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Philosophical Monday: The Weekly Habit/The Ideal Morning Person

So I talked a little last week about how my jet lag, pre-natal state, and general racing thoughts are basically turning me into an (unwilling) morning person. And this week, I decided to roll with the punches, so to speak, and take full advantage of being an early bird.

Without further ado, here’s my new Ideal Morning Person schedule:

4:30 to 5:00am: Wake Up — for whatever reason, it always takes me at least a half hour to realize that I am not only awake, but also not going back to sleep.

5:00 to 5:30am: Check email and go through my Google Reader for FaN ideas and general keeping-up-with-the-times.

5:30 to 6:30am: Work on the first blog of the day for FaN. I’ve been finding that doing my personal blog in the morning when my thoughts are fresh as opposed to late at night, when I’m just happy to be able to say anything coherently leads to (hopefully) more quality thoughts.

6:30 to 6:45am: Make a daily To-Do List

6:45 to 8:30am: Work on projects based on deadline: FaN first then everything else.

8:30 to 9:00am: Eat breakfast: Kashi Hearts & O’s cereal, toast, and pre-natal multi-vitamin with a little thank you to the heavens┬áthat I never seem to get sick of eating the same thing for breakfast.

9:00 to 9:30am: Take shower and try to find one of a dwindling number of shirts that don’t cling to my belly.

9:30 to 10:00am: Go to part-time editor gig on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Work on own projects on Tuesdays and Thursdays. What’s that you say? Oh, did I forget to tell you? Well, yeah, I quit my beloved, but incredibly stressful job during the whole IVF ordeal, and am now a part-time editor for my kick-ass replacement, with some general production coordination and quality control thrown in. This is a very controversial decision for me as I put a lot of my self-esteem into being a full-time writer, but I promise to dedicate a whole blog to the subject on either Wednesday or Thursday.

Til then, think about trying to become an Ideal Morning Person with me if you have the inclination and/or let me know what your ideal morning schedule would be if you are/were a morning person.

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Photo Credit: Lynne/flickr

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