I love reading the My Morning Routine blog. Something about reading other people's morning routines is fascinating to me. I like to look for correlations and the routines inspire me to look at my own morning routine.
I don't have a "set" morning routine yet. There are days where I am up and killing it by 5:30am and then there are days where I snooze with Lane until 8:30 and he hurriedly gets dressed and leaves for work. Working for myself is definitely something I don't take for granted. I let myself sleep a little longer if I know I have time to work later. For some crazy reason, the hours between 5-7pm are my golden hours for work. I have laser-like focus.
But back to those morning routines...
There are a few things in my morning that make for a guaranteed good day:
- A cup of coffee: Lane sets my coffee up the night before so all I have to do is press "brew."
- Time with God: This is always my first thing. If I don't do it, I am way off. I spend about an hour journaling and getting my feelings out, reading scripture and commentary, and then praying for people.
- Writing out my goals the night before: this is the game changer part of my routine. I flounder when I look at a blank space in my planner or when I walk into a day scattered with meetings but no objectives for myself. I try to write out three goals the night before and really have my day mapped out.