I’ve been spending nearly every morning at the coffee shop near my house. I wake up, feed josh, shower, get dressed & head out. Here’s a shot I took earlier this week:
Spending a couple hours here in the morning has been a vital part of my day. Why, you ask?
- I get uninterrupted time with God.
At home I’m distracted… by the TV, by chores that need to get done, by baby, etc etc. Here, I only focus on getting to read my bible, pray, journal & think. The baby always sleeps in the stroller so I don’t have to cater to him… other than glancing at him every 5 minutes or so.
- I get to read & write.
I LOVE reading and I LOVE writing (hence blog). I’m often reading a fun, fictional book + a Christian book + journaling + writing. This is an awesome combo for me.
- I get my Coffee.
I have a teething 4-month old who HIGHLY prefers sleeping in mommy’s arms over his crib. I’ll let you guess how much uninterrupted sleep I get at night. Girlfriend needs her coffee.
- I get to put on normal clothes & get out of the house.
Moms get me. I’m currently a full-time mommy… a job that’s better done in your PJs. But you can imagine how ridiculous I feel when I go all day without having showered & gotten out of my nighttime clothes. Getting to the coffee shop in the morning forces me to look presentable and cater to myself a little bit.
- I get human interaction.
Once again… moms, you get me. I spend all day with a baby. It’s nice to hear/have adult conversation.
- Baby gets nap time.
For whatever reason, Josh sleeps better in his stroller & out of the house than at home in his crib. Or maybe he’s used to the routine of it all… but he always sleeps at the coffee shop while I do my own thing. I love my baby 🙂
What routines do you practice?