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Being at home for 15 months forced me to figure out the morning routine that actually helped me, as I tried to enter a mental state where work felt easy.
I did everything from 'roll out of bed and immediately open my laptop' to 'two hours of self care before I even touch my phone' and have settled into something that works okay. For me the essentials are:
- light exercise
- make a cup of coffee (I froth the milk with a cheap device that, 9 months later, is my favorite pandemic purchase)
- drink coffee sitting in the back yard while the dogs run around
- space out looking at TikTok for half an hour
- sit down at my desk
- realize an hour later that I didn't eat anything
And that's how it goes! What's your morning routine?