I love reading about successful people’s routines. How they spend their mornings, what they eat, who they talk to. I especially love this series from Bon Appétit sharing what famous people eat for breakfast. I like knowing how kickass people get their engines started every day.
Yesterday morning I realized I created a pretty strict morning routine for myself.
I wake up, go to the bathroom, find a pair of short and sunglasses, get Slayer to sit still for 5 seconds so I can put on his harness and then walk two or three blocks. (generally already wearing a shirt in case you thought I was dog walking topless) Back at home I feed him, make myself eggs, toast and pour a glass of OJ and then settle on the couch to start with something simple – blog reading, Pinteresting, organizing my to-do list or editorial calendar. Something I can check off and feel a tiny bit of accomplishment and relief before tackling something larger.
I start the same way every day. A routine I can maneuver through on autopilot. I don’t have to figure out what to eat or wear. I move, I eat, I get myself going so I’m awake and relaxed by the time I do need to be creative or make decisions. I keep my mornings easy, so I can put effort into more important things.
How do you spend your morning? Are you rushing around with a half-eaten piece of toast sticking out of your mouth trying to figure out what shoes go with your outfit? Do you power through the same workout every day boosting your endorphins to crush your to-do list at work? Do you read or meditate to enter your day with calm and gratitude?