Thursday 21 January 2016

My Morning Routine

Let me preface this post by saying that I am NOT a morning person.  I take a while to truly "wake up" and join the land of the living.  That being said, I am learning to take advantage of my mornings and really get a good start to my day.  Here is my morning routine:

6:00  Ick.  This is the time when I wake up.  I have a second alarm that goes off at 6:05.  I keep this alarm in another room, so that I have to get up and turn it off.  If I fail to turn the second alarm off, it might wake up Miss. E.

6:05  By this time, I am running myself a bath.  I am always so cold in the morning so I have a 20-25 minute bath in the morning to warm up.  While the tub is running, I read my daily devotional and pray.

6:30  I do my hair and makeup.  I don't spend very long on this, especially on a work day.  I try to be done and out of the bathroom by 6:45.  I have to wear my hair up and back in the lab so that makes it easier to get out the door.  My go to style is a bun.

6:45  I start making breakfast.  I really enjoy boiled eggs or scrambled eggs.  They are filling and seem to help me have energy for my morning.  While my breakfast is cooking, I get all of Miss. E's things ready and put them by the door.  I also pack our lunches so they are ready to go.

6:50  I eat my breakfast and drink my tea.

7:00  Get Miss. E up and dressed for the day.

7:10  Usually, Hubby helps Miss. E with her breakfast while I do her hair.

7:20  We clean up the kitchen while Miss. E finishes eating.  I check my checklist and make sure that I have everything that Miss. E needs for the babysitter.  I start my vehicle and run a few things out to the Jeep so that I have less to carry when I head out with Miss. E.

7:35  We head to the door and get dressed to go outside.  Boots, hats, coats, and mittens.  It all takes time, especially with a little one who wants to do most of it herself.

7:40/7:45  We are in the car heading to the babysitter's house.

On a day when I stay at home, the routine stops at about 7:00 a.m..  I will start some tasks around that time and see what I can get done before Miss. E wakes up.  I have found getting up early has made my days much smoother.  Instead of running around like crazy at night when I am bone tired, I can get some tasks done earlier in the day.  My early wake up call also helps me feel more awake and energized at work.  I am definitely not a morning person, but with some planning and routine I have found mornings to be a really productive time for me.

1 comment:

  1. This is so interesting, especially for someone who also is not a morning person, yet is trying to get a morning routine together. You sure get a lot done! I can only imagine what a production it must be to get a toddler out the door in the wintertime! But it's awesome that you take time for yourself before starting the mundanities, that's something I definitely need to work on.