As a bit of a productivity junkie, I’ve been trying to line up a regular morning routine. I’m not perfect about it yet, but here’s how a typical morning looks for me.
7:30 Wake, check texts, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram – It’s probably not recommended, but it’s a nice way to join the world without having to get out of bed immediately. Instagram in particular is nice in that the people that post while I’m asleep tend to be the adventurers living overseas.
8:00 Breakfast of eggs, corned beef hash and green tea (I love matcha) – I eat the same thing every day. Not having to think about what to make saves time but also prevents decision fatigue later in the day. My cast iron skillet (which everyone should own) makes it super easy. I drop a teaspoon of coconut oil on, crack two eggs over it and surround with the corned beef hash (huge guilty pleasure). Heat for a couple minutes, dump in on a plate and go to town.
8:30 Prepare smoothie and lunch – The smoothie is a must. Lunch prep is also great if you can do it for saving money and time.
8:45 Wash face and moisturize – It’s probably kind of gross that this is a new habit to me, but the benefits of washing your face are real. In the couple of weeks that I started using more than a little water, my skin has gotten noticeably clearer and softer. The Nivea moisturizer I linked above smells amazing and isn’t sticky or oily. Plus it’s cheap.
9:00 Day begins
So that’s my current routine. I’d like to add meditation, some kind of stretching or physical activity and possibly a slot for focused reading or writing, but I’ll work up to that. What’s your morning look like? What habits are the key for you to get your day off to a great start?