Mornings are gross.
I am not a morning person. At all. Never have been. Over the years, I’ve tried to become a morning person occasionally. It never really stuck. I might be great at it for a little while, when motivation and excitement are high, but the slightest break in routine and it all comes crashing down. And it only ever worked even a little bit when I had to be out of the house at a ridiculous hour. If I’m in the house, it’s a big fat nope.
I had recently been feeling like I wanted to try to be a morning person again. I wrote out a routine to follow, complete with times to stare at nothing (seriously, I know me). I taped it on my bathroom mirror... and totally ignored it. Then someone I very much admire (@goodnessgathering ) introduced me to the book The Miracle Morning*. “I feel inspired,” I said to myself with an overly dramatic flair! And then morning came and... Mornings are gross.
I’ve learned that I cannot be in my bedroom in the morning. If I’m even in the room, I will helplessly fall into the bed and be sound asleep in seconds. Not helpful when you’re trying to have better mornings. My bathroom is right across the hall, and the magnetic pull of my bed is still pretty strong, so I try to stumble down to the kitchen as quick as I can. I sit at the bar, stare at my fake flower arrangement, watch the sun filter in the windows, and drink lots of drinks. If you know me even a tiny bit, you know I love coffee. Fun fact: coffee does not help me wake up; I drink it because I like it. If drinking coffee actually helped me wake up, I would’ve been a morning person ages ago. So I drink water and a supplement drink creatively named “red drink” and douse myself with oils. Once I’ve nearly drowned myself in water and red drink and I’m so oily I nearly slide out of my chair, I’m actually a little bit awake to enjoy my first sip of beautiful coffee and some homemade muffins.
Thank you, kitchen, for being a bright, sunny room with no bed to help me become a better morning person. #workinprogress *Full Disclosure: I have not actually read this book yet.