So now really it’s just about shaping those rituals to my liking.
I have begun a list of things that I could think about adding to them so that I can think about where they belong in my morning / evening
- Read (personal)
- Read (S. America Research)
- Spanish Study
- Pelvic Floor Excercises 3 years ago
Every time I brush my teeth I think about how great I am at time management because I can also put on my shoes or take the clothes out of the dryer .. but always manage to forget my pelvic floor excercises. I have already brushed my teeth tonight so I am doing them right now LOL.
I have been on 43T every night this week and have made positive movements to all of my goals rather than just cruising through other people’s goals and cheering – and I am almost finished the third tube of toothpaste that my roomate bought instead of smokers whitening by accident! 5 years ago
When getting specific I will start with my goals that require attention daily ie. Manage PCOS: excercise at night; Whiten my teeth: brush my teeth every morning and night with the smokers toothpaste; Give 2000 cheers: Spend time on 43T every night; Do Pelvic Floor Excercises Daily: Every morning- while I’m brushing my teeth to remind me.
Using the specific goals above, and the time frame I set for myself, this goal will be measureable.
My life is void of almost any routine at all, and I need to bring about some form of order if I’m going to make it work!
It will only be hard until it’s engrained .. it’s definately realistic.
Once I’ve done the above every day for a month I can start understanding my patterns a bit better and find out if there is room for other more ambitious activities like reading every night. 5 years ago
I have turned into a neurotic bedtime ritualer. Being this way makes having morning rituals obsolete. I basically have everything set up so I can heat up the water for my tea and run out the door in the mornings. I’m proud of my new found efficiency. 6 years ago
I was doing well with this for awhile but somehow the morning routine still hasn’t stuck. I’ve gotten used to an evening routine which makes all the rushing around I do in the mornings go much smoother, so that is an improvement. I get my lunches, my bag and my work clothes ready at night for the morning’s insanity.
Just once, I would like to get up early and have a leisurely morning before work. 6 years ago
I haven’t been sleeping all that well lately, and am making no progress on this whatsoever. Right now my mornings go something like this:
1. Wake up
2. Poke snoring person next to me
3. Go back to sleep
4. Wake up
5. Yell at cats to be quiet
6. Go back to sleep
7. Hit snooze button
8. Hit snooze button
9. Hit snooze button
10. Finally get out of bed
11. Put on scrubs for work
12. Make tea
13. Wash face
14. Brush teeth
15. Curse alot
16. Try to fix bedhead
17. Give up on fixing bedhead and just roll with it
18. Run out door
19. Realize lunch is still sitting in fridge
20. Run back in and grab lunch
21. Run out door again
22. Get stuck in traffic at the tunnel
23. Curse some more
24. Arrive at work fashionably late 6 years ago
I’m embarrassed that I actually had to go and write out two lists to get going with this. Normal people just fall into a routine, don’t they? I just can’t do it that way for some reason, especially before bedtime. I get fixated on a task or a book I’m reading and I seem to forget everything else around me. And because I get so fixated on these things, I also forget to go to bed at a reasonable hour which in turn completely throws any hope of a morning routine out the window. 6 years ago