What are the things you need to do within 30 minutes of waking up to ensure your day gets off on the right foot? What happened the last time you didn’t do one of these things?
The first two things that I HAVE to have within the allotted 30 minutes is nourishment and coffee, with nourishment being first on the list. I cannot have coffee on an empty stomach, if I do I will get ill and perhaps pass out, most definitely pass out if I don’t get ill first, but if I get ill then I won’t pass out; the only constant in this bad equation is me getting ill.
Coffee is the second must have because without it, I won’t feel right for the entire day and most likely would come down with a horrendous headache from the caffeine withdrawal. I do love my morning coffee, a pot is about the size of it for me, the rest of my day is coffee free, so I never feel guilty about my morning consumption.
The other thing that I need to do to make my day right is spend my morning alone in quiet, reading and writing, primarily for my political blog, not doing that would also make my day feel wrong.
As you can see I am seriously a creature of habit, but I don’t see it as a bad thing because these habits make my life functional and everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and reading and writing are excellent brain exercises. So in the very least my habits are good for me.
The Laughing Housewife said:
I can lie in bed for an hour if I’m alone (two minutes, tops, if there’s a snoring husband beside me) so there’s nothing I HAVE to do within the first thirty minutes of waking up; but I do find I have a routine for the first two hours and I feel out of sorts if I don’t follow it.
What peculiar creatures we are.
I am the same way; as long as I stay horizontal, I don’t have to do anything, I tell myself stories in my head, writing future scenarios for my Soap Opera General Hospital, ideas for what my heroine Madeleine is going to do now that she is in New York, where is she going to do her bootlegging, still figuring out that location; but once my feet hit the floor, then food, coffee and reading have to get done in that order. We are most definitely a bit peculiar. lol