My Habit: Morning Routine

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This month I plan on focusing on my own habit of doing a daily morning routine to help me get up and get going every day.  One problem I have with accomplishing my to-do's is actually getting started.  I wake up in the morning, have my breakfast and coffee, and then twiddle my thumbs for the rest of the day thinking and not thinking of all the things I need to do.  I get overwhelmed at how many things I need to do and often don't know where to start, so I just don't start.  For the past few mornings, however, I've been roughly following this routine and it's really helped me jump start my day.  I feel much better about myself and haven't had any nagging feelings of guilt for not doing something I was supposed to be doing.

Here's what I'm going to try to do each morning this month:
  • take my temperature
  • weigh myself
  • brush teeth & hair
  • wash & moisturize face
  • swish & swipe bathroom
  • make bed
  • coffee & breakfast
  • take vitamins
  • feed cats
  • empty dish drainer
  • check calendar
  • make daily to-do list
  • balance checkbook
  • check hot spots
  • check email & read blogs
  • get dressed
It may look like a lot of things to accomplish first thing in the morning, but most of them only take a few moments.  I'm not much of a morning person and stay in a fog for at least an hour after I've gotten up, so having everything I need to do written down so I don't have to think very much will be a big help.  Just don't wake me up too early!

*photo courtesy of Daily Clip Art

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