A New Morning Routine

Published in Wellbeing - 4 mins to read

My morning routine currently consists of approximately the following:

As you can see, it’s pretty good, but I think there’s some room for further optimization. Everyone says that how you start your day largely defines how it will continue, and that seems intuitively true to me. I’d like to something more wholesome, although I’ve not figured out entirely what yet. I don’t want to go on my phone or my computer first thing, so that’d be a good start. I might start reading affirmations again, maybe now I live alone I can bring myself to say them aloud in a mirror - or maybe I’ll still feel too embarrassed, even with nobody else to hear. I’ll try writing some down on a piece of paper so I don’t have to go on my phone. I want to take a week off caffeine and see if I feel any more alert before I’ve had my morning coffee, or if I get crippling headaches and become even more insufferable to be around. If I do, perhaps I’ll have to start buying some decaf beans, as I still love the ritual of making the coffee. It’d be nice to do some kind of yoga or stretching or something, though my body usually feels pretty broken until at least 10am, so it’ll have to be something light. Adopting some kind of daily skincare routine would be nice too. Maybe I’ll meditate, or pray, or listen to songs that make me happy or watch David Goggins tell me that I need to stop complaining if I want to get what I want in life. I don’t know, I haven’t figured it out yet, but I want to, and soon.