I recently read a book that talks a lot about the importance of having a daily rhythm, something steady yet flexible to guide you through your days. Having a morning routine was particularly emphasised; the author even said that her mornings seem a little bit like groundhog day!
I wrote a while back about not checking my phone first thing in the morning. It's still a work in progress, but I'd like to take it a step further. I'd like a morning routine/ritual. Now, if you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I am not a morning person, which I've decided is even more reason for me to focus on starting the day off right.
I'm kind of thinking out loud here, but here is how I'd like my mornings to go (roughly).
- wake up between 7 and 8 am
- NO phone checking
- have a cup of hot water with lemon as I make breakfast
- eat breakfast and drink tea
- shower, wash face, brush teeth
- get dressed (hair and wee bit of makeup as well)
- tidy and then, and only then, start work
Ideally I'd like to include a short meditation and maybe even some yoga, but for now, I'll keep it simple. They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so here goes...
Do you have a morning routine? Or are you more of a rush out the door with a coffee in one hand and a piece of toast in the other? (No judgement, this was me, last week).