My 10 Minute Morning Routine

6:45 – Alarm goes off. I keep this across my room so I have to wake up and walk to turn it completely off. Not a snooze. I slide the bar to deactivate.
7:30 – I wake up again unsure of what time it is. Oddly enough it’s almost always aroudn this time. I know I should go to work and wake up.
7:31 – I sleep with boxers and socks so I need to dress. I put on my glasses that I left next to my desk so I can see. I then put on jeans, a tee shirt, my belt, shoes and a zip-hoodie. My job doesn’t have a dress code but this outfit is pretty standard to a fit into any situation.
7:34 – I put my keys, phone and wallet into my pockets and head out the door to warm the car for a few minutes (This step isn’t necessary in the summer).
7:35 – I walk into the bathroom and in this order – take a piss, wash my hands, brush my teeth, use Listerine mouthwash. I floss and fluoride at night so I feel like I don’t have to do it in the morning.
7:37 – I usually wonder if the car is going to warm by now and then head back into my room to make sure I didn’t forget anything important.
7:38 – I go out to the car and don’t lock the door to the house. I open my car door and leave it open. I walk back to the house and lock the door. I have this incredible fear of locking my keys in the car while it’s running. Basically I don’t trust the closing the door when the car is on. I just get this feeling that it sometimes locks when the keys are in the car.
7:39 – I start blasting Led Zeppelins “Ramble On” and get ready for a 25 minute Get The Led Out Session.

Notice there is no shower, no breakfast, no stalling. This is an efficient wake up call in the morning. Ten minutes tops each day. This has become routine. Not the Led Zeppelin part because I sometimes listen to Howard or various stations but you get the idea. I usually get breakfast and get to work a little after 8.