I woke up at 5 AM with a nasty rumbling in my tummy. I get up and follow what natural biological processes dictate. It looks like it is time for some drugs again. This is definitely not the way to start my day. I go back to bed only to get up more than twice because of the same thing.
Around 7:30 AM I start sending text messages to my team and colleagues,”I cannot make it today.” Honestly, that is something as rare as lightning hitting a human being more than twice (except for this sad chap). This is far from my usual morning.
The usual morning would be:
- Open eyes, shut off the alarm 6:30 AM
- Get up 6:45 AM
- Drink a glass of water. I read that it is supposed to be good for you.
- Do my morning exercises (yes, I do)
- Take a shower
- Get dressed for work
- Have a bite to eat and run out of the door to avoid coming in late for work.
- Repeat same process next day
That sounds like the life of a typical worker, no BS in the morning. Sometimes, I like to believe that I have matured this much.
At around 8:30 AM, I asked one of my teammates if she was already in the office. She said that she was already on her way. Knowing that she lives less than half a kilometer away from the office, I just thought: What a good little growing girl she truly is!
…and then she sent me this message:
“Ginising ako ni ______ ng 6am. Bangon ng 6:30, ligo. Luto. Hugas ng pinggan. Plantsa. Kilay. Hahaha”
Here’s the whole routine:
- 6 AM – boyfriend wake-up call
- 6:30 AM – actual wake up time
- Take a bath
- Cook (breakfast or lunch pack)
- Do dishes
- Iron office clothes
- Do eyebrows (magkilay)
- Repeat the same thing the next day (maybe except on Sundays)
Wow! I guess that’s the true power of a goal-oriented millennial. Do all of that under two hours, with ironing and “kilay” to boot.