Spanish words to describe your morning routine

A morning routine can help you to start the day relaxed and motivated, but it can also help you to learn a foreign language – like Spanish. The only thing you have to do is to think about your morning time:

What is necessary?
What do you have to do?
And what would you like to do if you could?

Answer these questions and try different types of a morning routine to find the perfect one for you. After doing something as a matter of routine you need words to describe it and to talk about it.

Spanish words to describe your morning routine

Levantarse and despertarse

The first thing you have to do in the morning is to get up. And thats exactly the meaning of “levantarse”. So it can be used to refer to getting out of bed, but also to getting out – for example – of a chair.

Another word is “despertarse” which means something like “to wake up”. The difference between levantarse and despertarse is the following: Levantarse means that you get up and that you don’t stay longer in bed. Despertarse means to wake up, but you could be still in bed.

Hacer la cama

After getting up it is useful to make the bed. This could be expressed by the Spanish words “hacer la cama”. If you make the bed every morning, your sleeping room will look more cheerful. Try it. It will be worthwhile!


But you cannot wear your pyjama the whole day, so you have to get dressed. In Spanish you can use the verb “vestirse”.

Maquillarse or pintarse

Both Spanish words mean the same: “to put makeup on oneself”. After taking a shower and brushing your teeth you – or the most women – want to use makeup. To describe this routine every morning you can use one of these two words in Spanish.

Ir a …

After being ready you have to go to work or school. To describe this situation you can use the Spanish sentence “Ir a …” which means “to go to”.

This could be the morning routine of everybody, but of course, you can adapt it to your personal lifestyle. Here are some other proposals which you can include in your morning routine:

  • Reading a book
  • Drawing
  • Handlettering
  • Bullet Journaling
  • Doing sport
  • Learning a language

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