Work From Home Morning Rituals

Work From Home Morning Rituals

Thanks to Covid, in 2020 I was able to spend a few months doing what I enjoy – working from home. While I like my colleagues and job, I’ve been commuting a long distance for a long time, and I cannot state my over-it-ness. It seems I’ll have to return to on site work when medically approved, but at least for these few months, I found some work from home morning rituals that I’m really going to miss.


Work From Home Morning Rituals


Work From Home Morning Rituals



For the first part of covid, I wasn’t able to move. A broken/not broken foot (the jury is still out) meant that I was limping for weeks. That meant I could watch everyone going for walks but not walk myself. Then limping set off my back injury… which means it was even longer before I got physio approval to exercise again. Usually I’m up so early to commute that exercise before work isn’t an option (I refuse to get up any earlier than I already do), so it has been a nice change to be able to fit it in before I start work. It’s a bonus too – walking before work means my back is a bit looser before I sit at a desk.


Eating Food

Usually I’m up so early I just grab my stuff and leave. I often make food at work before I start for the day and eat it while catching up on emails at my desk. It has been so nice to have the time in my day to eat food, let it go own, relax and just actually like digest things before I do anything for the day. It’s the little things, am I right?



I don’t always have a bath, or read, or read in the bath, but with time in my day not being waste by commuting, this became a possibility. I was able to heat-bathe my back post walk, and read. And basically just be all actually genuinely taken care of before I started work for the day. 


It’s amazing what you can do when you’re not wasting your life commuting.


10 Replies to “Work From Home Morning Rituals”

  1. Glad to hear you’ve been able to work from home and have more time for self-care. Thanks for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare. If you could mention the link-up name somewhere on your blog and link back, I’d greatly appreciate it.

  2. I’ve been “working from home” during Covid-19 too. I put that in parenthesis because by work I mean my blog! It definitely has its positives, like much more time with my pets and time to exercise properly, not just a quick walk with the dog. Visiting from #weekendcoffeeshare. Regards, Christina

  3. I read so much about how people see positives about working from home. It’s not for everyone (I know many people who dislike it too, for various reasons) but I really hope companies will offer employees the possibility to work from home also after the pandemic. It would make it possible for more people to get jobs too, I’ve received some job offers on Linkedin (how genuine those offers were, I have no idea) that I’ve rejected because it doesn’t exist in my world to move to a big city.

  4. It is surprising to learn how the most normal things become a luxury in life’s hustle-bustle. Hope you can keep with all the positive changes the pandemic brought into your life. Even when you start commuting to work again 🙂

  5. I often worked at home before I retired in 2012. Funny enough, being retired, I am quite happy to get up early in the morning. When working I would hate having to get out of bed.

  6. I’ve been full time remote since March of 2020 and I LOVE it. I’ve always wanted to have a remote work option and my company had just implemented it part time before COVID hit. It puts 90 minutes back into my day not commuting (on a good day) and I get SO much done work-wise and home-wise. I fill up my gas tank once a month. It’s been heaven. With all our technology and video chat options, I don’t feel isolated at all. I’m glad it’s been good for you!

  7. So many times an injury in one part of the body throws other parts al out of alignment. We try to compensate and make things worse! I used to love to swim or run before work. I had to get up at 4:30 am to fit it in but to me, that was better than waiting until after work when I was tired. I’m glad it would out better for you now that you are working from home. Silver linings! 🙂

  8. I hear you! I didn’t mind my 40-minute commute and I am a morning person but once lockdown lifted, I kinda enjoyed working from home. Originally it was harder during lockdown because you couldn’t do anything else and living alone meant I didn’t get to see anyone either during the week. So it really sucked. Now, however, with everything functioning as per usual, I’m perfectly happy working from home {except maybe for all the zoom time!} Luckily for me, my workplace already had flexible work options before so it’s likely to continue with maybe one or two days in the office.

  9. That sounds like a dream morning 🙂 I have started to walk to work 6 km, and I feel very good about getting some exercise in every morning. It does make the day better.

  10. I also love working from home because my commute to clients is a long one. So I’m grateful for a much shorter commute 🙂

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