Are you rocking the 24-Minute Morning Routine yet? Yes! Tell me more. No? Let me convince you to do so in three short posts. Welcome to part 1.
While the attraction of the 24-Minute Morning Routine is to get many high priority tasks done first thing in the morning, all at one time, and fast. Let’s call that Plan A. Yet, I’ve found an excellent Plan B: Flexibility.
Because my schedule is not my own, there are mornings when I can’t do my morning routine without interruption. I’ve broken it down into three main parts that fit nicely together. The first part is easy-peasy.
1. Brush your teeth (2 minutes). Time this. I realized that I was taking more than two minutes because of sheer lollygagging. Because I’ve just rolled out of bed my mind wanders instead of focusing on the mundane task at hand. So I’ve added mental prayer time to help me focus. Other options are to mentally gather the day’s to-do list or draft a new blog post.
2. Drink water (1 minute). I prepare my water bottle the night before so it is ready to go. I add an allergy medication and chug it in less than a minute. Don’t judge me 😉
3. Clean sinuses (1 minute). OK, this isn’t on the original list (and I fretted for a second about even mentioning it) but there’s a good point to be made here. Add to the list. Personally, my sinuses don’t like the Arizona desert and the Arizona desert doesn’t like my sinuses; nasal sprays are my friends.
Part 1 comes in under 5 minutes. If I need to attend to something else at this point, I do. If not, next up: meditate and focus.
Do you have a strong morning routine? Do you need a flexible routine? Do you have a favorite toothbrush or toothpaste?
I hope all of your days get off to a fresh start ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc