My Morning Routine

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My husband and I switch off every morning to wake up the oldest to get ready for school. It gives me a chance to sleep for a little while longer because our youngest has been known to sleep until 9:30 am sometimes. But on the days that I get up early, I can’t get back to sleep, so I start my day before the others wake up. It allows me to gather my thoughts and get organized before the day starts.

I brew myself a cup of coffee and sit down with my notebook and phone to plan out my day. My husband says I like a little bit of coffee with my creamer, and he is totally right. Simply Pure is International Delight’s new clean label coffee creamer. With just five simple ingredients, it offers a new way to enjoy the coffee you love. Hazelnut is my go to creamer flavor; it has always been a favorite. I also like being able to pronounce what is in my coffee creamer.
I never answer emails in the morning unless it is something urgent that needs my attention. Instead, I go through and mark the ones that need my attention with a star (if you’re in Gmail) and delete the ones I don’t need. This keeps my email manageable for the day. If I ever skip this, my day ends in total chaos. I’m one of those people that hate seeing the push notification number on my iPhone. I have to view and clear things out, or I feel like I’ll miss something. Some days it can provoke anxiety, and I go to bed feeling stressed or end up working into the evening when it’s family time.
While I’m going through my email, I make a list of all the things I need to do for the day. Since I’m a full-time blogger, this consists of prioritizing my tasks for the day. I look at the deadlines I have and put my items in order.
Photograph and edit images for a post.
Write draft and edit.
Send drafts to clients.
Schedule blog posts and social media posts with proper hashtags.
I go through quite a few notebooks through the year. It is normally set up right in front of my computer so that I am forced to look at it. It’s something I started when I was working at a real estate office a few years ago. I would write everything I needed to finish down in a notebook and an email to my boss so that I wouldn’t forget anything the next day. It’s a habit that has stuck with me, and it keeps me a little more organized because I am anything but organized.
School is almost out so my routine will change a little but it will still consist of getting the girls breakfast and ready for the day and then me sitting down to enjoy my coffee and write down what I need to accomplish for the day.

How do you start your morning?

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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