My Super Early Morning Routine

I wake up in the morning everyday at 5 a.m. Sometimes I do this because I need to finish something for work, but even if it’s not necessary to wake up early, I still get up at 5 a.m. I wasn’t always like this. I used to be a sleepyhead who slept until noon during weekends and the summer. After I graduated, I decided to train myself to wake up early because I didn’t want to waste the day. I also knew that this habit will come in handy someday. Now I don’t need an alarm clock to wake up, but I still set my phone on alarm just in case. Sometimes I sleep until late, or I wake up earlier like at 3 a.m. I can do this even if I slept at 12 midnight or was even drunk the night before.

I started to love mornings. There’s something so peaceful about it. I discovered that I was more productive in the mornings. I used to think that I was more of a night person, but now that has changed. Below are the things I do when I wake up.

1. WORK

One of the things I do as an editorial assistant is to post video articles to Hootsuite before 8 a.m. I also catch up on some work when I need to.

2. HEALTH ROUTINE

I drink my medicine the minute I wake up because I can only eat one hour after. Then, I exercise using the jumprope. I plan to add crunches to my everyday exercise routine, but as of right now it’s just the jumprope. At least it gets my heart racing, and I read somewhere that this is good for your body. I also drink two glasses of water.

3. BATH ROUTINE

When I wake up, I plug in the water heater, which takes an hour to get the water hot. When I’m done eating and stuff, I take a bath.

4. EARLY MORNING POWER NAP

Sometimes I sleep again for ten minutes.

5. BLOG

I write my blog in the morning, but I don’t publish it. I have to give myself some time away from what I’ve written so that I can look at it with fresh eyes when I revise. Sometimes I don’t catch certain errors, so I routinely re-check and update my old entries every now and then. I hope to become better at editing through constant practice.

6. FACEBOOK

When I have time, I give myself 30 minutes to check my Facebook. I read several interesting articles that my friends or that the pages that I subscribed to post, then I pin the articles I want to read for later on Pinterest. I also catch up with my friends by commenting on their statuses. Gathering new information and strengthening my personal relationships are two things that are very important, so I don’t consider doing Facebook as a waste of time. When I repost funny stuff, I don’t think that’s a waste of time either because learning the art of humor will enhance my writing skills.

7. BREAKFAST 

I eat a big breakfast because we eat late at work. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I don’t understand why other people don’t  eat breakfast.

8. ATTEND TO MY DOG

This is a temporary routine. As of right now my dog is frail and thin, so I have to give her medicine. I hope she recovers soon.

9. OTHERS

If I wake up really early, I also watch some videos or do some crafts.

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Note: For some entries in this blog, a few names and details have been deliberately and willingly changed by the author. This is a personal decision made by the author for specific reasons known to her and is not an endorsement for censorship.

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