The Efficient Morning Routine
Society has sped up over the past couple of decades, most likely due to the adoption of computers (especially the Internet) and other digital devices in the home. With technology and information-gathering becoming faster and faster we’ve naturally readjusted our schedules to suit such a lifestyle.
So it seems like we’re finding less time to enjoy a good morning routine before heading out to work. With energy drinks and cereal bars a popular breakfast choice I feel it’s important to get to grips with a good old fashioned morning schedule again; one that is suited to today’s busy culture.
For instance: I always have a cup of coffee when I get up. I’ve mentioned this in previous blog posts but I simply cannot go without a good dose of caffeine before I begin working. Now while I do have an espresso maker I also like to use my regular coffee machine for a good cup of filtered. If you find that boiling the kettle in the morning sets you back a few minutes, buying a coffee machine can fix that as most of them allow you to set a timer to go off.
I usually set mine for 6am so that when I do finally get up there is a jug of hot coffee waiting for me in the kitchen. Added bonus: there is nothing sweeter than the aroma of fresh coffee filling your home when you first wake up.
Now if you don’t like coffee maybe you want to use your juicer to make a fresh glass of orange. Chances are you may not have time to pour a whole load of oranges into the machine to freshly squeeze them. What I tend to do is pre-squeeze them the night before and leave it in the fridge to chill. This may sound obvious but you would be surprised how much time this saves. And much like the coffee it’s nice to know it’ll be waiting for you there in the morning.
Pre-scheduling things is the way to a more efficient morning routine I find. Planning a few things before bed time will help you easily shave off some time before work. Let’s look at technology for a second.
I always check my emails first thing in the morning. And unless I am prepared to leave my computer on all night (not a good idea) checking them can take quite a chunk of time out of my day. But there are methods to setting up your computer to switch on automatically at a certain time. Much like my coffee maker I set my PC to come on at 6am. That way, as soon as I put my dressing gown on I can be checking my emails within seconds.
Oh sure, I could invest in a smart phone and check emails that way but that would cut into my coffee time.
Suzie Parkes is slowly becoming a morning person. Her home computer and Go Electrical coffee maker seem to be good bed fellows.