Morning Routines: A Breakfast Routine in The Office

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At the moment, I’m choosing to have breakfast in the office most days, at least until I move to a new place, back in Canterbury. This is because the house I have been living in (and sharing with strangers) for over a year now is very small, and the chance of having the time and space to eat a nice breakfast by myself is even tinier. I do like to prepare my food with plenty of peace and space, because as an empath it’s very easy to pick on people’s energy and I don’t really want that to happen in the early hours of my day.

I consider myself however to be very lucky – the building I work at has all I need to prepare breakfast: a microwave, a toaster, and a coffee machine. So when arrive there every morning, I follow pretty much the same steps everyday: I switch on the coffee machine, I put my stuff in the office, I make one or two eggs using the microwave, and I toast half of a bagel.

This is one of the easiest routines I have right now and it doesn’t ‘eat’ much of my time in the morning. Between preparing and eating my breakfast, I probably take me no more than 10 minutes. I usually start working between 9 and 10 am, depending on the time I manage to get up (I’m not using any alarm), and walk out the door.

This routine is very different from the one I used to have in 2016 and 2017, but as you can find out in my posts about morning routines and rituals, the most important thing of a routine is that it fits your needs and current resources. On that note, you can check out my blog post on how to design a morning routine that works for you here, and also know more about the psychology of morning rituals here.

Let me also know in the comments below how does your morning / breakfast routine looks like at the moment, and what other topics would you like me to write about in the near future! πŸ™‚


  1. My morning routine includes heating up water for coffee and oatmeal. I’d like to start using a mindful way to start my mornings versus automatically getting online or giving into anxiety. I know it’s difficult, but priorities have been shifting, and I think developing a morning routine will help me. I’m going to check out your other two posts on morning routines/rituals!

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    1. The way we start our day can indeed set the tone of how the day unfolds πŸ™‚ Hope you find something useful in there. I will be looking forward to know how you are going to design your morning routine!

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  2. I like the idea of adapting around your circumstances to make the perfect routine. Ive personally always struggled with mornings but the days I manage to start well with positive intent always run better.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Anthony πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ» I think we always have to find what’s feasible in the moment instead of aiming to follow an β€œimpossible” morning routine… thanks for stopping by πŸ˜ŠπŸ’«

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