In an earlier post, I explained how I was trying to create more routine in my life which would then allow me more time to be spontaneous, as the boring everyday tasks had already been completed .
This routine has now been in place for a couple of months and when Monday rolls around, there is a comfort in the familiarity of the weekday routine. My routine happens at both ends of the day, with certain tasks being completed in the morning and evening. I love a little list, so here is my guide to making my morning smoother and starting the week off as I mean to go on;
o Get up on the first alarm. This is something I struggle with. The snooze button is my friend until I realise that it is 45 mins later and I am now running behind. I hate rushing and being late so this can set my whole day off on the wrong foot.
o Check we have something for dinner and grab some meat from the freezer to defrost if necessary. I find it so soul destroying to get home from work and then realise I need to be make another trip out to get something. If I know we don’t have anything, I can pick something up at lunchtime or on my way home, instead of grabbing the phone for a take away.
o Make a Coffee to take in the car with me. A hot cup of coffee is a simple pleasure to start the day with.
o Exercise and then shower at the gym. My well publicised ‘eat your frog’ approach to exercise is fast becoming a stalwart of my morning routine.
What are your morning ‘Must Do’s’? Does Monday have a longer list than other days?