Tammy Strobel

What changed?

What is your morning routine?

On weekdays, I get up between 5:15 and 6:00am.

How has your morning routine changed over recent years?

My morning routine has definitely changed over the years and I’m sure it will continue to change in the future. Right now, I’m experimenting with sketching in the morning. As a kid, I used to draw and color all the time. However, when I got into high school I stopped drawing. I want to learn how to draw again and I want to create visual art journals.

What time do you go to sleep?

I usually go to sleep between 9 and 10:00pm. I usually crawl into bed around 8:00pm and read.

I love reading before I go to sleep, especially during the fall and winter. During summer, I tend to stay up a little later because it’s so beautiful out in the evenings.

How soon after waking up do you have breakfast, and what do you typically have?

I don’t eat breakfast right away. I usually have a couple cups of coffee and then I eat a breakfast bar or a handful of nuts at 8:00am.

Do you have a morning workout routine?

I used to have a morning workout routine and I miss it. Now, I exercise later in the morning (around 10:00am).

I’ll go for a long hike in the park and dictate articles into my iPhone. I have a hard time sitting still during the day and my best writing and work ideas come to me when I’m walking in the park or doing laps in the pool. I love swimming laps and try to do that at noon or in the evening. Sadly, I don’t have access to a year-round pool, so I take advantage of lap swim times during the summer.

What and when is your first drink in the morning?

… Water and coffee consumption happen between the hours of 5:30 and 8:00am.

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