Good morning. You woke up to Karma playing on your phone, and you rolled (very slowly) out of bed. Now, it’s time to get ready for a sex-cess-ful day.
One thing I’ve learned over time is that sexual pleasure doesn’t happen by accident. A solid plan makes it far more likely. With a good routine down, I’m more likely to feel confident, clean, sensual, and sexy.
Sure, we all know that basic sleep hygiene is a given. You know, getting eight hours of sleep each night, waking up at the same time each day, keeping electronics out of the bedroom. The real magic happens when I wake up, though.
So, here are some tips to help you get your day started on the right foot.
Take a Breath
Sexy vibes start with a good state of mind. So, start the day with a clear head by soothing your nervous system with three to 20 minutes of mindful breathing. Ideally, I try to aim for the full 20 minutes. But, realistically, sometimes there just isn’t time for that. This is a no-guilt zone, though. If I can squeeze three minutes in, that works.
It’s been proven by psychologists that regular breathing practice can combat anxiety, stress, and depression. I try not to skip.
Then, before I get out of bed, it’s time for my fav ritual.
Have you heard about meditate, masturbate, manifest? If not, check it out. It’s worth a try after breathwork to max out your state of calm.
As you start self-touching, note each and every tiny little sensation. Need an extra hand? Check out vibrators and stimulators to get an extra vavoom. However you get a magic O, you’ll coast on the oxytocin, “the love hormone,” and other feel-good chemicals you just gifted yourself.
Milk that post-orgasm glow to manifest like you mean it. Think about what you’re grateful for and what you’d like to see more of.
Now, it’s time to finish the job. Keep the good vibes rolling, and make your bed. Know why that’s key? A recent study discovered that 58 percent of people who made their beds each morning said that they were productive for the rest of the day. Now those are some good odds.
Love On Your Body
Who knew that self-care can be sensual?
Let’s go from head to toe, starting with oral (no, not that kind…not yet, anyways) hygiene. Fresh breath is sexy, so brush your teeth and use your favorite mouthwash. Face, next. My skincare routine changes from time to time, but sunscreen… that’s an always do. Need to be protected. I use a generous amount.
Now it’s time to rock the rest of your body. It’s a good day when most of us manage to put on a couple of squeezes of lotion. But, check this out. I recently read a study that found that the secret to being more relaxed, less stressed, and having a more balanced emotional equilibrium is giving yourself oil-based massages on the regular. In my book, that’s one tip worth test-driving.
You’ve cleared your head, cleansed your body, and had a glorious orgasm. Time to get moving.
Morning workouts are good for your mental health. The benefits last all day. Ideally, I’ll start off the day with yoga, but if I’m short on time, a 30-minute walk will do. I try to get up early enough every day for at least a little activity.
If it’s not a hardcore workout, don’t stress. Just give it a try and see what happens when you add a little mindful movement to your morning routine. Sweat therapy is like getting a shot of endorphins. Those feel-good chemicals set you up for pleasure all day long.
Put it on Paper
Here’s some extra credit if you can squeeze it in. Write down your intentions for the day.
Rather than your schedule controlling you, you’ll feel more in control of your schedule and how your day unfolds.
Let’s talk about what your intentions may look like. Sex? Fab! Putting together a hot outfit, making a special dinner, calling your friend during lunch, all valid!
Here’s the trick. Go old school and write it down. Not on your phone, but in a journal or special notebook. The act of writing with a pen or pencil has been proven to improve memory and how you retain information. It will help you focus on what’s important.
Here’s the takeaway. Want to feel sexy during the day? Start off with a morning routine that makes you feel confident and calm. Douse yourself with positive hormones, get your blood pumping, and prioritize your pleasure.
Now that’s time well spent!