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The 3 Types of Morning

The Perfect Morning

The Perfect Morning

The Perfect Morning

  1. Wake at 4:00 am.
  2. Wash face.
  3. Study till 5:00 am.
  4. At 5:00 am Read Bible. Read Mass Readings. Meditate.
  5. At 5:30, change into sneakers and workout pants.
  6. Go for morning walk/run.
  7. At 6 am, shower.
  8. At 6:30 am, review work plan for the day.
  9. At. 6:40 am, sit down to “fit-fam” breakfast of oatmeal, boiled eggs and one slice of bread.
  10. At 7:00 am, brew first cup of coffee and start the day with morning meeting.

The Imperfect Morning.

  1. Snooze alarm till 5:15 am.
  2. Wash face.
  3. Read Bible. Read mass readings. Meditate and say a vocal prayer (just in case you don’t get time to say it later.)
  4. At 5:45 change into work out clothes. Notice slight cramp in right part of abdomen. Debate the wisdom of running/walking around till it goes away. Decide to do simple, non-calorie burning stretches.
  5. At 6:00 am, check Whatsapp messages.
  6. At. 6:15, shower.
  7. At 6:50 sit down to breakfast and scoff down (fat-fam!) fried plantain and scrambled eggs to beat the 7 am deadline. Wrap a slice of bread in a serviette to snack on later.
  8. 7:03, dash into morning meeting without having reviewed daily work plan. Invent intelligent answers to questions asked.

The OMG-what-have-I-done Morning.

  1. Wake at 6:45 am!
  2. Dress and gargle mouthwash at the same time. Mentally recite the Our Father.
  3. 6:59 dash into morning meeting. Invent intelligent answers to questions asked.
  4. 8:30 am Do the walk of shame back to accommodation block* for shower.
  5. 8:45 am Return to office armed with a few books so it looks like you forgot a few things earlier. Beg colleague for box of crackers.

What does your perfect morning look like? What does an imperfect morning look like?

*I work and live on a facility. My “office” and living quarters are a 2-minute walk apart.*

p.s. I nominate every blogger who reads this blog to write about their own mornings, too. Please tag me, or link back or something 🙂 Thanks!


  1. Haha love this post! My perfect morning starts at 600am seeing as I have to be out by 7:30. 4 am is early o, chai.

    • Good for you. I am very much a morning person. 4 am is not as bad as it sounds if you sleep before 9 pm. I aim for 9:30 pm latest. But sometimes, my body plays pranks. Lol.

  2. I’m crying here. We all need to write this. Pick someone to continue the chain after you think about it.

    Your OMG morning is very funny. Wish you would tell us the relative statistics of occurrence of each morning type

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  4. As soon as I saw the title, I knew I would love this post! Sleep before 9 p.m.? Ha! If I’m in bed by 11 p.m that’s a huge victory. You’re lucky o. I’m such an owl. Sigh.

    • I can sleep at 9pm because my evening tasks are limited to: eat dinner at 7pm and wash up. I don’t know how I’ll do it when I have kids to take care of. Lol.

  5. Jite says

    Ermm. ..fit – fam breakfast has just a slice of bread…gulps…thought it was 4 . looolllll. Well…at the start of my day shift it’s pretty much perfect morning minus the fit-fam breakfast. ..lol…then it just deteriorates from there…looolllll. ..really well written Ose…love it.thumbs up.

    • Ah! 4 ke? Please. Fit-fam even says no bread. I love bread too much, hence the one slice.
      “…just deteriorates from there” apt description!

  6. Oh what I’ll give to have my apartment and work place just 2 minutes apart from each other 🙁

    • It’s not all it’s cracked up to be… Imagine your boss being able to wake you in the middle of the night. Lol.

  7. ‘Omg-What-Have-I-Done Morning’ Lol! Thats Me this morning right before I came online and found your blog! ..Nice blog use got here by the way!

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