Becoming Your Own Version Of 'That Girl'
My high vibrational morning routine
Hey It-Girls, it's been a minute since I've done a blog post but it feels so good to be back! Does anyone else feel like their motivation comes and goes purely based on the weather? Now that the sun has finally made an appearance (current weather excluded), I'm feeling ready to take on the world again. One thing that's been really motivating me lately is the 'that girl' trend on Tik Tok. This trend is all about aesthetically pleasing healthy habits and routines that are supposed to help you become the best version of yourself. Similar to the 'main character energy' trend - which I wrote about here - it's received criticism for being an unrealistic ideal for the average person but I do feel like there is a version of 'that girl' in all of us. While we may not look exactly like the girls on Pinterest, we can still create routines that redefine what becoming 'that girl' means to us. That's why The It Girl Diaries was created; to inspire you to become your own muse and discover the It-Girl within. So today I'm exploring the 'that girl' trend and sharing some ways you can incorporate these ideas into your daily life.
Wake up at the same time everyday
I don't know about you but I have absolutely zero desire to wake up at 5am everyday. It seems like every 'successful' morning routine is supposed to start at this time but it's not for everyone and that's okay. Of course, waking up early is ideal as you have more time to get things done but we all operate differently. Some people work better in the morning while others work better at night. Rather than focusing on waking up at 5am, we can simply focus on consistency and waking up at the same time everyday. Building up the habit of consistency will instantly make you feel more productive, as well as improving your sleep routine - something which many of us struggle to maintain.
Incorporate 10 mins of mindfulness into your morning
No matter how much time you have in the morning, we all have at least 10 minutes which we could be using to practice mindfulness. I like to do this first thing when I wake up, before getting ready for work. I start off with a 10 minute meditation and follow this up with 5 minutes of stretching to release any stiffness and tension from sleeping. Whether it's meditation, reading a devotional or taking some time for a quick morning yoga flow; this is one practice that will put you in a more positive mindset for the day ahead.
Have a healthy breakfast
*Insert green smoothie pic here* I'll admit, it may be a stereotype but I do love a good green smoothie. Having a healthy breakfast in general always makes me feel like I have my sh*t together. There's something really motivational about starting as you mean to go on. Whenever I have a healthy breakfast, I'm more inclined to make better decisions throughout the day to keep that feeling going. If you feel uninspired by what's in your fridge and you're tired of eating the same thing every morning, head to my 'Becoming That Girl' Pinterest board for some healthy breakfast inspo!
Consume high vibrational content
Okay so the final part of my morning routine before I start work for the day is to watch or listen to something inspiring. On weekends I have some extra time and can truly indulge in high-vibe Youtube content. Some of my fave channels include Leeor Alexandra, Hitomi Mochizuki, Hailey Gamba, Mai Pham and Sam Ozkural! From spirituality to productivity tips and healthy habits, these women inspire me daily to be the best version of 'that girl' I can possibly be. On weekdays I'm typically at work so while I can't necessarily watch videos, I still find the time to listen to a podcast just to keep my mind active. I've been absolutely loving Jay Shetty's 'On Purpose' podcast where he interviews the most influential people in the world as well as sharing his own personal gems about productivity, relationships, self-love and more. People often complain that social media is a toxic place and that it makes us feel worse about ourselves but I think that when we curate our content feeds to reflect the person we want to be, it can become the ultimate motivation hack!