I've been trying to get a morning routine together for myself. With having a day job and running 16 Sparrows and the Letter Writers Alliance, it gets a bit hectic in my life and in my head. I read this blog post from Bridgette on BLDG 25 about how while her days aren't any less hectic, but having a morning routine makes her feel more in control of and ready for the day. Hey, I'm all for that. At least that moment in the morning is mine and I don't have to think about what the day holds. So, here is what I've done to make my morning mine:
- Sweet sassy alarm. I'm waking-up 15 mins earlier than I normally do. These 15mins doesn't make me any less rested and it adds so much time to the morning. I also changed my alarm to a more gentle sound. I just chose a generic ringer called "wind chimes," which is way less startling than what I had before but still wakes me up.
- 3 Minute Morning Yoga. Yoga. In bed. And only for a few minutes? I'm sold.
When I do it in the morning changes on how I feel. Sometimes I do it before I get out of bed, other days it is after I pour myself a cup of coffee. Either way, it is so easy and such a nice way to wake-up my body that I actually do it in the morning.
- A good breakfast. I still trying to nail this one down, but I'm notoriously bad at breakfast. Unless we go out somewhere or someone cooks me breakfast I am pretty lazy about the meal. My normal breakfast used to be peanut butter and bananas on toast or almond butter on toast. Not exactly a filling meal, which would lead me hungry by 10am, and that is LAME. I'm trying out different things right now, but I will report back with my findings.
- Pet the cat while I finish my coffee. I don't give my kitty nearly enough play time or scritches, so I try to make for it while also feeding my caffeine addiction. This time also chills me out a bit and makes me slow down.
After I finish my second cup of coffee it is then the end of the routine and the day launches off. Pew, to the future!
Do you have any morning rituals or routines? Is there anything you wish you did in the morning?