What is the first thing you do every single day (I mean, after you hit the snooze button)?
I actually hit the snooze button several times before I actually wake up. Now that I think about it, I don’t actually have a snooze button since I haven’t used my alarm clock in ages. It is sitting next to my bed unplugged. What I actually do is slide the alarm on my phone to the snooze option several times before getting out of bed.
Once I am awake the first thing I usually do is think about how grateful I am for a new day. That doesn’t usually take much effort but the first physical thing that I do is go to the kitchen and make myself a cup of water, coffee or hot tea depending on the day. I like to have something to sip on as I am getting ready, however, sometimes I wait until I am showered and dressed first so I can sit down and savor it – especially if it is a nice cup of coffee. While I am in the kitchen I usually fill up my 40oz HydroFlask to take with me to work (or to carry with me during the day) since I am already in there.
When did that step in your routine begin?
Being grateful every morning has happened for about 10 years off and on. I don’t always do it right upon waking up – sometimes I do it later in the day. As far as my morning beverage, I think within the last 5 years is when I really formed a habit of drinking something in the morning. For awhile I just had to drink coffee every morning to get my day going, now it is to get a little boost and to enjoy and savor it as well.
Lately I have been reading peoples morning routines and I am trying to create one that benefits me more and is not all over the place. The morning beverage will probably always be a part of my morning routine but I would like to add writing as part of it. I’m working on it and will have a post in the next couple of months about my normal morning routine.
What about you? What is the first thing that you do every single day? Let me know in the comments. Also, drop a link here if you have a post about your morning routine.
This post is a part of BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo
Make sure you check out all of my NaBloPoMo Posts
Are you participating in NaBloPoMo this month? Let me know in the comments so I can read your posts.
Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.