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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #100 on: October 13, 2014, 12:15:56 PM »
play beach volleyball
don't go to work...ever :-)!

This is my dream life. Spend time with family and play volleyball. Can't want more than that!

My routine:

6AM - Wife and I wake up. I pee and weigh myself, she then jumps in the shower.
I head downstairs and push the on button for the coffee (set up the night before). I cook 4 eggs and 2 waffles (lightly buttered). I have large glass of water and 1 cup of coffee. By about 630-635 I go upstairs and shower. IDEAL state is the baby doesn't wake up until ~7. Then I get her ready and get her to daycare by 730 and me to work by 745. Sometimes she wakes up earlier and my wife and I switch back and forth on who gets her ready. Also will pack up any eBay items in the morning and just let my daughter play around a bit. She eats breakfast at daycare so that helps a ton! I also try to pack my lunch the night before to relieve any stress in the morning.

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« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2014, 12:18:20 PM »
So... You guys wake up waaaaay earlier than I do. When are y'all going to bed?!

This has consistently gotten earlier and earlier as I've gotten slightly older. In college, it didn't matter at all. Now I feel terrible if I don't go to bed by about 930/10. I like to read a little before bed (15 minutes if I'm lucky, I just can't keep my eyes open) and I refuse to use my phone when I'm trying to sleep.

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #102 on: October 14, 2014, 08:54:31 AM »
5:40 Alarm
Snooze til 6:05
Poop 6:05-6:10
Dress 6:10-6:12
Leave for work 6:14

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« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2014, 08:52:11 PM »
This thread being featured on the Mustachian Monthly newsletter inspired me to start a new morning routine.

Old routine:
6:30 - Wake
6:30-7:30 - Fuck around on the Internet for about an hour
7:30-7:45 - Get ready for work
7:45 - Leave for work

I created this yesterday, on Monday afternoon (so then I did all of the activities in the afternoon/evening on Monday to kick start), then today (Tuesday) was the first day implementing it all in the morning.

We'll see how long it lasts.

New routine:
6:00 - Wake, check email
6:05 - 6:10 - Use bathroom, brush teeth, set of pushups
6:10 - 6:20 - 10 minutes meditation
6:20 - 7:20 - 1 hour reading (books, not internet; ideal: 30 minutes nonfiction, 30 minutes fiction, but flexible)
7:20 - 7:30 - Do second set of pushups, put on contacts and deodorant, get dressed, prepare lunch if necessary, pack up bicycle
7:30 - 7:40 - Second 10 minutes of meditation
7:40 - Leave for work

Notes:
- On shower days (I don't shower every day), end reading at 7:15 for shower.
- Weekends do same routine, but with no set start time, just spend 1h 40m after waking on these activities, ideally (flexible if we have something scheduled)

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2014, 09:48:27 PM »
I like to have enough time in the morning to not be rushed getting ready, and have some time to browse the web and play with my cats before work. I also made a spotify playlist of really upbeat music that I listen to. I have the free version on my phone so I can play a radio station based off that playlist and it stays with the happy upbeat theme. Sometimes I'll listen to 24/7 comedy instead.

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« Reply #105 on: October 15, 2014, 08:47:17 AM »
I don't know that my routine sets me up for success, but here it is. I work PT from our home office, and am SAHM the rest of the time.

Monday - Thursday:
7:30am: Wake up, read some Facebook and BBC news on my phone until my eyes unglue.
7:45am: Wake up the kids, make the coffee while putting away clean dishes. Make lunches. Take dinner food out of freezer if needed.
8:30am: Sit on the stoop in PJs and drink said coffee while waiting for the school bus.
8:40am: Get dressed. Eat breakfast. Start load of laundry. PC to assess calendar and to-do list. Process some email.
9:40am: Reboot laundry, and get started on whatever's up for the day (office work, housework, errands, food production, etc.)
[Shower happens after exercise at lunchtime.]

Friday:
Lie abed and drink provided coffee while DH wrangles the kids.
About 8:40am: Get up and start the day as above.

Weekends:
Little discernible pattern. The only definites are coffee and no alarm clock.

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« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2014, 08:59:52 AM »
The biggest issue with me isn't the morning routine, it's the "I just got to work routine." So easy to go into a downward spiral of avoiding things that I should be working on. My morning is pretty solid...

