Friday, July 8, 2022

My Morning Routine

I started doing a consistent morning routine two weeks ago and I am surprised to say that I have stuck with it 100% for 14 days so far!  Since I rarely stick with anything very long, I am pretty shocked that this is the case.  Here's what I do each morning (while the list is long, most things take less than a minute or two to complete):

  • I make sure to eat three pieces of fruit throughout the day
  • I make sure to eat 7 vegetables throughout the day
  • I eat one serving of whole grains
  • I eat one serving of nuts or seeds
  • I eat one serving of beans
  • Vitamins (a multi and a vitamin C)
  • Weigh myself (the needle isn't moving much yet)
  • Check my blood pressure (it has dropped like a rock since I started eating better)
  • Breathing exercise
  • Stretch/yoga (a half dozen poses and basic stretching)
  • Sit ups (I add one more per day so today I did 14 and will do 15 tomorrow, etc)
  • Push ups (ditto)
  • Squats (ditto)
  • Jumping jacks (ditto)
  • Arm weights (3 lb weights, 5 x 10)
  • Handstand
  • Dance (one song; cha cha, boogie, hip hop, etc)
  • Jump rope (50 reps)
  • Walk (distance depends on what we are doing each day)
  • Meditate (I find a 5 minute meditation on YouTube to follow)
  • Law of attraction video (found here)
  • Language (I'm working on Spanish right now)
  • Affirmations (repeated a few times in the mirror)
  • Visualization (I visualize my goals)
  • Gratitude list (I write down 10 things I am thankful for each day)
  • Crossword puzzle (from this site)
  • News review (I quickly check several news websites each morning)
  • Deals review (I quickly check several deals websites each morning)
  • Email (all of my email accounts are aggregated in one app so it's easy to check all at once)
  • Blogs (write one blog post a day for this or my other blogs)
  • Blog comment (comment on someone's blog each day)
  • Social media (check Facebook once per day)
  • Websites (make any changes/updates to my websites if needed)
  • Check bank accounts (I do this once per week, daily if needed)
  • Pay bills (do this as needed)
  • Make sure hubby takes his pills
  • Shop list (review the shopping list on my phone and see if anything needs to be added)
  • Clean house (tidy the house every morning and do a thorough cleaning once a week)
  • Laundry (this is done as needed)
  • Fashionable (check to see if I am marginally fashionable before I leave the house)
  • Attitude (remind myself to keep a good attitude throughout the day)
  • Beauty (do any beauty tasks if needed like get a haircut or color, etc)
  • Jewelry (remind myself to wear jewelry which I often forget)
  • Perfume (ditto)
  • Text my friend (I've been texting her daily since the pandemic started and we never stopped)
  • Shop (go shopping if needed)
  • Errands (do errands if needed; we usually shop and do errands once a week)
  • Activity (we usually do an activity like movies or other entertainment once a week)
  • People (write, call, or text someone daily)
  • Check the mail
  • Genealogy (I add to my family tree here, even if it is just uploading a picture)
  • Write (I'm working on a series of books now)
  • Floss
  • Weekly tasks: wash bedding, clean pantry, clean fridge, clean garage food area, clean garage fridge, clean garage, do the yard, update devices, attend any scheduled meetings)


  1. Hi this is Chris. I have never commented on your blog, but I do read and like it. I would be interested if you could do a post sometime about the deal sites you check. Maybe you could do a “10 things” post about it? (Or less). Thank you.

    1. Done!

  2. What an amazing list. I love the genealogy idea. I need to get back to my research. I need to add write to my daily list. Thanks for the inspiration.


    1. I love Family Search because I can go on it once a day and search random names in my tree and because they are indexing new information daily, there is usually more documents to add everyday.

  3. Well, I must say I am impressed! Good for you.

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    1. It is actually pretty quick but then again, I don't work so I have a couple of hours in the morning to do all of these things!