Written in response to Medium’s Writing Prompt – What prepares you for the day?
Morning is perhaps my favourite time of the day. Calm and peaceful, it is my quiet ‘me’ time. My chance to awaken slowly and spend some time alone before forcing myself out into the world.
Some days I go to the gym first thing. On those days I have to jump up and dress quickly, leaving the house in time to arrive at the gym as it opens. Not too early, so I don’t have to stand around waiting in reception. I have 45 minutes to an hour for a workout, then it’s another mad dash to shower and dress, and get to work in time to get a space in the car park.
Going to the gym on a morning isn’t always easy, bit it makes me happy feeling like I’ve achieved something so early in the day!
Once at work though, it’s time for breakfast in the canteen. Always porridge with almond milk and fruit, ready prepared the night before and straight in the microwave to warm up. While I’m eating I read. Sometimes a novel, but usually a design or web development book, or maybe my boyfriends old copy of New Scientist. I like to feel like I’ve learnt something each day.
Then it’s up to my desk, and a cup of tea while I check my emails and really get going.
What’s your morning routine?