Bag is packed – check!
Snacks are packed – check!
Alarm is set – check!
Coffee is ready – check!
Clothes are picked – check!
This may sound like I’m going on a trip, but it’s nothing more than preparation for an opening shift at work. While you’re reading this, I’m already awake (or at least I better be!) and I’m running around to make sure there’s fresh hot coffee when you need it so you can wake up and start your day.
With that said, please be nice if I’m moving a little slowly…my alarm is set for 4:15.
I had a more interesting (or so I thought) post planned for today but after I woke up for the 5th day in a row with a headache; and after I couldn’t actually get this one to go away; and after I worked 6 1/2 hours with it; and after I reheated myself some dinner; and after I watched Survivor with my parents (anyone else watching? for me this is the first time in YEARS); I decided we’re keeping it simple today.
So like I said:
My bags are packed – with gear for the gym so I can go right when I get off work.
Snacks are packed – one zucchini protein muffin (recipe to come soon) and one chocolate chip chewy granola bar.
Alarm is set – as I said, for 4:00….and 4:15….and 5:15…. (what? Gotta play it safe!)
Coffee is ready – technically it’s the coffee we didn’t finish yesterday but pouring it over a cup of ice and a splash of almond milk and for me, it’s good to go!
Clothes are picked – this saves me countless minutes of trying to decide what I want to wear and how I feel in what I decided to wear. It’s easier to pick it out the night before so there’s no guesswork. It only changes if I put it on and feel horrible.
What shortcuts do you take to prepare for early mornings?
Or maybe busy mornings?