I’ve already given you the low down on my personal morning routine, but I want to point out a few things that usually make my mornings go so much easier.
I also wanted to emphasize that I created my job, and the industry I’m in is crazy. I don’t just get a paycheck every two weeks — I have to create it! Sure, my job has it’s glamorous moments, but trust me, there are way more unglamourous moments! Watch my snapchat — you’ll see! (user: megbiram)
But I chose my lifestyle because that’s how I want to live. It has it’s ups and downs just like any job does. I work every single time I’m on “vacation.” I never “leave my work at the office” — I still work almost every night when I get home (for several hours). I choose this, I want it, I’m not complaining — just being real.
I work way more now than I did when I had a full-time job at a corporate company where I never worked more than 40 hours a week. But now I can also schedule my day around things that stress me out, so that I can try to have less stress in my life. And I prefer not to rush around in the morning, so I try to plan my days and create a morning routine that allows me to be less stressed on a daily basis.
I think everyone can adjust their life to make it less stressful if they want to. We all choose what we do. We choose to have a certain job. If you don’t like your job, you can choose to start looking for another one, or you can choose to start your own business (I did, it wasn’t easy, but I embraced the suck and did it), or you can choose to keep your job and keep not liking it. We choose to get up at a certain time in the morning. If you feel rushed every day, maybe you need to get up earlier, or figure out what you can do the night before to make your morning go more smoothly. People choose to have kids (or do the things that result in having kids even if they weren’t exactly planning on having them). It’s all our choice. Even the things and time we sacrifice for others (and the situations those sacrifices put us in) are our choice to sacrifice.
At the same time, sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Your kid/parent/partner gets sick. Your dog has an accident. Your alarm (for whatever strange reason) doesn’t go off. Or heck, you’re just tired, don’t have everything together, and you’re running late (I think we’ve all felt this way!). But, the more you try to create new routines that help you, the easier those routines become every day life, and the less stressful that every day life can be.
So, if you want less stress in the mornings, here are a few of the things that I try to do that help me achieve that: Continue reading…