My 24-Minute Morning Routine which includes brushing teeth and hydrating. [Part 1 of 3]

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. morning routine blog

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

10 thoughts on “My 24-Minute Morning Routine which includes brushing teeth and hydrating. [Part 1 of 3]

  1. Angie, I thrive on routine. One of the first things I do is have a glass of water. Then I have my only real cup of coffee for the day while I read my Bible. By the time I’m done reading I’m awake enough to journal and pray. It works for me and it’s my favorite time of the day–besides crawling into to bed at night to read some favorite books. I eat a big bowl of healthy cereal, later, while reading e-mails.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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    • Oh, Wendy, how very cozy and life-giving! My Sunday morning has more of this gradual awakening feel and I LOVE Sundays, as you may guess. My coffee comes in the afternoon as a treat to look forward to 😀 Happy weekend ❤

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    • john, I’m a desperate woman in the morning, lol! I do my best to get the dominoes to fall properly because fall they will. Rapidly! No shame, friend! Promise? Your morning routine must fit you well to help produce lovely poetry and such kindness ❤

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  2. The older I get, the more I realize how important routines are to me. It organizes the day, and in that way my mind settles down and starts to organize itself as well. 🙂

    But, you know, there are those days when the routine is to have absolutely no routine at all, like Mother’s Day! 🙂 ❤ I hope your Mother's Day is wonderful and blessed. *hugs*

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    • I call these days “unfolding” days…you know, they “unfold” as they will! My favorite unfolding days are when they unfold beautifully, like today ❤ Happy Mother’s Day you wonderful mother you, Ness!

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