I love the mornings. In the early morning, I love when it’s dark and quiet and feels like I’m the only one in the world that is awake. I’m most productive and creative in the morning, coming off of sleep and proper disconnection from work and obligations.
Since I work from home, there’s no rush to get ready, eat breakfast, get out the door, chaotic morning routine. Most mornings, I wake up, brush my teeth, brew my coffee, and go straight to my desk to start working on the day’s blog post, responding to emails, or shipping orders for Elisabeth Ashlie. I don’t have any sort of “ease into the workday” routine – I like to just get right to it. On days that I take a little time to myself, I feel behind on the day, even if it’s just 30 minutes of reading. I need to make the mental shift in my head that 30 minutes spent on something non-work is not a waste of time in the morning, but it’s difficult!
I’m trying to get into the routine of having some quiet time in the morning. For me, that looks like reading the day’s devotional from Jesus Calling, reading some scripture, and having some reflection/prayer time. I know that when I take the time, I will have a clearer perspective and usually a better attitude for the day.
So, I’m curious: what do your mornings look like? Do you work out of the house and have a chaotic morning? Do you work from home and have some boundaries set for your first hour of the day? Are you a stay-at-home mom at the mercy of someone else’s schedule?
If you think you have a healthy, well-balance morning routine, how did you get to that point?