Let me begin this post by saying I have 3 alarms set for every morning. I know it sounds excessive, but they each serve a purpose to make my mornings better. My first alarm goes off at 7 am. This is my "wake up" alarm. I turn on the lamp next to my bed to help me wake up since the sun isn't shining in my window. I use this time to scroll through Instagram or just have a few quiet moments in my bed before the day truly begins.
My second alarm goes off at 7:30 am. This is my "get up out of bed" alarm. I open the blinds in the living room and head over to the kitchen to pour myself a bowl of cereal. Sometimes I watch the news while I eat my cereal and other times I just scroll through social media.
Once I finish my breakfast I take a look at my planner to see what I have going on that day and check the weather to see what to expect outside. With that in mind, I get dressed, brush my teeth, and do my hair (and by "do my hair" I mean brush it and maybe put it in a bun or half ponytail). If I have time I put on makeup, but it's something I feel fine leaving the house without.
My third alarm goes off at 8:30 am. This is my "time to go" alarm (See! I told you they each have a purpose!). When this alarm sounds, I finish up whatever I'm doing, put my bag together, and head out the door.
That's what my typical morning looks like! I stick to this for the most part as it really does help my mornings (and then my whole day) run better. It's also nice to have a little ritual to wake up to every morning. I'm definitely a creature of habit, so this is something that gives me a little peace, even when my week is a bit crazy.
Do you use multiple alarms? What's your morning routine like?