If you鈥檙e feeling stressed out, you鈥檙e not alone! Whether it鈥檚 going after a promotion at work or trying to keep track of every family member鈥檚 birthday, the little things in life that we worry about can really add up and take a toll on our well-being. But it turns out that the solution might be found right in your own outdoor space! We鈥檝e partnered with IKEA庐 to share with you an easily attainable 15-minute outdoor morning routine. We鈥檒l dive into some simple stretches, teach you how to create a soothing plant oasis, and show you why it鈥檚 important to leave your phone inside so you can start your day with much-needed R&R 鈥 all in under 20 minutes.

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STEP 1: TAKE YOUR BREAKFAST OUTSIDE

Start your morning feeling extra zen by making time for yourself to enjoy some fresh air. Zenning out doesn鈥檛 need to be time-consuming leave your phone inside and opt to relax digital free. Five minutes without staring at your phone really adds up and will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

It doesn鈥檛 take much to create the ultimate outdoor breakfast nook to kick back in. We built ours with the SOLLER脰N Coffee table and matching SOLLER脰N Corner section with comfy seat cushions added. Add a couple decorative cushions and throw blankets and you鈥檝e got yourself a cozy little corner to start our day in.

A well-balanced breakfast includes cereal, fruit, OJ, and *at least* five cups of coffee, right? The only thing better than drinking coffee is drinking coffee out of a cute mug, like thisSOMMAR 2018 Mug.

Serving yourself orange juice in thisIKEA 365+ Carafe is the perfect way to up your vitamin C intake, because nobody has time to get sick. Now that you鈥檙e fed and caffeinated, spend some time with your green friends.

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STEP 2: SPEND TIME IN A PLANT OASIS

Creating a plant oasis in your backyard and tending to your greenery after breakfast will vastly enrich your life.

Grab yourSOCKER Watering canand take care of your little bb鈥檚. Having plants can be quite the responsibility, but it鈥檚 a rewarding one! ThisIKEA PS 2014 Plant standis the ideal way to display your plants and *literally* elevate your oasis.

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TBH, when it comes to plants, our philosophy is the more, the better. Succulents are terrific starter plants, as they tend to be very hardy and easy to keep alive for all green-thumbs in training. We potted ours in the BITTERGURKA Plant pot, which is great because it can hold multiple plants. Now that you鈥檝e taken care of your plants, it鈥檚 time to take care of yourself.

STEP 3: ADOPT AN EASY MORNING STRETCH ROUTINE

Stretching is an excellent way to decrease stress, improve your mood, and start your day off right. So grab your yoga mat, which you can conveniently store outside in the脛PPLAR脰 Bench with wall panel, and let鈥檚 get started.

Make this a simple morning routine. Start today and you鈥檒l be on your way to your best life.

It doesn鈥檛 take much time to create the ultimate backyard morning routine, and you deserve it!

How do you like to start your day off? We鈥檇 love to hear about your morning routines! Share with us on Instagram @BritandCo.

Photography: Brittany Griffin

Model: Natasha Thomas

Styling + Production: Cassidy Miller