Mornings, Revisited

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My morning routine for the past month:

  • Snooze through alarms for an hour.
  • Wake up. (Meh face.)
  • Stay in bed to catch up on Twitter and text messages and emails.
  • Shower.
  • Putter around in a comfy robe, seeking coffee and breakfast.
  • Sit on my bedroom floor in a pool of sunshine with my coffee and breakfast, listen to a podcast, and start applying make-up from my nightstand-doubling-as-a-very-short-vanity.
  • Remain seated with coffee and a podcast and some make-up until five minutes remain on the clock.
  • Attempt a hair thing.
  • Get dressed.
  • Shuffle out the door with a long sigh.

Some parts of this have been working really well for me. Ever since I stopped standing at the bathroom counter to put on my make-up (in silence, without food and drink, not a scrap of natural light to be found), I've been a much happier human being. And I like that I'm not rushed and don't have to get out of bed right away.

Kyla Roma's most recent post, "10 Ways to Make Waking Up Easier with a Seasonal Morning Routine," has me re-thinking other parts of my routine, though. Like maybe I should find time to walk around the block and/or calligraph a new word every morning. I don't have many evening commitments currently (a welcome change, I might add), so there's no reason I couldn't go to bed earlier and maybe spend less time hitting the snooze button in the mornings.

Then again, this Netflix queue isn't going to watch itself.

Tyler

Tyler

Your routine is much more involved than mine. My alarm goes off, I let the dogs out, and then I sort of sleepwalk / sleepdrive until I find myself in my office.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

I wish I could simplify mine by a lot, but I can't figure out how to cut anything out and still look presentable for work. Womp. (I do recommend the breakfast and podcast elements, though.)

gRegor

gRegor

So it was you. You let the dogs out. Finally we know.

chris

chris

When I had a dog, my morning routines were so much more enjoyable. I would mindfully pay attention to every step. Now that I have no one/nothing to be responsible for*, I do most things still but I just kinda no-brain it and doing routines without thinking gives me the worst feeling at the end of the day.

*cats are essentially self-maintaining

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Sounds like you need a puppy. :)