How a Dad of a 14-month old does anything is beyond me.
My current morning routine is somewhat determined by Noah, my 14-month-old son. Other blogs that you read might focus on their perfect morning to get them ready for the day ahead with meditation and early morning runs. I am beholden to the whims of Noah.
And it is great it really is. We are woken up around 0530ish most mornings with him calling for his Daddy (heart melts). I jump up and with the help of my wife, he is definitely a two-person baby, change him. I then take him downstairs for breakfast. With him, in my arms, I get his Weetabix ready and my espresso using my Nespresso machine – all one-handed. I use Grind Nespresso pods that are compostable.
After his Weetabix we then get him dressed, have a play and by 0750 (I do not know where the time goes!), we head to the car and I take him to our awesome childminders.
Finally my morning routine can start.
Once I get home, I get working out ASAP all bodyweight stuff either pushups, squats, lunges or pull-ups. Negative pull-ups at the moment as I cannot complete a full pull-up, yet.
I then jump in the shower and shave. The last 30 seconds I am currently able to have cold, a Wim Hoff inspired practice to get me used to the cold. In the past, I have been a weakling when it comes to the cold.
And then I am usually downstairs in my kitchen office ready for a call at 0900.
- 0530 – Noah Wake Up
- 0600 – Breakfast & Coffee
- 0630 – Playtime
- 0750 – Childminders
- 0815 – Workout
- 0840 – Shower & Shave
- 0900 – At Desk
My future routine.
This is not meant to inspire but more of a record of where we are at in lockdown and what my morning routine looks like.
If you liked this blog I have explored what I could achieve in short burst whilst on full-time Daddy day care in my blog: What to learn today in lockdown.
As Noah gets older and sleeps in more I hope to be able to get up before him and get in my workout and maybe some writing and meditation before he wakes. Not any time soon though!