As much as I really love traveling, I’m kind of a creature of habit and crave consistency while on the road. I’ve been working on building out my routine in the morning and throughout the day to make the days I’m not traveling. I’ve found that by creating structure in my mornings and incentivizing my afternoons, I accomplish more work much more efficiently. I don’t consider myself a morning person. Not that I could sleep until noon every day… but I definitely didn’t use to look forward to my mornings. I realized that attitude is everything, and mine needed to shift. I’ve found that sticking to a mourning routine has been pretty beneficial. I like to wake up around 6:15-6: 45 AM and get an early morning workout in- preferably a class, that way I don’t have to exert too much thought into my workout as I’m pretty much a zombie the first 10 minutes at the gym. After an hour or so of working out, I’m energized and more than ready to start my day.
I’ll enjoy my first cup of coffee while sifting through my inbox to determine what needs a response right now, or by today. Prioritizing your inbox is a great way to stay on top of your emails and manage your time best. Another way I like to set myself up for success in the morning is by spending the previous night drafting email responses to send out the next day. I feel so accomplished when I can fire off 5-10 emails at 9 AM. I typically try to keep up with the news by listening to these two podcasts every morning:
- The New York Times’ The Daily
- The Globalist by Monocle Magazine
The Daily is a great morning news show as it focuses on one current story and follows it in-depth. It’s about 20 minutes so would be perfect if you happen to take the morning commute. On the macro scale, The Globalist is the product of Monocle Magazine, a British news publication, and offers a great worldview of world news. As my day goes on, I definitely get a drag around 3:30/4 PM. I’ve learned that if I incentivize my afternoons I’ll be much more productive. I like to have an afternoon coffee with a snack, and one of my favorites in the Chobani family is Chobani Flip. Flip Greek Yogurt snacks are deliciously exciting and food you can feel good about as it’s an excellent source of protein that includes only natural ingredients. The crafted Greek yogurt with an exciting crunch just got a major packaging update – but don’t worry… it’s still the same great Chobani! Peanut Butter Dream and Almond Coco Loco are two of my favorites! What are yours? How do you try and implement a daily routine? Are you working on being more of a morning person as well? I’m all years to hear your routine and how you set yourself up to best for success.
Photography by Wes Taylor
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chobani. The opinions and text are all mine.