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #107 on: October 15, 2014, 08:47:04 PM »
7am- alarm goes on, i hit dismiss
7:05- I drag myself out of bed
7:06- Put sausage in pan
7:07: Jump in the shower
7:17: Get out of shower, run downstairs, turn over hot sausage so other side cooks
7:18-7:29: Get dressed
7:30: Take sausage out and scramble an egg in the pan
7:32: Scramble egg more then put snacks in my back pack
7:33: Take out egg and put in tortilla
7:34-7:35: Cut up tomato and avocado for breakfast burrito
7:36: Put on shoes then turn over tortilla and turn off the heat
7:37: Finish making my burrito while going "oh shit, oh shit"
7:38: Out the door
7:38-7:40: Run to the bus
7:41- Board bus
I don't usually have such a long commute but right now it's an hour and a half
9:15: arrive at work
10:15: Eat first snack
11: wake up

Side note: I've had insomnia my whole life and I'm working to address it.

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #108 on: October 15, 2014, 09:09:50 PM »
play beach volleyball
don't go to work...ever :-)!

This is my dream life. Spend time with family and play volleyball. Can't want more than that!

 
Yeah probably not very productive (unless productive means "fun") but I am successful at getting up to do it :-)!

Of course this thread kind of fails in the face of mustachianism which doesn't seem to be about being productive and successful in the traditional "rat racy" kind of way - i.e. maxing out every minute of your time so you can do more, more, more, faster, faster, faster... thus accomplishing a lot and being therefore "successful!".  I really consider myself successful when I take the time to gaze at my navel more often and contemplate the vastness of the universe....or play volleyball on the beach :-)!

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« Reply #109 on: October 16, 2014, 06:09:37 AM »
play beach volleyball
don't go to work...ever :-)!

This is my dream life. Spend time with family and play volleyball. Can't want more than that!

 
Yeah probably not very productive (unless productive means "fun") but I am successful at getting up to do it :-)!

Of course this thread kind of fails in the face of mustachianism which doesn't seem to be about being productive and successful in the traditional "rat racy" kind of way - i.e. maxing out every minute of your time so you can do more, more, more, faster, faster, faster... thus accomplishing a lot and being therefore "successful!".  I really consider myself successful when I take the time to gaze at my navel more often and contemplate the vastness of the universe....or play volleyball on the beach :-)!

I like to think that it's limiting wasted time (even if it's technically "productive"). Better to have spent a morning trying something new out of your comfort zone than just maximizing your efficiency.

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #110 on: October 16, 2014, 07:52:41 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything
8:25 poop
8:30 let the dog out
8:35 frantically grab my lunch and get my bike out of shed
9:10 arrive at work late
9:15 eat yogurt and glass of OJ for breakfast at work
9:20 dick around on internet
10:00 actually start working

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #111 on: October 16, 2014, 10:16:26 AM »
All of you early morning exercisers motivated me to give it a try this morning.

5:30 alarm
5:45 in running clothes and out the door
6:30 get home
6:31-7:00 catch my breath
7:01-8:00 make lunches, get kids ready, bike them to school

It is now 9:16 and I am completely wiped out. 

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« Reply #112 on: October 16, 2014, 12:11:47 PM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything
8:25 poop
8:30 let the dog out
8:35 frantically grab my lunch and get my bike out of shed
9:10 arrive at work late
9:15 eat yogurt and glass of OJ for breakfast at work
9:20 dick around on internet
10:00 actually start working

I like your style.

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« Reply #113 on: October 16, 2014, 12:19:35 PM »
All of you early morning exercisers motivated me to give it a try this morning.

5:30 alarm
5:45 in running clothes and out the door
6:30 get home
6:31-7:00 catch my breath
7:01-8:00 make lunches, get kids ready, bike them to school

It is now 9:16 and I am completely wiped out.

I tried working out in the morning but I found I was completely pooped by 11am. I stuck with it for a couple weeks to see if my body would adjust and it never did. I am back to working out after put my son to bed, so 7:45 to 8:30pm.

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« Reply #114 on: October 16, 2014, 12:53:37 PM »
All of you early morning exercisers motivated me to give it a try this morning.

