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The Best and Worst Things About Making My Own Schedule

If you've never worked for yourself, I'm not sure it's possible to imagine what it's really like.

You probably overestimate some parts of it and underestimate others. It's not quite the same as when you're vacationing and your only prerogative is relax and see sights. You have responsibilities that need to get done, but no one's going to tell you when or how to do them.

Today I wanted to talk about my favorite and least favorite parts of this equation.

My favorite part, by far, is that I get to control the amount of craziness in my environment.

If I want people and noise and craziness, I can go shopping on a Saturday or out to a bar on a Friday night. If I want quiet time, I can go out when places are empty.

Why I Love My Morning Routine (And How You Can Too)

On Travel 'n' Wellness

Morning routines are like excuses. Everyone has one. And just like excuses, some morning routines are more "legit" than others.

Take, for example, the rushed morning routine that involves waking up 10-15 minutes before departure, grabbing a quick bowl of cereal or energy bar, and heading out the door. This is the common way in which nearly everyone handles their mornings.

What's the more "legit" routine? I call it the relaxed approach: by waking up at least 45 minutes before departure at a set time every morning, the relaxed approach emphasizes a well thought-out morning routine that enables productivity and a happy mood throughout the day.

For most of my life, I've had a rushed morning routine, and man, was it AWFUL!

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