Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Morning Routines

Ever since I exited the college life, consisting of sleeping as much as possible, eating unusual things in unusual times, managing time in varying ways day to day, and abusing my body constantly with alcohol and late night munchies, I've been all about gradual change...

Gradual change, meaning making use of the 24 hours in a day, eating healthy, and implementing certain things in my daily schedule that will benefit me. I admit...it's hard to go a whole day without devoting atleast an hour to goofing off, but I'm working on it.

I just came across Dumb Little Man's site, tips for life. Most recently: "7 Simple Ways to Burst Out of Bed." The morning is definitely not the productive time of my day...it's usually a rush to shower and get to work [although somehow, I almost always manage to check Woot, Tanga, Amazon Daily Deal, and Buy.com Daily Deal before heading out the door...even though I usually don't buy anything]. So I'm all about working some tips into my morning to be more productive, a few of which I'll share with those who are interested...

Eating. Almost every morning, I down a multivitamin with an Instant Breakfast shake, immediately before walking out the door. Better than nothing, but Dumb Little Man advises that our bodies work best if we eat a lot in the morning and light in the evening. Makes sense...energy throughout the day.

Water. A bit before you go to bed, and some right when you wake up. Refreshes your body and let's just say it helps the digestive system.

Exercise. I've struggled with making morning exercise a routine but understand its importance. It's great to get the blood flowing right in the morning, and once made a routine, your body adjusts to energizing in the morning and therefore helping you get out of bed immediately.

Finally, the "me" time factor. This helps in motivation to wake up. I'm a child of the online newspaper so sitting down and reading the paper just doesn't really do it for me. I will, however, try to plan a couple chapters/articles of reading every morning to help me to get up. And hey, I might even try to get a blog post done in the morning every once in a while...

Thanks to Dumb Little Man for the tips!



6 comments:

Tom Whalen said...

I am inspired and feel I need to do my part; effective immediately I will wake you before leaving for work; should give you plenty of time to work out and more.

Love,
Dad

kev's awesome GF said...

nice, Dr. Whalen.

KW said...

What time do you leave? 2 am? I don't think I need that much time.

Dan said...

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH MY BROTHER WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR WITH THE SHOWER RUNNING??!!

KW said...

Glad to see Dan has joined the blogosphere - looking forward to reading your blog dude.

David Oblas said...

fell asleep on the bathroom floor with the shower running?? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I think Dr. W's plan is a great idea!