5:30 alarm
5:45 in running clothes and out the door
6:30 get home
6:31-7:00 catch my breath
7:01-8:00 make lunches, get kids ready, bike them to school

It is now 9:16 and I am completely wiped out.

I tried working out in the morning but I found I was completely pooped by 11am. I stuck with it for a couple weeks to see if my body would adjust and it never did. I am back to working out after put my son to bed, so 7:45 to 8:30pm.

At my previous university the health center offered students a consultation with a fitness expert. Great lady, also taught several classes through the health center (vs gym) to help people change their habits, plan weekly workouts, etc. When I told her I tried working out in the AM but it didn't work for me, she emphatically told me that was totally fine, there was no real benefit in working out early, and to do it when my body liked it best. For me that's before dinner. :)

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« Reply #115 on: October 16, 2014, 01:22:21 PM »
Quit my job a week ago to go to school full time. Old routine was:

6:35-Alarm goes off first time.
6:44-Alarm again...
6:53-Alarm again. Relent & wake up, lie in bed checking Book Face, email, etc on phone.
7:05ish Get up to take shower.
7:20 Out of shower, Get dressed, pack lunch, do makeup, etc. while husband walks dogs & makes me a breakfast sandwich
7:50 Catch bus

I'm trying to create a NEW routine now that I'm just going to school, because I know I am VERY good at wasting time! Here's my goal (roughly)
7:00-Alarm goes off
7:09-Alarm goes off again, wake up for real
7:20-Out of bed, chat/cuddle with husband briefly, take dogs for walk (longer than the couple of blocks they're used to, ideally)
8:00-Brush teeth, make coffee in French Press (RESIST siren call of the Nespresso, must save fancy coffee for weekends!), eat healthy(ish) breakfast--trying to eat plain yogurt & a little granola or oats w/minimal sweetner
8:30-Go for bike ride if weather is nice, come home, take shower, start homework, yada yada

I only have class twice a week in the evenings, so I have a ton of unstructured time. So far, I love it...it's definitely making me realize how SWEET it will be when I hit that FI goal!!

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #116 on: October 16, 2014, 01:43:54 PM »
I tried working out in the morning but I found I was completely pooped by 11am. I stuck with it for a couple weeks to see if my body would adjust and it never did. I am back to working out after put my son to bed, so 7:45 to 8:30pm.

I prefer it later in the day too.  My problem is that with the kids, I just don't do it.  Something always comes up and my workout gets lost in the shuffle.  It just makes sense to workout early.  I am an early riser anyway, might as well use that time well.

But damn!  That just hurt.  I'll keep at it for a bit, see if it gets better. 

And I love all these ideas -- chalk up another win for the MMM community. 

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« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2014, 01:59:31 PM »
Unbelievable, 95% early birds vs night owl! I thought it was like 60:40

For me I work 2pm half the time, 7:30 the rest. I go to bed 1-3am...So either:
7:10 - get up really groggy, 7:25 drive to work, start @7:30....or:

10 to 12: get up, snooze, run 30 min 2-3 times a week, listen to fave online podcasts or do errands, eat, 1:55 drive to work

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« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2014, 06:51:30 PM »
Unbelievable, 95% early birds vs night owl! I thought it was like 60:40

For me I work 2pm half the time, 7:30 the rest. I go to bed 1-3am...So either:
7:10 - get up really groggy, 7:25 drive to work, start @7:30....or:

10 to 12: get up, snooze, run 30 min 2-3 times a week, listen to fave online podcasts or do errands, eat, 1:55 drive to work

Or its selection bias due to the "rituals for success" in the title...

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #119 on: October 17, 2014, 06:18:50 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything

Why not get an extra forty minutes of sleep by setting the alarm for 8:20?

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« Reply #120 on: October 17, 2014, 07:47:36 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything

Why not get an extra forty minutes of sleep by setting the alarm for 8:20?

It takes awhile before I am able to get out of bed.  Lack of sleep is usually not the problem, it's the transition from sleep to awake.  If I set it for 8:20 I am even later to work.

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« Reply #121 on: October 17, 2014, 08:34:55 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything

Why not get an extra forty minutes of sleep by setting the alarm for 8:20?

It takes awhile before I am able to get out of bed.  Lack of sleep is usually not the problem, it's the transition from sleep to awake.  If I set it for 8:20 I am even later to work.

