Monday, January 18, 2016

Coffee, Classical Music, and Creative Writing

Well, I'm happy to report that the first week into my new routine was a success!

I set my alarm for 5am each morning and surprised myself by actually being able to roll out of bed (especially considering the temperatures around these parts lately...brrrrr!).

Making sure to set a timer and have my coffee brewing as I woke up was a huge help. So was being in bed by 10 o'clock.

I couldn't believe how productive that hour or so was each morning.

Sitting at my kitchen counter, sipping on a warm cup of coffee and listening to classical music (mainly piano melodies, my favorite), I was able to finish an entire chapter of my novel before Friday even came around.

Usually, a chapter takes me a few least!

What was even cooler was the change in my mood.

I would arrive at work feeling energized and happy—I mean, how could I not? I had started my day doing something I love and am passionate about.

I was also able to enjoy my evenings more fully since my mentality was: Jenna, you've been super productive today! Now, you get to relax. You've earned it! Pour a glass of wine and watch The Goldbergs, girlfriend!


Funny how much smoother things can run and all you can accomplish just by switching up your routine.


  1. Yay!! This makes me soooo happy to hear. Good job! I hope you are rewarding yourself and truly celebrating that. What a feat. Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  2. YAY! I always feel better when I start my mornings early and productive like doing some yoga. I was doing great the first week of the month but last week was rough at work so I gave myself the grace to sleep in.

  3. This is amazing, and so so inspiring! It always blows me away how little changes can impact your day. I'm so happy and proud of you, and I can't wait to read the advanced copy of your book ;) Big hugs!