Aaron's Morning Routine (Sometimes, you just have to start)
Welcome to the very first post of Some Dads. One of my favorite Ben Stein quotes of all time is this:
"So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin."
Being able to make the first move, the first mistake, being willing to try and fail is one thing that has never scared me. When Matt and I were discussing this blog, he would constantly make comments about how we can talk about it all we want, but if we wanted it to work, we should be about it.
So in the spirit of now, I have begun. We have begun. Since the beginning is usually a good place to start, that's where I'll begin. Not the beginning of time, or my birth, but the start of each day, which is kind of a proxy for a new birth. This is my current routine, I don't do it everyday, but I do it more often than not. On days where I follow my routine, I am usually less stressed, more energetic and alert, and begin my workday (or weekend) with a sense of accomplishment and purpose that stays with me throughout the day.
As I hone and refine my routine, I will update, but for now here's things typically shake out:
7:00am wake up, pee
7:05am snack on raw veggies, trail mix, peanut butter, almond milk or whatever is in fridge
7:15am put on athletic clothes, brush teeth, take an adderall and put in a snus
7:20am drive to 7-eleven and get an extra-large half texas pecan coffee, half steamed milk
7:30am return to field behind my apartment, let Decker run off leash while I walk up and down the side of a field until I've reached 1,000 steps (per my Apple Health Tracker)
8:00am shower and dress for work
8:20am leave house
8:30am arrive at office
8:45am write down the three most important things to accomplish today on post-it note
10am-ish receive phone call from Will Hearn and talk about best friend stuff