The phenomenon is called "phase delay".  I have the same issue.  Science!
http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-07/why-it-so-hard-wake-morning

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« Reply #122 on: October 17, 2014, 08:57:12 AM »
Curious if there are any other Mysore students here. FIRE is still a ways off for me, but I have a hard time imagining that I'll continue to get up at 6am once I don't have to rush to work after practice.

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« Reply #123 on: October 17, 2014, 10:28:03 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything

Why not get an extra forty minutes of sleep by setting the alarm for 8:20?

It takes awhile before I am able to get out of bed.  Lack of sleep is usually not the problem, it's the transition from sleep to awake.  If I set it for 8:20 I am even later to work.

That's because you've trained yourself to be that way.  You can train it the other way as well.

(Besides research I've done on it, I speak from experience.  For years when waking up I would use the snooze button, multiple times.  Now I haven't in years.)
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« Reply #124 on: October 17, 2014, 11:08:38 AM »
I have 3 routines:

bike days (when I'm more sleepy)
6 am - snooze
6:10 am - get up, shower, dress, etc.
6:40 am - bike to bart
bart & read
bike to work
get to work about 10 minutes to 8am

walk days (usually)
5 am - snooze
5:10 am - get up, shower, dress, etc.
5:40 am - walk to bart, reading my kindle
bart & read
walk to work, reading my kindle
arrive at work around 10 minutes to 8am

weekends
sleep in

The only constant is green tea first thing at work.  Since I've discovered that I can read and walk (carefully) I've been doing that.  I go slower and don't read when I cross streets, but I've been able to get a lot more reading in.
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« Reply #125 on: October 17, 2014, 11:45:00 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything

Why not get an extra forty minutes of sleep by setting the alarm for 8:20?

It takes awhile before I am able to get out of bed.  Lack of sleep is usually not the problem, it's the transition from sleep to awake.  If I set it for 8:20 I am even later to work.

That's because you've trained yourself to be that way.  You can train it the other way as well.

(Besides research I've done on it, I speak from experience.  For years when waking up I would use the snooze button, multiple times.  Now I haven't in years.)

I don't think that's the issue, my body is just not ready to wake up at that time.  I've had various jobs and various schedules (ranging from night shift, to waking up at 4am for work, to waking up at 7-8 for school/work) and my sleep schedule has never adjusted.  My body wants to sleep from 3am to about 10 or 11am (I have noticed that the time period has gradually shifted to be about 1-2 hours earlier now [age 31] than it was in my late teens). 

I could force myself to jump out of bed at the first alarm (and have had to do that at various times in my life, or for a variety of other reasons it happens on occasion) but it's not like I instantly wake up.  I am groggy and miserable for about a half hour, and I would rather just spend that time gradually waking up in bed.

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« Reply #126 on: October 17, 2014, 11:59:06 AM »
We'll agree to disagree then.  :)
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« Reply #127 on: October 30, 2014, 08:42:53 PM »
For my fellow night owls...this has happened to me a few times.



Love it!!!

The few times I do manage to get up before the sun rises, I realize how beautiful that time of day is as well...although dusk is my favorite time of day. But since I need a good 8-9 hours of sleep, it's just really hard for me to get to enjoy those early morning hours if I have a sleep deficit.

Who knows what my FIRE sleep schedule will be like. If I can get a lot of my chores and fun "me" time during the day, maybe I can get to sleep at a reasonable hour to be able to get up to see the sun rise. As it is now in my non-FIRE world (and generous flexible work hours which enables late arrivals at work), I find the night hours are the time to catch up at home and for my "me" time and then I end up going to bed quite late.
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« Reply #128 on: October 30, 2014, 10:46:31 PM »
You rise!  You shine!

Wish I could find video of this scene.  It pretty much is the perfect night owl's response to larks.

Oh look, another late night.

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« Reply #129 on: December 11, 2014, 03:44:16 AM »
(I get to bed usually between 9 and 10 at night)

Wake up at 0400-0430, spend the next hour or half hour getting dressed and shaved. Also interspersed with activities such as: brushing teeth if I forgot at night, utilizing latrine, and checking exactly how cold it's decided to be.
Leave for work at 0500
0515-0530 I drive across post to do the morning work, then eat breakfast between 0630 and 1000, with a break after morning work until 1230

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« Reply #130 on: December 11, 2014, 05:25:26 AM »


Also interspersed with activities such as: brushing teeth if I forgot at night...
1. How do you forget to brush your teeth??
2. Do you really only brush them at night?

