Committing to establishing a healthy and successful routine is one thing, actually following through and doing it is another. I have committed to wanting to implement a morning routine, but it isn’t there yet.
The next logical step in my mind is to keep a daily recap so that I know how I started my day and how it went. Is there a correlation between how I start my day, my mood, energy, and productivity? Everything that I have read suggests that there is a positive benefit to implementing a specific routine, but I want to be able to measure the results. After all, if the changes are so gradual that I won’t notice, then how will I know that there has been a positive impact?
Alarm went off at 6:45 AM and hit the snooze button twice. Prior to the second snooze alarm going off, I heard Deven singing. I recognized the song, Better Place by Rachel Platten, so I played the song over our house speakers for her. Seeing the joy in her eyes and the smile on her face was a great way to awaken to start the day.
7:04 – I was out of bed and ready to shower, shave, and brush my teeth.
7:18 – pulled my jeans from a pile of clothes and went downstairs to find a clean dress shirt. The shirt that I found was little wrinkled, so I put it in the dryer for a few minutes to freshen it up.
7:20 – Let Mya out to go to the bathroom and fed her
7:22 – Got my shirt out of the dryer and put it on. Styled my hair and finished getting ready.
7:25 – Fed Dewey and made my way out the door to head to the office
7:53 – Stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts for my morning cup of coffee and a bagel with strawberry cream cheese
7:59 – Arrived at the Carlisle office and was ready to start my day
The following category ratings are on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. Overall feeling at 10:00AM = 🙂
Overall, today I feel better than I have during a lot of recent days. I would say that today is in the top 30% out of the prior year. My current inspiration is the excitement of publishing this new category within my blog, the progress of a property rehab, a new camera that has been ordered to start a VLOG, and the new hardwood floors that we are preparing to have installed in our home.