I am a morning person. I think this habit was created from all the early morning swim practices in high school. Either way, I’m a morning person and the rest of my day relies heavily on the tone I set for myself.
I received quite a few questions from my previous post on increasing productivity without killing creativity, so I thought I’d address them here.
I’m giving a detailed breakdown of my morning routine. These are precious hours when I feel like I get my best work done. I understand not everyone is a morning person, but I’m sharing what works for me.
5:30-6:00: Wake up. I am a light sleeper and a loud, abrasive alarm in my worst nightmare in the morning. My body is used to waking up at this time, so I’m usually up before it goes off. Keeping this alarm quiet keeps my heart rate low and allows me to get up without a panic.
I like to open all the blinds to let the light in as soon as the sun comes up. Light is so important to me when I know I’m going to be inside most of the day.
James will take Archie out in the morning and start the coffee. He doesn’t need to get to work as early as me, so he takes the lead on this.
6:00-6:30: I head to the bathroom to get ready. I usually have my clothes laid out the night before so I don’t have to worry about finding an outfit in the morning. My main things I like to do before getting dressed:
- Ice roll my face- this feels so refreshing in the morning
- Skincare routine-hello beauty fridge
- Sip a room temp. glass of water while I get ready- sometimes I feel a little dehydrated from the night or not getting enough water the day before.
6:30-7:15: I visit with James and sip my coffee. We talk about the day ahead and what else we need to accomplish for the week. With the recent move and the wedding less than two weeks away, we have had a lot more going on.
My planner and to-do lists from the day before keep my head organized here and prevent me from running around frantically first thing in the morning. (No promises for later on in the day.)
The overall goal of my morning routine is to feel calm and positive about my day ahead. I am a very anxious person, so this helps keep things under control.
I don’t have any kids, but I’m sure this routine will change drastically when I do.
For now, this is a time of the day I cherish and like to take full advantage of. Let me know on my latest post what your favorite part of your morning routine is.
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