As Fall hits Seattle every year, I always feel a sudden drop in energy, especially in the mornings. As someone who is completely reliant on herself to get motivated, get up in the morning, get to work, and power through the day, I need a good reason to push through those groggy grey Seattle mornings. In the summer I feel much more inspired to get to work early since the sun is out and the air is warm. But in the Fall and Winter, I have to build new routines to get myself motivated early in the morning.
I do live just 2 blocks from a coffeeshop and a donuts shop so I could turn my early morning routine into a coffee and baked goods run. But, I don't like building habits that equal spending a little money consistently that adds up to a lot of money in the long run. If I bought a latte every morning at $4 a cup, 4 x 7 = that's $28 a week and $112 a month! I can't justify that since I am very cautious with where I put my money (running a small business, you've got to be very purposeful with where you place your money!) So I'm looking for a super affordable way to get going in the mornings. Maybe an exercise routine? Maybe making coffee every morning at home? The Holiday season is upon us and I've got to get amped up to work long days until New years!