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« Reply #131 on: December 11, 2014, 05:56:19 AM »
7:30 snooze alarm
7:40 snooze alarm
7:50 snooze alarm
8:00 snooze alarm
8:10 snooze alarm and fantasize about FIRE
8:20 snooze alarm and curse everything
Why not get an extra forty minutes of sleep by setting the alarm for 8:20?
It takes awhile before I am able to get out of bed.  Lack of sleep is usually not the problem, it's the transition from sleep to awake.  If I set it for 8:20 I am even later to work.

Move the alarm clock out of reach so you have to get up to turn it off.

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« Reply #132 on: December 11, 2014, 07:31:18 AM »
5:15 - alarm goes off
5:20 - make coffee for self and hubby
5:25 - drink coffee in bed with hubby, browse through iPad (Facebook and email)
5:45 - take shower, get dressed
6:15 - make green smoothies for self and hubby
6:30 - make bed
6:40 - gather lunches for self and hubby (leftovers)
6:45 - head to work (7-4:30 with every other Friday off)

Before getting married 6 years ago, I would get up at 5:00 and spend 30 minutes exercising before the shower but coffee in bed with hubby is a much nicer way to start the day.  :)

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #133 on: December 11, 2014, 08:36:25 AM »
1. How do you forget to brush your teeth??
2. Do you really only brush them at night?

I can't speak for everyone, but I was the youngest of four children and my parents were miserable together. They split when I was around 12 or 13. Neither of them ingrained the idea of ALWAYS brushing your teeth every night/morning into my habits. When I was younger, they might yell "did you brush your teeth?!" as I headed upstairs to bed but it wasn't an absolute must in our household. I've spent the majority of my entire adult life trying to build those habits :)

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #134 on: December 11, 2014, 09:23:00 AM »
1. How do you forget to brush your teeth??
2. Do you really only brush them at night?

I can't speak for everyone, but I was the youngest of four children and my parents were miserable together. They split when I was around 12 or 13. Neither of them ingrained the idea of ALWAYS brushing your teeth every night/morning into my habits. When I was younger, they might yell "did you brush your teeth?!" as I headed upstairs to bed but it wasn't an absolute must in our household. I've spent the majority of my entire adult life trying to build those habits :)

i had a similarly chaotic/neglectful upbringing and i'm in the same boat. only thing is, my mouth tastes nasty when i wake up, so i never forget to brush in the morning. sometimes i forget at night.

in terms of a schedule, i almost never use an alarm clock. i tend to get tired enough to sleep between 10 and 11, and i tend to wake up naturally around 7 or 8 am (almost never later than 8).

i'm lucky in that, unless i have a meeting or something, i can show up to work whenever. so i normally read, drink tea, journal, do some yoga, meditate, and dick around my house until around 9 am. then i face the decision of whether i'm going to work that day, or working from home.

sometimes i think it would be good if i did have a firmer routine, but i've tried to establish one several times and something within me resists it. it seems like, if my life gets too routine, it deeply bums me out. but i do think i could benefit from having some fixed goal posts in my day rather than winging literally it every single morning ...
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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2014, 06:31:09 PM »
sometimes i think it would be good if i did have a firmer routine, but i've tried to establish one several times and something within me resists it. it seems like, if my life gets too routine, it deeply bums me out. but i do think i could benefit from having some fixed goal posts in my day rather than winging literally it every single morning ...

I thought I was the only one that felt that way. I don't mind having actual, practical things anchoring my day (e.g. a meeting) but I can't work around arbitrary self-imposed goals effectively. Like you said, it deeply bums me out if I write myself a schedule and try to stick to it.

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Re: Morning Rituals and Routines for Sucess
« Reply #136 on: December 12, 2014, 06:59:05 PM »
I try to do it every night, but sometimes we work late and I end up passing out asleep at one or two, and forget to brush em. I've traveled most of my life, and teeth brushing wasn't something we'd always have the time to do. In the morning I never forget, because it does feel nasty.