Today I thought it’d be interesting to share my morning routine with you. This is what I do on weekdays during the school year.
4:45 a.m. My alarm goes off.
I will say, I typically lay in bed a few more minutes once I turn off my alarm; however, lately I’ve been waking up even earlier on my own. You might be wondering why I get up so early. I’m a morning person by nature and like to take my time doing my morning routine.
5:00 a.m. I put on my workout clothes and do my daily workout.
Between the time I wake up and actually get out of bed, I decide what type of workout I want to do. I usually have a few days a week that are focused on my upper body and a few days focused on the lower body. I also always lay my workout clothes out the night before, so it’s easy to get dressed.
I talk about how I consistently started working out 5 days a week in this post.
5:40 a.m. I unload the dishwasher, turn on my coffee pot, and publish my blog post (if it’s posting day).
In the past, I would get my coffee ready the night before. However, my coffee pot fell over the weekend and shattered into a million pieces (Well, not really a million, but you know what I mean.). Fortunately, my coffee maker has a built-in Keurig section, so that’s how I’ve been brewing my coffee.
5:45 a.m. I take a shower.
This step doesn’t take long because I only wash my hair one day a week. This post is about how I trained my hair to go longer between washes.
6:00 a.m. I have my quiet time.
As a Christian, I believe in the importance of having an active prayer life and reading my Bible. I like to do this in the mornings because I can focus better and am typically the only one up. I go through stages where I’ll only read my Bible, and then other times, I’ll work through a study or devotional book. I’m currently alternating between this book and this one.
6:30 a.m. I put on my makeup, fix my hair, and get dressed.
This step has become more complicated as of late because Isaac is usually up by then. He likes to cuddle with me while he drinks his milk, but I must say that I enjoy it, too!
7:00 a.m. I get my lunch and breakfast together. I try to cook bigger suppers, so Daniel and I can have leftovers for lunch. Also, breakfast is always eaten on the road these days.
7:20 a.m. I leave for school.
When I look at my departure time, I have to laugh to myself. Before Isaac was born, I used to arrive at school between 6:45 a.m.-7:00 a.m. each day. Oh, how times have changed, ha ha! Also, I live about 15 minutes from the school I teach at, and my contract arrival time is 7:45 a.m.
I will say that these aren’t the exact times I do these things each day, BUT this is the order I typically do them in.
Do you have a set routine in the morning?