Get It Together: Daily Routines
My plan for getting my fitness routine back on track turned out to be wildly successful! I’m back in the habit of running, mixing in a few other things as time and motivation permits. I love running, and I’m doing it, so I’m counting it as a success. I did my two six mile runs (oh, and a 45 mile backpack and a 18 mile day hike – details coming!) and am running a November half marathon. I haven’t signed up yet – I don’t want to part with the money (but I will). Fitness is going strong!
But you know what is really holding me back in getting stuff done? Crappy daily routines, especially the key morning and evening routines. Here fis a fairly typical morning for SP:
5:45 – alarm goes off, I turn it off
6:15 – alarm 2 goes off, I turn it off
6:30 – T’s alarm goes off, he gets up, showers, makes coffee, etc.
7:00 – T delivers me a latte in bed (what a saint!), I grab a bowl of cereal and take it to bed, and read blogs while eating & sipping. Sometimes I write one too
7:30 – I realize it is really late and I need to get going. So I tweet about how I need to get going. As if that is useful. As if anyone cares! Then I see what everyone else is tweeting about and click on anything that looks interesting
7:40 – OK, I’m getting up. Shower (unless I showered the night before), get ready, pack lunch (sometimes)
8:00 – 8:40: Finally make it out the door
Isn’t that horrible? So much wasted time! Also, it is totally dependent on my husband, because if the coffee comes later in the morning, I just wait for it. I don’t need the caffeine to get going (seriously), it’s just a bad habit. Flex time is a blessing and a curse.
How can such a productive and motivated person such as myself sustain this schedule? The answer is, I really can’t. I have too much I want to be doing to be wasting so much time. Some of what I want to be doing is merely relaxing (I want to read novels!), some of it is productive, but it is all much more important to me than dinking around in the mornings. I’m not spending my time in line with my priorities.
I won’t waste your time with my evening routines, but let’s just say I’m typing this at 11 p.m., even though I’ve already decided that my blog is not going to be a high priority in my life. Certainly not more than sleep!
So what is my plan to fix this? How am I going to get it together?
- I really just have to get up earlier, no excuses
- Learn to use our espresso maker so I don’t have to wait on T
- Limit online time in the mornings, and leave by 7 or 7:30
Do you struggle with morning (or evening) routines? Any tips on how to make those plans a reality?