My morning routine differs depending on what I plan to do that day. Going to work? Meeting a friend? Lazing about and generally impersonating a sloth for the day? – I’ve got a routine for every occasion! Since I’m still keeping up the pretence for you folks that I’m a well-rounded, perpetually motivated individual, let’s start with my work routine, shall we?
Step 1: Get Up and Make Bed Immediately
The very first thing I do – when I eventually take my alarm off snooze and decide it’s time to get myself ready for the day – is jump (rise like a zombie) up and make my bed. I know that if I make my bed immediately, I won’t crawl back into it and attempt to get those precious ‘5 more minutes’.
Step 2: Make Lunch
I usually take a fresh bean and rice salad for my lunch each day so I prefer to make this in the morning, rather than the night before. Making it first is another time-saving technique – if a slightly psychological one – as I like to take my time after my shower and not feel rushed out of the door. Therefore, getting the more important things done first (i.e. all things food) means I can be sure they are complete.
Step 3: Turn on Kettle and Prepare Coffee Mug
I am not like my mother and do not have a self-proclaimed ‘Asbestos Mouth’ – I cannot chug down a cup of coffee immediately after it has been poured. Therefore, another time-saving technique I use each morning is to get the kettle boiling and have my coffee mug prepared for pouring before I go in the shower, giving it time to cool before I actually drink it.
Step 4: Shower and Get Dressed
I would hope this step is pretty self-explanatory. However, one key thing to note is that I lay out my outfit the night before – yet another of India’s time-saving techniques! – as I know I will faff around in the morning, trying on top after top and wasting time.
Step 5: Skincare (and Contact Lenses)
If I am wearing my contact lenses that day, I will put these in before I carry out my skincare routine, ensuring I don’t throw myself into a world of pain by transferring toner or moisturiser into my eyeball. Side Note – If you’d be interested in reading about my skincare routine, let me know in the comments below!
Step 6: Style Hair
I don’t wear make-up to work as I like to let my skin breathe throughout the week and smother it only for social events/if I just feel like it. This means I can power straight on to styling my hair – granted, for working in a coffee shop, this usually involves a quick brush and chuck up into a ponytail.
Step 7: Me Time
This is my favourite step. I’m all ready to go (bar my dental hygiene) so I get to sit on my beautifully-made bed, drink my coffee, go through my social media and catch up on my YouTube subscriptions. I usually get up an hour and half before I have to leave my flat specifically for this step. I hate rushing in the morning – it instantly puts me in a bad/stressy mood and impacts on the rest of my day. Therefore, I get up obscenely early in order to give myself this much-needed me time before I let the world in for the day.
Step 8: Brush Teeth
You know the drill.
Step 9: Leave
The time has come, my friends.
So that’s it – my morning routine for work! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Does your morning routine differ a lot from mine or is it very similar? If you want to see any other form of routine of mine, please let me know.