Towards a Morning Routine

Towards a Morning Routine

I'm not a morning person. I rarely wake up feeling capable of much more than stumbling around. For a few years now, I have been using Coach.me (formerly lift.do) to track and motivate my habits. Lately, I've been trying to focus on things that help me start my day "right" - feeling fresh, clear-headed and mentally sharp.

It's an interesting challenge trying to balance the things I would like to do with all the various life constraints. I want it to be something I can do every day, which means it can't take too long (some mornings are school mornings) or require too much equipment (some mornings are on the road).

I love reading other people's routines as I continue to refine my own. My current routine consists of:

  1. Doing a quick 10 minute, guided meditation using Headspace.
  2. Writing an unfiltered, stream of consciousness 750 words.
  3. Having breakfast with a carefully brewed cup of coffee. (yes, I am getting into coffee nerdery)

I have tried much more elaborate schemes, but this current one is simple and effective. Ultimately, I would like to do all of the above before checking email, etc on my phone. However, I can't say I'm quite there... yet.

James Walker

James Walker (a.k.a. walkah) is an independent developer and hacker. He is a long time Drupal developer, but these days spends more time in Python, Ruby and Javascript.

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