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Hi! I'm Laura, a 23-year-old millennial girl discovering who I am by sharing my life experiences on my blog. You'll find me writing about me discovering my personal style, my growing wanderlust or giving any sort of style, uni or mental health advice.

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Being in university is honestly the best, however if there’s one big difference compared to when I went to high school, it’s my lack of routine. I used to only have classes three times a week and they would usually start at noon or later. Since I only have to finish some work now and don’t have to take classes anymore, I find I spend most of my time at home. I am definitely not a morning person, so when I first had all of these mornings in I mostly slept in and didn’t really know how to become productive again. I didn’t quite know what to do with myself and how I could create a bit of a morning routine for me to kick-start my productivity. I am now two, nearly three months further and have found a bit of a morning routine that I wanted to share with you.

Post something on Instagram

I like to wake up between 7:15 and 7:45 in the morning. I usually wake up at 7:30. I have a wake up light with radio so I would usually just listen to it for a little bit before grabbing my phone and checking my social media. Whenever I unlock my phone there will be a reminder at 7:30 to post a Instagram photo. The first thing I do in the morning is to post a new photo on my Instagram. This is something I usually already have planned out a couple of days in advance so I don’t have to think about editing the photo in the morning with my sleepy head. I would usually write the caption of the photo that morning.

Shower and get dressed

The most important thing I need to do before noon and most likely before 8:30 in the morning is to take a shower and to get dressed. If I don’t to either of these things I will very likely to just lie in my bed all day to watch a sinister murder documentary on Netflix all day. So after I have posted my photo I usually get out of my bed and go to the bathroom to shower and everything. I then get dressed. Once I get dressed I know I will be productive that day and nothing is going to stop me from getting at least some work done.

Eat my breakfast, have a coffee and drink a litre of water

Once I am all showered and dressed, I go downstairs to eat breakfast and have a coffee. I never used to really sit down for breakfast, but I really try to do so nowadays. I really try to take my time before starting my day. Then I also like to drink at least 1 litre of water before noon, just to make sure I am pretty hydrated. I used to suck at drinking water during the winter, but have actually found that I am pretty good with it now. I like to fill my bottle and a mason jar with water and take those upstairs with me to actually start my day.

Write a to-do list

Before I am ready to get to work and have a super productive day, I actually like to write a to do list. I would usually check my bullet journal on what I have planned to finish by certain dates. I then write down what tasks come with those deadlines and create my to-do list for that day. I love writing to-do lists because it’s such a satisfying feeling to be able to tick off something off your list. Any tasks I didn’t get to complete by that day will usually be moved to the next day so I can finish all of my work by the end of an week.