Morning Routine


I’m an admirer of Tara Brabazon. When I was doing my Masters degree, I came across her YouTube video and was inspired by her lifestyle and spirit!

One of my favourite Vlogs of hers is Vlog 140 – Morning.

Here is how she spends her morning:

  • 2:00 Get up, have a shower, make coffee, have vitamin C
  • 2:20 – 4:20 Write
  • 4:20 Weight and Yoga
  • 4:40 Gym, 2.5 cardio with 1-hour audiobooks/podcast, 1.5 hours making Vlog
  • 8:10 Arrive office

Yes, she wakes up at 2:00! I was like, ‘Hewat???’ But she claims she’s been doing it for the past 20 years of her academic life.

Now, what happens if I follow her morning routine? I mean, I can’t do 2:00, but I can manage 4:30! The reason to get up at 4:30 is that I do cleaning volunteer every Sunday from 5 a.m. If I keep getting up at 4:30, then I thought it would stick, and it will not be pain on Monday anymore:-)

So, here is my current morning routine:

  • 4:30 Get up (or rather waking up…), wash face, make tea (I love coffee, but trying to avoid first thing in the morning coffee for my stomach.)
  • 5:20 Schedule for the day
  • 5:30 – 7:30 Writing

Interesting. I can already see what I should improve in my morning routine when comparing Tara’s. It takes too long to start work. Maybe I can schedule for the day and get tea ready the day before.

New morning routine:

  • 4:30 Get up, wash face, make tea
  • 5:00 – 7:00 Write
  • 7:00 Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Cleaning
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Morning drama (I can’t miss this…)
  • 8:15 Office (I mean currently ‘home office’.)

See what’s happening in a month!