As you will see in this video, each of my mornings is mainly spent caring for my pets, but really it is more them caring for me. My morning routine is a perfect mix of relaxation, light exercise, and healthful habits that make a positive start to my day, every day.
Here are the activities that fill my mornings each day before work:
Lay in bed for 1-2 minutes with a timer, breathing and petting my dog while slowly adjusting to wakefulness.
Brush my teeth w/baking soda.
Change into comfortable walking clothes.
Feed Archimedes the cat (he won’t let me walk out of the door before giving him some wet food!)
Fill up my water bottle.
I drink as much of it as my body tells me I need during my morning walk and then refill it again before I head off to work.
Head out on a walk with my dog (~20 minutes)
Lunges for first block in my street
Listen to a motivating podcast while walking.
Make a fabulous breakfast.
“Me time” continues while on the drive to work: I love to listen to an audiobook. Right now I’m enjoying William Faulkner’s The Light in August.
How about you, what does your morning routine look like?