I would love to hear about your morning rituals. That subject has always fascinated me though I'm not sure why.
On one of my favorite podcasts - The Petal to the Metal with Rachael Herron and J. Thorn had an episode about this very thing once - Episode 8. I highly recommend a listen.
My personal morning routine/ritual - whatever you wanna call it - changes depending on the day of the week. I kind of wish it was the same - that is, the way it is when I get to write for most of the day.
My ideal morning ritual/routine which happens when I get to stay at home and write and do not have a looming deadline: Drink a glass of water and take my vitamins (I'm a supplement junkie), drink a gourd of yerba mate tea. Journal, say some affirmations. Drink more yerba mate. Write my 2500 words on whatever WIP I'm working on interspersed with practicing handstands. Drink more yerba mate. That is my "perfect morning".
I also love to add in - walking/hiking with the canine for 30 minutes to an hour.
When I'm rushed, have to work out first thing (like tomorrow) or have to go to my day job - my morning routine consists of: water, supplements and yerba mate. Making and packing up all of my food and drinks (mostly tea) for the entire day - this takes 1 hour during which time I listen to books on audible or podcasts. Shower, put on make-up (sunscreen only on workout days) and leave.
I'm trying to have more of my ideal mornings :) That's my goal!
Before my nightmare upstairs neighbor moved in I was able to go to sleep early on a regular basis and wake up very early - this WILL happen again - at some point - I hope...
Author Chloe Adler
Here are some musings - Nothing fancy - no outline and no editor - just some stream of consciousness. If you're looking for the Journey of Rain Star (blog/story) you can find it here. If you want to read my books, please go here :)