My Morning Ritual

A typical weekday morning for me goes as follows: 

After I hit the snooze about 4 or 5 times I usually drag myself out of bed between 9 and 9:30 and head straight for the coffee pot. Once I get my coffee, I head straight back to bed. After I’ve had my first sip or two of coffee, I scan the notifications on my phone for anything that “can’t wait”, then I commence to play a game on my phone (usually FarmVille Country Story) until the guilt of not being productive consumes me and I feel obligated to get up and do some work, which is usually between 10 and 10:30 am. On the weekend I turn off the alarm and get up when I get up, which coincidentally is about the same time that I get up on weekdays, only without all of the anxiety. Which is lovely. 

This week I’m trying something different. I’m waking up and doing a brain dump first thing (borrowed from the book “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron). I’ve done this two days in a row so far. Sunday it took me five minutes to get all the monkeys out. Today it took almost 30. I’m curious to see where I’m at with this by the end of a week or two. 

What are your morning rituals? What do the first 60 minutes of your day look like?

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