Good evening my loves. While I sit here listening to The Weeknd, getting ready for returning to that work life and writing some stuff. I thought it would be a good idea to share my new routine with you.
I’ve been a fan of a good morning routine for a little while now and now is probably a good time to refresh it ready for the new adventures that are awaiting me.
It seems that with all the excitement of embarking on a new career, I haven’t been able to sleep properly for weeks. This led me to take drastic action at the weekend and I’ve now set myself a bedtime, and a lovely early alarm to try and restore some kind of sleep habit.
I desperately need to conquer the old sleep routine before next week otherwise I’m gonna be napping on the train to work and missing my stop. From Monday I’ll be aiming for bed at 10.30pm and a wake up alarm of 5am. Fingers crossed it works.
Anyway, as I ramble on about something completely different. Let’s talk about preparing for a new career or a new job role. Plus how I’m trying to get my morning routine perfected so I’m ready to take on the mighty commute.
So as with any new career or job role. I’ve obviously applied for the job because it is of interest to me, I believe that I can fulfil the role and I’ve got the experience.
I’ve already got over the biggest hurdle of the interview, which in my case was a little different but still, it’s usually the hardest part. Once you’ve won your potential future employers over it’s all about proving their choice right.
Luckily for me, I’ve worked in this industry for quite some time already. I’ve got the contacts, the experience and the will to learn, support and be a part of something new. It’s a unique opportunity and I’m itching to get started.
Preparing to start is also equally important. Is there anything you can brush up on before your start date? Do you already have contacts you can start working with? Do you have anything you can share with your new employers that will help with the role?
There is so much you can do before you initially start. Have a little brainstorm and think about what is relevant to your industry.
Routine is super important to me for making sure I get off to a good start. I’ve been a fan of a good routine but lately I’ve been slacking a little due to not needing a strict timetable.
The fact that I’ll be starting a new job in five days means that I need to get something in place and quickly. I’ll be getting up at around 5am in the morning as I’ll be commuting by train so it’s kinda essential that I get this done right.
As mentioned in the past, there are a few key things that make my mornings run smoothly and get the motivation to actually jump out of bed in the first place.
- Prioritise tasks
- Prepare the night before
- Eat breakfast
- Work as a team
Prioritise what needs doing first. Have a plan. A to do list, or have things laid out in an order if needed.
My plan is likely to be along the lines of, get up, get showered, get dressed, wake the kids up, get them dressed, all have breakfast, leave.
I don’t doubt for a minute that this is a far too easy list and it will not go to plan at some point.
This may seem like an obvious thing but honestly, sometimes it’s easier to just hop into bed and think “I’ll worry about that tomorrow.” Then when your alarm goes off you panic, you can’t find your shoes, you forgot to iron your blouse and things start to spiral from there.
Plus carrying out tasks like making your lunch or putting out your clothes will save time and stress in the morning. Gives you less to worry about and you’re also less likely to forget something if you’ve already boxed it off the night before.
Make sure you have a plan when it comes to food. I’ve found that eating breakfast is so good for me personally and need to ensure I’m planning ahead. It’s far to easy to throw the “I don’t have time” or “I’ll eat later.” and I’ll soon regret that.
Recently I was sent some amazing porridge by The Great British Porridge Co. and I could not be more grateful. They have a selection of really tasty flavours and I have been really enjoying these in the morning.
Plus as we all know porridge is the ultimate tummy filler so it’s meant that I’ve been able to avoid snacking and relying on sugary treats before lunch to keep me energised. Win, win.
They’ve managed to nail it with their range which is tasty, nutritious, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, high in fibre and has over 10% protein too. You can find out more and purchase their products here.
Draw on your partner for help and support. As we both need to be out of the house at around the same time, and my husband will be doing the school run it makes sense to work as a team.
I’ll get the kids dressed while he makes the breakfast or I’ll get their school bags ready and sort the dogs while he showers.
Two people are better then one when you have a routine to stick to.
I’d love to know what your thoughts are on perfecting that morning routine! Here’s an old routine that worked for me last year to compare how much things can change.
I’ve also made a few website changes and set up a blog focused Instagram just for The Fitcake Blog and I’d LOVE you to join us over there for happy healthy inspiring fun.
– Emma Allen –
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