My Morning Routine
Have you ever seen an article with a headline like this: “These 5 Billionaires All Have This In Common”
Or this: “The Richest People In The World Share This Shocking Habit!”
Talk about click bait.
I’ll save you the trouble. They’re talking about morning routines.
I’ve done a lot of research about this. You see. I fucking hate mornings. HATE THEM. My husband tells me I’m a demon in the morning. I think he’s the actual demon since no one just wakes up in the morning all ready to converse and shit.
Mornings are garbage and I will fight anyone who tells me otherwise. I will take out my earrings and pull a GD pony.
So, I love those stupid click bait articles because I want them to fix me. I want something to click in my brain so that I magically love mornings and wake up humming a jaunty tune and ready to run like three miles and conquer the mountains or whatever.
I’ve read 5 AM Miracle and all sorts of self-help books on this topic. I want to be a morning person. I just can’t seem to make it happen.
Here’s my current routine morning routine:
- Alarm goes off at 5:50am
- I hit snooze once
- Alarm goes off again at 6am and I force myself out of bed
- Dogs go out, dogs eat, dogs get pills, I caffeinate
- By 6:15 I’m in the shower
- 5 min to shower
- 5 min to diffuse and curl hair
- 5 min make-up
- Out the door by 6:35
It’s pretty tight. I try to get into the office by 7:15 and I usually work until 3:45 or so.
I really could use an extra 20 minutes in the morning but I can’t seem to make myself get up even those few minutes earlier. The 5:50 alarm is my attempt at just giving myself a few extra minutes in the morning but it doesn’t work out.
My husbands start time is set in stone – he needs to be in the office by 7am – but mine is flexible. So he’s in the shower by 6 or he’ll be late for work. Which means I either get up a few minutes earlier to beat him to the shower or I wait until he’s done.
At different times in my life I’ve wanted to try to work out before work, walk the dogs before work, spend time writing before work, cook a healthy breakfast every day blah blah blah.
None of it ever works out.
But I keep trying. And I’m going to try again.
I’ll start small – just trying to get up at 5:50 when that alarm goes off the first time. Eventually I’ll be able to do it.
Other ideas I have to make my morning routine a little easier are to adjust my work schedule. Maybe if I have more time in the morning and I start work at 8am instead I will have more time to fit in the things I want to fit in.
Or… I’ll just be sleep an extra hour each morning and be back to where I started. It could go either way.
Tell me about your morning routine! Do you do morning yoga with the sunrise? Do you have a special ritual that is all about you in the morning? Do you scramble up some eggs every single day? I want to hear about it!