I’ve read so many times that successful people begin their day by waking up earlier. “They” usually have some sort of morning routine or ritual that is followed, supposedly. Personally I enjoy taking my time in the morning. I don’t like to rush. I like to make the bed. And on and on. I'm also obsessed with reading about people's morning routines. It's like I think there is some magic plan that makes other people achieve on a higher level.
Earlier this week I shared that I have been feeling a bit out of line with myself, so on Monday night I drank wine, watched OC Housewives and made a list of all of the things I want/need to do in the morning before I go to the office. I also went back and wrote down how long each task took to complete. This is legit the stuff I wrote down -
Keep in mind this is not necessarily the order in which these things do or need to occur - I just wrote the shit down. I was pleased to see that I only NEED to get up a 6:30 to make all of these items happen in order to leave at 8. I’m trying to work out 3 times a week in the morning so I’m encouraged that I could wake up at 5:30, have a solid 45 min work out and still be able to leave at 8:00. 5:30 is early but not unthinkable.
A few notes -
- I REALLY need to meditate more! I mediated on our flight back from Miami last week and OMG it made me feel so peaceful. I have an app called “Stop, Breathe & Think” that makes it easy for people like me to meditate. “dishes” includes cleaning off water bottles/wine glass from our bedside tables.
- I actually did wake up early on Tuesday and went to a Hot Pilates class. I am NOT, I repeat- am NOT a talker in the morning. I prefer to keep to myself before coffee is had. I sat in the back of the class next to an older gent with his shirt off & yoga pants on. Throughout the entire class he kept fist-bumping me and looking over at me. I’m sure he felt it was a way to “encourage the new-comer” but for the love of God I am not the fist-bumping type and I’m pretty self-motivated & a fast learner so while the class was my first, I had no problem keeping up or “learning the moves.” I also do not want to make eye contact or hear excessive "noises" whilst hip-thrusting and glute-squeezing. He probably thought I was a bitch because towards the end I was cringing to avoid eye contact. I’m not my best self before coffee and I don’t want to deal with others at 6:00 in the morning.
Do any of you have anything specific that you do in your morning routine? IF you meditate - how did you learn to do so? Did you read a specific book or do you use an app?