3 Things That Make Your Workday Mornings Easier.
I like the mornings, if and ONLY if I’ve had over 8-hours of sleep. I’ve always begrudged this about myself, because while girls on the dorm were running down the halls and staying up all night at the library just for fun… I knew I would be sick the next day if I didn’t get enough sleep. Cut to a few years later and here I still am Googling if there’s a way to "train your body to need less sleep" ??? There’s not.
C is most definitely a night owl, who currently has to study until midnight every single night regardless of what time the alarm is set to go off in the morning. But I hate going to bed before him. Mostly because I feel like I’m wasting precious hours to get things done (watch Hulu), but also because I feel so sad that Christian’s out at his desk memorizing index cards in the loneliness while I’m sound asleep.
So while I’m still trying to figure out a habitual night routine I can stick to so the morning doesn’t come so early, there are a few things that make my 6:50am/7am/7:20am snooze fest a little easier to get to work by 8am.
3 Things That Make Your Workday Mornings Easier:
Lay out your outfit the night before. I created a kind of work capsule wardrobe so I could grab any of the 10 items hanging in my work section and be good to go. If I lay it out the night before I save precious minutes trying to make decisions before I’m really awake, because 2 minutes turns into 10 when you're standing there just staring at your closet you know?
Preset the coffee. We have the holy grail of cheap coffee makers because we can preset it to go off at 7am, so it’s hot and ready for us when we get out of bed. I think it was $25 at Target? Love that Mr. Coffee man for real.
Have easy on-the-go breakfast options. A few of my favorite options are these Chobani Yogurts, Red's Organic Burritos, or Think Thin protein bars. I don’t have to think, I just grab it on the way out and know it’s something healthy and filling to get me to lunch.
One of the dreamiest parts of my office is that we’re connected to a country club, so we all have a membership that allows us eat there for lunch every day (breakfast if we get there early enough). But for C, I always put our leftovers in lunch size Tupperware so he can just take whatever he wants for lunch.
In Mississippi my mornings were slower. With time for my Jesus’ Hours and coffee and a 5 minute walk to work. So I’d be lying if I said readjusting to this more “typical” weekday morning schedule was easy. I still feel like I haven’t quite figured out my perfect morning scenario. But it’s the small steps right?! Someone please say yes.
Figuring this out together. Thx. Love you.