This is a morning in the life of an indie author who also works full time. I try to make every morning special, though sometimes I wake up with just enough to get ready, eat a quick breakfast, and run out the door for work. Not every morning is slow and relaxing, but I like to have at least three of these types of mornings per week (My goal is to make every morning like this with a little adjustment in my wake up time). On my days off or when I start a later morning shift at work, I enjoy waking up and taking my time in the morning.
8 AM – Wake up and snuggle a little longer, because there’s no reason to rush. I bask in the comfy-ness of my bed. This is bliss.
8:20 – Look out the window and take in the beauty of the day.
8:30 – Brew a black tea and make a smoothie or cereal bowl. Yum! 🙂
8:35 – Take a moment to appreciate the place I’m at right now. I close my eyes and savour the taste of my tea.
8:45 – Watch a favourite Youtuber, read a book, browse an Instagram account that makes me happy (I find this really motivating/chill), or write a blog post while I sip my tea.
9:15 – Do a 20-25 minute morning workout/stretch routine. This really sets me up for the day! If I’m going for a hike later, I’ll usually just do a quick stretch, but if I’ll be writing or going to work at the office later, I might do a light workout instead. It feels great to loosen up your body and relieve any tension for the day.
9:40 – Wash face, put on makeup, get dressed.
10:05 – Out the door! Have a lovely day. 🙂