How long does it take you to get up in the morning? How many times a week do you wake up and already feel behind? Like you don’t have enough time for anything?
Almost every morning, I wake up with the sun, 90% of the time, I lie in my tent and drift in and out of sleep for another hour or so. This morning I chose to chase the sunrise over Lake Douglas and it was totally worth it.
5 years ago, I’d be waking up before the sun, taking half an hour to get my clothes on, do my hair and makeup, and make coffee, and yet still, I felt I was always almost late to work. It didn’t help that I loathed my job and waited til the last second to leave my apartment.
I now have all the time in the world, and spend as much time “getting ready” as I want or need, but still feel hurried.
My morning routine now consists of this:
Walk to the bathroom
Walk the long way back
Make tea and oatmeal
Read for a bit
Wee bit of yoga
Find new adventure.
Gone are the days of makeup and hair styling. I haven’t worn makeup in a year and a half and it has been the best thing I ever gave up, next to coffee. Bed head? It’s good enough, this will be my hairstyle til I shower next!
When life stops being about what others think of you and starts becoming what you think of yourself, magic happens.
I invite you to write down what your ideal morning ritual looks like. Each week add one thing you are doing and take away something non-essential.
Now, the trick is keeping my mornings healthy when the scenery changes!