Are you ever unplugged?
Loaded question, right? That’s why I didn’t ask it Monday morning :)
This morning, I decided to try to change up my morning routine.
- finish packing my lunch (i.e., get everything in my lunch box, water bottled, etc)
- sit on the couch and watch the news until Nick gets up while letting my hair air dry for a bit and drink a big glass of water
- Dry my hair while Nick is in the shower
- Get dressed
- Make + eat breakfast while blogging
- Leave for work
Not a horrible morning routine. No a.m. workouts for me, but I get done what needs to get done and take my time getting ready so I don’t have to rush.
Today I decided to NOT turn on the tv when I got up.
So, I sat and dug into this for a while.
I think having that unplugged run the other day just got me thinking about how much time I have something or everything on during the day.
Case in point:
My entire job, 8 hours a day, is all on the computer. In fact, WITHOUT a computer, I could not do anything related to my job.
I blog…usually 3 times a day. I love it and it’s fun for me, but it is still time with something on.
I usually watch the news in the morning and we usually have the tv on something at night (evening news, shows we watch each week, football :), etc).
Radio / cds in the car.
So I stopped it today.
The verdict? While it was incredibly calming and fun to spend time in a book that I love and just be alone with the sounds of the morning and my thoughts, it was also a bit uncomfortable.
I guess getting out of any type of routine will not be easy. It’s just like any other habit – trying to change it is so hard when you’re used to doing certain things at certain times.
But this was totally worth it. I’m not sure how long it would take me to get into this habit each day, but it will be nice any day that I can do it.
After starting out like this, the only thing that could keep my morning on a great start was a great breakfast.
Is it crazy that now I’m super happy when I get to the bottom of a jar?
Because I am.
This was my first time making oats-in-a-jar with the dark chocolate dreams pb and it. was. delicious.
The mix today was:
- 1/3 cup oatbran
- 1 cup water
- pinch salt
- 1/2 banana, sliced
I cooked that mixture, then mixed in:
- spoonful or two of cooked oatgroats for some texture
- spoonful of light coconut milk
- sprinkle of unsweetened coconut
The mix of chocolate pb + coconut was almost like a Mounds bar! But with a little banana :) It was so good.
It definitely makes getting to the bottom of a jar worth it. Now I can’t wait until I get to the bottom of my cinnamon raisin pb!
Do you ever go unplugged? Or…if you don’t want to answer/think about that :) What’s your morning routine?
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