I joined the #startrightendright challenge for the month of August. I don’t think I start my day off poorly. I get up and start making coffee. I head into my living room and generally turn on the local news. I do some quick meditation and then some brain work (I prefer jigsaw puzzles but anything I find online or in book format to exercise my brain).
In the past I have said I work until about 10 or 11 in the morning. Then, I run. I shower, have lunch and work more. This summer I have tried to get back into the practice of running earlier in the morning. I do not head out at the butt crack of dawn as where I live has little lighting and no sidewalks. The shoulder of the road is non-existent in many spots. It is just safer to wait until daylight has made its presence known.
That all said, here is what my current schedule looks like in July. This will change come August with the challenge. I get up between 5:30 and 6:30 am without an alarm. This is when my body naturally wakes me up. I do my small morning routine of meditation and brain workouts. I have coffee while watching the local news and then CBS This Morning. I have, recently, been out the door no later than 10 but closer to 9 am for my run. I work and come afternoon I write for myself.
This has worked out well for me. The only problem I am finding is that I seem to spend a lot of time sitting after I do my run. I am working on getting a standing desk back in play so I can stand while writing and working.
What does your day look like? Do you have a scheduled time to get up? Do you consider it early? When do you exercise?