Working from Home? Here’s your Best Morning Routine

The importance of morning routines

Common work-from-home morning routines

  1. Roll out of bed at the last minute cursing the alarm.
  2. Make coffee (or a double!)
  3. Put on your “daytime pajamas.”
  4. Open your work laptop in bed.
  5. Start putting out email and slack fires.

Past successful morning routines

  1. Make your bed.
  2. Exercise or stretch.
  3. Put on a killer outfit that makes you feel like a badass.
  4. Eat breakfast.
  5. Fill up your thermos and grab your lunch.
  6. In your car or on the train, listen to your favorite music, podcast, zone out, or call a loved one.
  7. Say hi to your coworkers on the way to your desk.
  8. At your desk, evaluate where you are with your projects and make a plan.
  9. Commute home and unwind listening to music or quiet before tackling the family dinner and needs of home life.
  10. Enjoy putting on pajamas immensely because you didn’t just live in them all day.

Improving your work-from home morning routine

The fake commute

  • Meditate. Even for just a few minutes.
  • Journal. How will you use the gift of today?
  • Fill your mug. With a drink that gives you calm and focus.
  • Take your lunch to your workspace. Prepare your lunch the night before as if you’re going into the office.
  • Hydrate. A dehydrated body will make you feel sluggish all day.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. Your body and mind need fuel.
  • Exercise. Even for 5 minutes before you leave the bedroom.
  • Shower. A perfect wake-up call to all the senses.
  • Get dressed for real. No more daytime pajamas.
  • Commute to work. A short walk or drive will help you transition and get your mind more active.
  • Create a place just for work (not your bed). Plan out your day with intention.
  • Say hi to your colleagues on your company’s messaging platform.

Making WFH work for you

Working Mom of 4, Founder of Chaos to Calm Coaching, Co-Founder of Be Courageous. Life Purpose: Illuminating possibilities! www.jennazhermans.com

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Jenna Z Hermans

Jenna Z Hermans

Working Mom of 4, Founder of Chaos to Calm Coaching, Co-Founder of Be Courageous. Life Purpose: Illuminating possibilities! www.jennazhermans.com

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