I wake up at a reasonable hour; my alarm is set for 7 am weekdays. The first thing that is needed is coffee. Olly, my yorkie comes downstairs with me and continues to sleep on my lap. I used to have a smoke in the morning, but I started vaping in March and haven’t had a real cigarette since April. There have been times that I have nearly fallen off the wagon and it could happen at any time. I have to be really careful with my mindset.
Then I am on my phone. I do a quick catch up, check emails and Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and go through two of my Twitter lists, the one being Isle of Man new and the other is international news. I definitely have FOMO!
I do love the peace and quiet, and I do think I am more of a morning person. This might have something to do with when I was producing the breakfast show for Alex Jay in the nineties on Radio 5. I would be up at 4am in the morning and loved the drive into work, the roads were quite and it was just as sunrise was about the happen. It was a wonderful feeling arriving early at a radio station, the calm before the storm. I loved working with Alex and he taught me so much and he is an amazing soul, miss you!
I’m up thirty minutes before everyone else in the house. I do this on purpose as it gives me some time to ponder my day and get started in a peaceful way, before the rush starts. It’s still dark and we are nearly in the peak of darkness, sunrise this morning is only at 8.20am.
For some reason I couldn’t get to sleep last night, well, I do know why, but that is for another time. The other reason is that I found a new series on Netflix that I started to watch, not a good idea to do that at 10.30pm, so I only got to sleep past midnight, not my usual sleep pattern.
While I was trying to fall asleep, I had an idea. What if I changed my morning routine slightly? Instead of trying to gobble up social media, how about I use that time to write? Well, I did and this is what I will try and do each morning from now on.
Yesterday I tried to write, I had the idea but did not have the words to write. So that was abandoned, I did save it so it might turn into a post at some stage.
So let me take this day by day and see if there is anything worth publishing. Now my 30 minutes are literally up and time to wake up my beautiful family!
Thanks for reading!