It seems like a good idea to write about routines and such early in the year, when everything still feels fresh and new and exciting. I have written about my morning routine previously here, but I do find that it changes with differing situations - seasons, for example, or where I am sleeping (if I'm on holiday it's different, or if I'm housesitting). My health also plays a large role in what I do each morning.
Lately, for example, I have been having trouble eating breakfast. I am aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that humans have trouble concentrating or getting things done if we don't eat in the morning, so I just want to say that I am not looking for advice here. All I know is that I wake up in the morning either in pain, or just generally feeling...un-hungry. And I know that if I force myself to eat, I will just feel worse. So lately I have been focusing on rehydrating in the morning - a big glass of water first, my morning pills next, and then either more water, or tea.
I have been noticing that when my body changes what I consume in the morning, it also changes how I approach my day. For example, now that I am mostly having fluids in the morning, I have been finding it more comforting to head into my study and start reading emails and writing blog posts earlier in the day. It makes me feel like I've accomplished something before my day even starts properly. There is also the advantage of being able to watch youtube videos on my desktop while I enjoy my tea...
I listen to the birds outside my window in the morning, too. Often turtledoves cooing, the odd mudlark or magpie warble, rainbow lorikeets screeching to each other, and, very occasionally, kookaburras announcing their presence (one of my favourite things to listen to). Oh, and how can I forget the chatter of willie wagtails?
In a way, this reminds me of the tranquility and joy I feel whenever I'm in Margaret River. Closer to the wildlife of Australia, closer to myself. And, on that note, I am going to end this rambling post with a photo I took of a fairy wren last time I was in MR (note the female in the background eyeing off the cream). Enjoy!