My Excruciating Morning Routine

 

Start every morning with a smile!

I’ll admit it: I have a tough time with mornings! That sinking feeling when I remember that I have to face another day? It’s nearly unbearable.

I think we all know that getting out the door in the morning can be tough. Until the first cup of coffee, my worst enemy is conscious thought. I find that having a little structure is the key to an easy, painful morning. Here’s mine:

6:45 – First alarm goes off. I try to remember who I am.

6:52 – Second alarm goes off. I try to remember where I am.

7:00 – Third alarm goes off. I reset this alarm for 7:05.

7:05 – Fourth alarm goes off. The last alarm. This is a terrible moment.

7:07 – I think about getting out of bed.

7:08 – I actually get out of bed.

7:09 – I brush my teeth and curse the world.

7:12 – I gather my clothes out of a pile of work-wear that lives on a table in the corner. I get back into bed and curl into a little ball.

7:15 – I think, “I should really put on these clothes.”

7:16 – I debate calling in sick, changing my identity, and starting a new life on an island.

7:17 – I put on those clothes.

7:19 – I look for my purse and curse the world.

7:20 – I stumble to the bus stop.

It’s that simple – just those exact steps every day, and I’m out the door in 35 minutes flat. Easy! Breezy! Miserable! If I divert by even one minute, I will never go to work again and my bed will swallow me up forever.

Now it’s your turn! What helps you get going in the morning? 🙂

6 comments

  1. Deb Wolley · April 19, 2016

    Mornings suck. I wish I had words of wisdom, but I think your routine is working for you! Or….changing your identity/living on an island sounds like a solid Plan B!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jastramhi · April 23, 2016

    I drink a glass of water as soon as possible. Overnight dehydration, begone!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Julie Pearson · April 23, 2016

      This is so good and healthy. Hydrating is very hard!

      Like

      • jastramhi · August 7, 2016

        I have been practicing because soon I will be spending a week in the desert and I heard that kinda dries you out.

        Like

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