April 16, 2015

My morning routine

I love reading about morning routines.  For 2015 my theme is Healthy Habits.  Part of that focus has been on honing my morning routine.   Our family works well with the sweet husband getting up at 8--so he does other parts of our family routine.  The routine is still a work in progress, but here it is:

5:30  a.m. My alarm goes off and I fumble for my phone and try to mentally entice myself to get out of bed.  It works most of the time.
Pull on shoes and head outside with the dog to walk. If it's raining or chilly, I am wimpy--so I either skip it or do some yoga.

6:00 a.m.
Make coffee.  Choose perfect mug for the day.
Unload the dishwasher.
Put a load of a laundry in/out.
Read the news on The Skimm or the NY Times daily email.
Or take care of urgent email/projects that have to be done.

7:00 a.m.
Little kid wakes up and says "Morningtime, Mama!"
Cuddle on the red couch.
Make breakfast for little kid and teen, load the dishwasher and eat toast.
Get a show started for the little kid.
Shower and dress. Dress little kid.
Run around like crazy getting everything for the day.

8:05 a.m.
Leave the house and drop off little kid and his daycare.
(Teen gets a ride from a carpool).

8:20 a.m.
Get to work, pour another cup of coffee. Add lots of cream.

There you go!
What's your morning routine?
Do you manage to fit in exercise or reading before you leave for work or start your work at home?


  1. What is it about other people's routines that is so fascinating?! Not to mention that when you read it all written out in black and white, it sounds so tidy. Like every morning flows just this perfectly. Though I know that's not true (It's not, right? With a toddler and a teen in the house, how could it be?) It is always inspiring to get a glimpse into the life of a friend who is working to live well in the world with care, attention, and intention. Thanks for sharing!

  2. My new routine is to read the news, like people used to do when the paper arrived every morning. Only, of course, I do it the new-fangled way with my iPad. I sit down with my breakfast, including hot tea, and first go to Al Jazeera English (different from Al Jazeera America). If I have time, I might then check BBC (that way I get a mix of world wide news from a non western and a western perspective), and then I might check local news. Who knows how long this will last, but with the sun rising through my kitchen window as I sit there with my breakfast and the news, my morning feels pretty glorious, even when I'm reading really sad news, which is all that seems to come out of the Middle East these days.


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