Douglas E. Rice just wrote a nice post on his morning routine that it made me think about mine and I thought I would continue the thread and share here with you all. Now I’ll warn you that it’s not nearly as productive as Douglas’s but if your mornings are less so than mine, as least I made you feel a little better
Yes, I wake up at 5:30. This is considered pretty crazy amongst my circle of friends and even co-workers but I do and you will see why if you keep on reading.
Hit Snooze Approximately 5 Times
At 5 times for 10 minutes each, I am officially out of bed with the lights on at about 6:20 give or take a couple more or less presses of that magic button.
Shower, brush teeth, make lunch, feed Tini (pictured here to make you smile), heat up my clothes in the dryer (because it’s winter and I like them toasty)
Out the Door by 7:30 The Latest
I live about 28 miles from our office. But…it takes me upwards of 2 hours sometimes. Hitting just the right window to avoid the rush is crucial. 5 minutes early or 5 minutes late can be suicide.
Fuel, Consume and Organize
Once I get to work and fire up my laptop, I get some coffee and start to prioritize my day. I’m a big fan of checklists so I will look at yesterday’s list and carry over anything that is not crossed off and add the new stuff. I then add a star to everything that absolutely must get done. I also spend some time getting caught up in my reading and what everyone is talking about on the social channels.
How do you start your day?
O – and if you’re wondering about the title, I heard this woman call into the radio station the other day and was talking about how she thought her man was cheating on her. I found it very comical when she said ‘who the heck is putting Folgers in his cup?’ Ha!