Today, I am moving house, so I queued this post up, to give you something to read. Rest assured, this won’t be today’s routine!! Back soon!
A real life friend reads my blog, and she suggested I post about my morning routine. I didn’t think it was particularly interesting, but as we got talking, I realised it’d probably change in the new house, so I might be able to do a before and after post for those who might be interested.
My single person morning routine
Now, I’ll run through my usual process, then I’ll review it (using italics) to change what I did when the boyfriend stayed.
At 5.45am my alarm goes off. I get out of bed immediately, removing my phone from the charger and always turning the charger off at the wall. I must pull up the bed now…
I switch on the light over the stairs, and I go downstairs and shower, always washing my hair and my face (yes everyday). Once out, I put on deodorant and perfume. Then I’ll blow dry my hair if the mirror’s not too steamy.
Next I head upstairs to put my uniform on, and hand my towel over the balustrade (sigh, I’ll miss those!). Once I’m dressed, it’s lights off upstairs and back down to the kitchen. Sometimes, there’ll be washing that finished overnight, so I’ll hang this out whilst I’m upstairs, where the rack is.
In the kitchen, I go to my breakfast cupboard, removing the oats, and taking my hair and nail supplement (since the head shave). I add water to my oats, and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Whilst it cooks, I’ll empty the dishwasher if need be, or I’ll start on reading blog posts I get to my inbox. I’ll also get my lunch out of the fridge, and anything else I need to take to work, or for my breakfast fixings, like milk.
Once the microwave ‘tings’, I get milk and my chosen topping to the table. I like to have frozen berries, or banana or sometimes pureed strawberries. I’ll always have a water bottle too, to help wash it all down. And I’ll always continue my reading, and sometimes commenting.
I linger at the kitchen table til 6.15am, then I make myself rinse my bowl, sometimes refill my water bottle, and get ready to go. I know I have up to 15-25mins up my sleeve, and I can STILL be at work on time.
Realistically, I’m usually in the car by 6.30am and then it’s off to work, which is a 20 min drive in minimal traffic (woo hoo!)
Now… this was all going swimmingly, til the BF. I hated people keeping me awake, or waking me, in boarding school, so I try to be conscious of the sleepy one!
And now with the BF
So, on the mornings the BF is there, I make sure I lay out my uniform and underwear the night before, often on top of my towel.
When the alarm goes off, with the light of the phone, I find said outfit, and stumble down the stairs.
I dress in the bathroom, and delay hair drying til right before leaving.
Once I finish breakfast, I’ll usually go and dry my hair, knowing the noise will likely awaken the BF.
I’ll head back upstairs to hang my towel (if I’ve remembered, it often ends up over some kitchen chairs)
If there’s washing, I’ll hang it out now, once the BF is ‘more’ awake… though usually he has no idea I’m standing in the bedroom hanging things!
Irrespective, the trip upstairs will result in me lying down for another cuddle and a quick chat about the day with the BF. I chat, he makes grunts… Then, it’s on the road!
To be honest, I’ll need a new routine in a new house – but we’ll have doors, and more proper rooms, so that might make it easier. I’ve never been a ‘get your outfit ready’ person unless it’s a really early start, but it’s not hard, especially with a uniform.
How does your morning routine compare?