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:
- Doing a quick 10 minute, guided meditation using Headspace.
- Writing an unfiltered, stream of consciousness 750 words.
- 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.