I am the farthest thing from a morning person. I am the girl with 20 alarms set just to wake up at 9 am for work.
I hate that I have to wake up to a loud, annoying, inconsiderate noise. I hate that the house is always cold in the morning and not as welcoming as my bed was the night before. I hate how my day is starting on someone else’s terms and not my own.
I absolutely hate it!
Unfortunately I am unable to avoid the wake up call, even though I would much rather stay in bed with my pup. Sooo, since I have to be rudely awakened I might as well make the best of it AND SO SHOULD YOU!
Since graduation I have found that sleeping in all day and not trying to have a daily routine just makes me feel worse and worse over the fact I am no longer at St. Bonaventure. So I set little “goals” or things that I can look forward to during that time I despise.
First is THE COFFEE!!
For those of you who live and breathe without the beautiful drug of caffeine I am in awe! I cannot survive without it. So to make waking up a little easier I always have my favorite (Aldi’s Hazelnut or anything from Starbucks). I got my coffee taste from my mom so in reality I drink whatever she does. BUT we always make sure we have some in the house.
Get a fancy mug and flavored creamer (if thats your thing) and enjoy a perfect cup.
Tip: Set it up the night before so during your stumble to the bathroom all you have to do is press a button and its done by the time you're out!
Feed the bear!
I don’t know about you, but when I roll out of bed I look, feel and sound like a bear that has just woken up after a long winter. So naturally the second thing (first being coffee) that I reach for is FOOD!
Make yourself a good breakfast.. weather it be eggs or banana pancakes, get something in that stomach so the smile you put on isn’t so forced.
Seriously though, not only is it going to make you feel better to eat, it is very healthy to have a solid breakfast every day.
Do something you love..
While you are sipping on that cup of coffee and/or munching on that hearty breakfast do something you love.
My two go to’s are writing for this blog and reading the news. Now I am not very informed when it comes to the news nor do I really understand a lot of whats going on sooo.. I need the “dumbed down” version for lake of better terms.
I read theSkimm. The Skimm is an email I get Monday through Friday around 7 am. It takes me about 5 minutes to read (same time as my first cup of coffee) and it is information about the world in a language that I can actually understand. You know, you would think with all the economic classes I took throughout high school and college I would be able to listen to the news and know what they meant.. WRONG! theSkimm is my way to warm up to the day that I was forced to enter, and the learn a little of what is going on in this world.
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I love the night, I love the way the sun kisses the earth before it sets for the night. I love the glow of the city lights behind me as I drive home. I love the endless amount of sparkles in the sky. I love the silence from a planet that always seems to have something to say.
However, since I have no choice but to get up in the morning I try to make the best out of it. I mean who knows maybe after awhile I will like the whole morning person thing…
or I most likely won’t.