones and strengthen your relationships. Whether it's enjoying a leisurely breakfast together, going for a walk in the park, or simply spending quality time chatting and catching up, prioritise meaningful connections with the people who matter most to you.


Photo: Anthony Tran 

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