Things I was grateful:
- Talking to work friend. Yesterday i reached to a friend that I haven’t seen/talked since November to get his insight of my new manager. He immediately responded and we talked over the phone for 40 min, including a mini venting session 🙂 It’s actually really good to share our struggles. hahaha…
- Getting help to do taxes. A friend reminded me that taxes is due July 15, and another friend immediately sent me a detailed guide how he did it and his last 3 years tax filing forms. 😀 So glad to have some efficient and trusting friends.
- Friends helping with finding me a helper. I interviewed one yesterday but didn’t get a good vibe. So I asked in our running group if someone can help. Right away two people PM me and gave me contacts of their helpers.
My morning routine changed during quarantine time as I don’t have to rush to go to office. I am also waking up earlier than before. Nowadays I wake up naturally anytime between 4-5am (I go to bed between 8:30-9:30pm) and don’t start to work until 8:30 or 9am.
Yesterday I got up at 4:30am. While I had my morning mate, I wrote my blog post and read my favorite blogs
5:25am ready to go out for a run. It was below 30C but quite humid
7 miles later I got home, the girls didn’t want to go out for exercise, so I prepared their breakfasts
then i did 15 min full body yoga and some stretching
7:30am made ginger tumeric tea
carry it to the bath. The girl used my bathtub the night before… sooooo barbies
while I take bath I usually plan my day, yesterday I needed to go to Costco so I wrote down some essentials. I also check emails and mark those that are important that I need to respond. My inbox is always close to zero as I like to go through them quickly by mark it for action/glanced through/delete.
8am, girls were done with breakfast. It was July 1st, so photo day! 🙂
don’t mind the messy hair. I’ve given up
8:30am work call
9:00am another work call
9:30am finally having my breakfast. Unless I’m super hungry, I like to eat when I’m calm and not having anything urgent that I need to deal with because this bowl of yumminess deserves 100% of my attention. ahahah… it was pumpkin oatmeal with quinoa topped with frozen strawberries and almond butter.
Here it is summary of my 4-5 hours morning routine nowadays 🙂
What’s your morning routine? Has it changed since COVID?