Today for Work It Wednesday, I thought I’d give you all a behind-the-scenes look at my morning routine. It took me a very long time to come up with a good morning routine. When I first graduated college and was interning in Washington, D.C., I had to take the train into the city and then take a bus to my office which meant an ugly 4:30 AM wake up call. Back then the routine was simple: take the dogs out, feed & water them, get coffee, make yourself presentable, throw on something office appropriate, and get to the train on time. Ugh.
Since being in a more permanent position, I’ve become way more in touch with the parts of a morning routine that set me up to have a great day. We are often in such a rush in the mornings that we forget to take time for ourselves. I would argue that scheduling “you time” into your morning routine is a key part of setting yourself up for success at the office. The attitude you go into work with is going to set you up for the rest of the day, so why not make it a good one? Here’s what my typical morning routine looks like: