• 10 things to do before 10am 

    10 things to do before 10am, a roundup post of things I like to do immediately after waking up. I am sure for those that love routine will have something similar to my routine. Obviously for those of us who are not exactly morning person’s we might have a completely different routine (if at all). I am someone who enjoys my sleep big time, being a self-declared insomniac I have suffered many restless nights. So you can see why I appreciate my sleep very much but that’s not to say I do not have a routine in place.


     10 things to do before 10am 

    Please note that these 10 things to do before 10am are what I do during the week and not always on weekends. As I work 9-5 I like to keep my weekends as relaxed and stress free as I possible can. This includes having a lie in until 10am or even as late as 12.

    1. Check my phone

    I would be lying if I said oh I stretch first, drink some water and then meditate. There are some people who are disciplined like that but unfortunately I am not that. First thing I do is reached for my phone, sometimes my eyes are not even open but I had search for it. I can spend anything from 5 minutes to 15 minutes checking my phone. As a blogger I also use this time to reply to tweets or Instagram comments and browse Facebook.

    2. Make my bed 

    One thing I love doing is making my bed, for me it’s not a chore but a signal to my body. A signal that says we are up and ready to tackle the day come what may. Making the bed during the week and at weekends differ in my home. During the week it’s dust off the duvet and fluff the pillows then make the bed. At the weekends I like to change my beddings on a weekly basic (max 2 weeks) and give the bed a breather. There is just something about a beautifully made bed that makes me smile and don’t want to rush back into it. It’s weird but once I make my bed I don’t want to ruin it until bed time.

    3. Run the shower

    Every morning (excluding weekends) I have a shower immediately after waking up, brush my teeth and get dressed. Shower time is planning and meditation time, during the shower ideas come flooding my mind. When it gets to one I use that time to meditate and thing of only nice things and not what I need to be doing.  After showering, I get dressed which doesn’t take longer than 20 minutes and I am out the door.

    10 things to do before 10am 

    4. Light up my playlist 

    Once I am ready to leave the house I fire up my playlist {currently loving Rag’n’bone} as I walk to the station. I am one of those people who will overplay an album that I like and won’t apologise for it. In the last few months I have overplayed The Weeknd‘s album especially his latest ‘Starboy‘ which is totally epic.

    5. Review Social Media and Blog

    I have roughly 10-15 between leaving my house, walking to station and catching the bus to the business park. It’s during this time and whilst on bus that I love to check up on my blog and social. It’s not much time but it’s time I use to accomplish something on my list. As a blogger I am more often than not clued to my phone but I work outside my blog too so whenever I have a few minutes I use it.

    6. Eat Breakfast

    I am not someone who normally has time to eat breakfast at home and not because I don’t actually have the time. Due to my insomnia my body is set to rising up around 5-6am so I have plenty of time. But that doesn’t usually happen so I make overnight oats. I then take them to work with me and have my breakfast in the office. So from waking up anything between 5-7 I don’t actually eat anything until 8.30-9.30 depending on the day.

    10 things to do before 10am 

    7. Make or Review my to-do list 

    I am a to-do list kind of person and own way too many notebooks. For me I love to write down what I plan to do for the day and work from there. Obviously this doesn’t always work as there are times I write a list and tick nothing off. That’s ok because what I don’t accomplish today moves to tomorrow’s list.

    8. Catch up with Colleagues 

    Though we rarely do this, it’s part of a ritual where we discuss our concerns etc. Roughly takes 10 minutes as it’s the start of the day and we all busy enough. It’s nice when we can catch up before our day gets busy, it’s funny if we don’t have a chat before work its rare we will ever.

    9. Start work

    Though my job is a 9-5 I prefer to start earlier around 8/8.30 just so I can get a lot done. It’s surprising how having a few minutes in a day can through the entire schedule out the window. As mentioned above, I love my to-do lists and love sticking to them and ticking things off. Other days it’s not possible to tick items off and other times its quite easy.

    10. Cross off a couple of items off the to-do list. 

    It is always my aim to have at least crossed off a couple of items before 10am but it’s not always possible. I try to limit my to-do list to 1 A4 page and work off that, I feel good if I tick items off. Sometimes I even add items I have just done even though they were not on the list just so I can tick them off.

    So there you have it, 10 things to do before 10am. Do you have 10 things that you do before 10am? Are you a morning person?



    1. GlamourGlitterGloss
      March 1, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      I am so not a morning person, I love my sleep! I always check my phone first, I try not to but it’s my alarm so it’s the first thing in my hand I can’t help it. I’m one for playing my favourite songs over and over, but rather than an album I make a playlist I replay as I never listen to an album through

    2. March 1, 2017 / 10:25 am

      This is my kind of morning too but I’m showering about 4-5pm when my kids are nap time. I love reading morning routine post

    3. Charlotte
      February 28, 2017 / 10:10 am

      I don’t like getting out of bed but once I’ve had a shower I don’t mind mornings. Mine revolve around the children and the school run.

    4. Atzimba Pahua
      February 27, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      I love morning routine posts!! Mine def involves always checking my social media within seconds of waking up!

    5. Rochelle Valle
      February 27, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      I am totally in early in the morning person to get things going. I accomplish a lot by 10 AM!

    6. Claire Mason
      February 27, 2017 / 11:58 am

      I’m guilty of checking my phone before I do anything too. Oh well, at least it means I’m up to date with modern affairs, but mainly Facebook hehe

    7. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
      February 27, 2017 / 4:52 am

      wow you do a lot by 10am. i have usually worked out, showered and watched a little tv on my off days but thats about it

    8. February 27, 2017 / 3:06 am

      Wow Anosa that’s a lot if things before 10 am.I have a 5 year old t home so a lot of what gets done depends on her schedule. But I wake up at 7 am and I always eat before leaving home .

    9. Deimarys Colon
      February 26, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      By 10am I have already done a lot of the house work. I usually leave all the work for the afternoon.

    10. February 26, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      I have a similar routine and I laughed when you said you check your phone before your eyes are even open because I do the same xx

    11. Kelly Hutchinson
      February 26, 2017 / 2:50 am

      Wow!! You are so productive and I admire that. I’m not a morning person, so I would get little done before 10:00

    12. February 26, 2017 / 2:17 am

      Wow! I’m super impressed. I always love hearing about people’s morning routines .. there are always good tips to be found. Thanks for sharing yours!

    13. February 25, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      It looks similar to my morning routine too, but I usually have a shower the night before x

    14. Talya Stone
      February 25, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      This sounds quite similar to mine although I have another twenty things to do on top of this in my role as a mum too – gah!

    15. February 25, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      This is just like my pre-10am ritual (apart from breakfast) I think I check my phone the second my eyes pop open! x

    16. February 25, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Oh my goodness you manage to do a lot pre 10am! I’m still nursing my first cuppa!

    17. Beautyqueenuk
      February 25, 2017 / 10:31 am

      I am very similar to you when it comes to sorting myself out in the morning and also like to be at my desk by 830am so I can just get started on the tasks ahead x

    18. Sarah Louise
      February 25, 2017 / 10:15 am

      The first thing I do is go down stairs and make a coffee! Without coffee I just don’t function correctly. Having a 2 year old 99% of my day doesn’t go to plan so I don’t even bother trying. Things get done when there is time in my house

    19. Ann
      February 25, 2017 / 4:23 am

      This is a great post. I do some of this daily, sometimes I get lazy though especially when I have busy schedule. Thank you for sharing this list.

    20. Shannon Graham
      February 25, 2017 / 1:23 am

      This is a great list to help us wake up in the morning. Very simple, and easy to get done before your eyes are fully open.

    21. Emma Oxley
      February 25, 2017 / 1:12 am

      I always check my phone first thing in the morning like you – I should make more of an effort to make my bed though – I’m rubbish at that.

    22. February 25, 2017 / 12:49 am

      I’m not a morning person at all but sounds like you get a lot done before 10am! xo

    23. February 24, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      Sounds like a great idea I need to do this. I need to be more of a morning person

    24. February 24, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      I don’t understand this concept of crossing things off lists before 10am!! 😀 I think I do all of these except the shower and crossing things off my list! (I have a bath the night before as I’m out the door at 6.40am) x

    25. Adriana
      February 24, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Ooh love your picks! THese are all so cute and perfect for a wardrobe capsule!

    26. Melanie Edjourian
      February 24, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      I would love to be crossing off things from my to do list by 10am, i’m normally till power walking at that time.

    27. T-Nicole Johnson
      February 24, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      I love making my bed as soon as I get up. I try my best to check my emails in the morning and again at night.

    28. February 24, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      This is a great list of things to get done in the morning. I always try to make my bed. It really make s abig difference! Thanks for this list!

    29. February 24, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      I treasure sleep too and for some time I was getting up everyday nicely at 6 am, however since we moved again and things are more relaxed in the tropics, I somehow lost that early morning kick. I like routine as you do so your little check list is motivating.

    30. Emily Leary, A Mummy Too
      February 24, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Great list, and I absolutely agree about making the bed. It seems like such a small thing, but it really makes a difference!

    31. Mary Fitzgerald Edwards
      February 24, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      My ten things are very similar. But add in running kids to 3 bus stops and getting them ready for the day. 🙂

    32. Jess Jess
      February 24, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      My 10 things are very different with two toddlers. I can’t even take a shower until nap time in the afternoon. That is also my only window to write. So I guess my ’til 10 am’ is the kids’ nap time.

    33. February 24, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      this should be also my list but am not very good on doing all of these things 😀 randomly everything is done

    34. Ola Broom
      February 24, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      I am definitely a morning person. But if I ever checked social media before anything else, I would get absolutely NOTHING done. LOL!

    35. Divya Budhraja
      February 24, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      I love this 🙂 I have to do these things before 7AM because I have to be at work so early! Which requires me to get up at 4:30 hahaha 🙂

    36. Nikki
      February 24, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      things to do before 10am! omyy! my job nature is to go home by 10am!! lol working night shift!

    37. February 24, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      What’s this make my bed thing? I rarely do it 😉

      But I do a lot of this. I’m normally up at 6 during the week but on weekends I’m up at 9 and don’t do much before 10.

    38. Nichole Freeman
      February 24, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      This sounds like my list but Mine is before 8 am and includes a few more items. I love how organized you are. And wish i had time for breakfast. I love this.

    39. Hannah Latoya Bond
      February 24, 2017 / 11:31 am

      I could never do all of these before 10 as i get up at 9 x

    40. February 24, 2017 / 10:28 am

      I’m not naturally a morning person and really struggle at times. But I find if I can exercise first thing I have a far more productive day x

    41. February 24, 2017 / 10:09 am

      It’s amazing how much we can plan in 1st thing in a morning…I love a to-do list too 🙂

    42. Donna
      February 24, 2017 / 8:55 am

      I am always amazed by how much I can get done before 10am! My kids start school at 8.30 so it’s an early start and up and at ’em for me! Great post very motivational!

    43. Laura
      February 24, 2017 / 6:38 am

      I love the way that these steps are so motivating! I think if I started the day like this and did so much before 10am, I would feel more productive and as though I’d achieved more that day xxx

    44. Ann Bacciaglia
      February 24, 2017 / 4:04 am

      I love to sleep in so on the weekends I am sometimes still sleeping at 10 am. During the week, I am already on my way to work so I am more productive.

    45. February 24, 2017 / 3:20 am

      My mornings are all different! Sometimes I take the dog out, sometimes I walk… it varies from week to week 🙂

    46. Pam
      February 23, 2017 / 11:43 pm

      This is a lot like what I do before ten am as well. Can’t skip breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day.

    47. Jodie Whitham
      February 23, 2017 / 11:26 pm

      I love that the first thing is phone – that is me – check my facebook, email and reply if got any messages. The rest is never consistent x

    48. February 23, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      As long as I make it to work in one piece before 9am that’s good enough for me haha x

    49. Joanna
      February 23, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      I try and do some of these every morning but I do need to be a lot more organised and plan my day.

    50. Marissa Zurfluh
      February 23, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      I am very OCD and have to do lists coming out of my ears. I feel rushed if I don’t get at least one thing done on the list a day. Although my lists don’t have deadlines, I still feel like I have to go, go, go all the time. Routines are key in my household.

    51. February 23, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      I do have plenty of things that I do early in the morning and many of them are similar to yours. I do get an early start to the day, it just seems to make the day go better x

    52. February 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      its nice to be organised you seem very sorted in your ways x

    53. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
      February 23, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Everyone needs a list like this. I have so much that I do in a day before 10am. I think we all do.

    54. February 23, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Your schedule is exactly like mine. I don’t have to shower until later since I mainly work from home. I enjoy getting the majority of my work done in the morning

    55. Bill S
      February 23, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Your morning sounds a lot like mine!! I just have to add the kids in there, it’s amazing how productive we really are in the morning!

    56. Jeanette
      February 23, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Your morning sounds a lot like mine. I get up pretty early because I go to the gym first thing in the morning and then I take my husband to work and my kids ready for school start working drive my kid to school come home and then have a day of work and cleaning of the house.

    57. Christy Maurer
      February 23, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      I need to start making my lists again. I know what I need to do, but crossing stuff off gives me a good feeling lol.

    58. Candy Kage
      February 23, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      I don’t know anyone who gets to wake up and sit on the porch taking their time drinking a warm cup of coffee. My mornings are whirlwind of activity.

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