How do you spend your mornings before work?
As I tend to be more of a night owl, my mornings are usually a bit rushed. I hit snooze a time or two too many, and the next thing I know, I’m running behind, often rushing out the door with a meager breakfast bar for eats.
I’ve recently learned that two of my tech friends who I really respect and look up to have a weekly, if not daily, habit of visiting a local coffee shop. They use these morning coffee breaks to relax, reflect, plan, and be creative.
I met one of my friends for a pre-work latte (and slice of quiche) the other day, and it was such a nice way to start the day. I thought about how great it was to catch up, and how it would be good to do that more often and to see more friends. I wondered if a morning wouldn’t be a better time than 11pm to write a blog post for The Chic Life. And all that has me thinking even more that I’m doing things wrong in the morning. If I could just wake up a little earlier, I could enjoy such a break, too.
On top of this, I’ve heard tips from others about spending a few minutes each day planning out the days to-dos and appointments. Not only would I feel more prepared for the day, but I think I’d feel more confident and organized, too. And then there’s the obvious bonus of not feeling like I’m pressed for time and having a few minutes to make a quick breakfast.
It’s definitely food for thought. Guess I’ll have to work on getting to bed earlier, too!
Thirsty for more? Here’s a great article from the Harvard Business Review about the two lists you should review every morning (click to view).
Do you rush around or do you have a nice mooring routine down?
2 thoughts on “Morning Coffee Break”
I like to have a lot of time in the morning to have breakfast, read blogs, etc. Sometimes I sleep in a bit too much, but I try to set my alarm 15 minutes or so earlier than I need to be up so I have some built in snooze time!
I am not a morning person so I have to usually cram as much as I can in 30 minutes before heading out the door. Luckily for me, I can make it work and I am able to have time by myself at work to pre-plan my day, including going over my to-do list and my appointments in my planner. If I didn’t have that opportunity, I would probably be looking to get up earlier as well.