What is your morning routine?
The short version is that I wake up at 6:30am, try to stay away from anything with an LCD screen, meditate, exercise, and set myself up to live my best life.
How long have you stuck with this routine so far?
I’m just settling into life in a new job and apartment in San Francisco after eighteen months of living out of a backpack. This particular variation of my routine is about two months old.
How has your morning routine changed over recent years?
Well, a few practices that stand out and that I’d like to re-incorporate as time allows are:
- Writing a Five Minute Journal as soon as I wake up and right before sleeping. It’s super quick and effective, and practicing gratitude is a nice thing to do on the regular.
- Keeping a morning pages journal (and following the other exercises from The Artist’s Way).
- Doing yoga every morning.
What time do you go to sleep?
I’m in bed by 10:00pm most days. I read a book for a while and go to sleep around 11:00pm.
Backstory: I was a night owl for the longest time. Once I tried tracking “go to bed by midnight” on a habit tracking app and gave up because I never, ever managed to do it. I went to bed sometime between midnight and 4:00am for most of my twenties.
Lots of factors contributed to this: living in Europe (American internet was on fire when I was trying to get to bed); freelancing from home or coffee shops; and, honestly, having limited self control.