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  • [email protected]

    January 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm


    I am just starting out here at UM, and I am finding incorporating the morning ritual a bit difficult when I first wake up at work. I live at work while I am working, roughly 6 weeks at a time, and I have 8 hours at night before my shift starts in the morning. I have been getting up 40min early to start incorporating my morning ritual, which doesn’t feel like enough time to accomplish it and still have time to make coffee and the relieve the watch on time. So my question is, is it as effective to start with part of the morning ritual, relieve the watch and then continue my morning ritual afterwards, or is that disruptive of the process?

  • Brad

    January 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Something is better than nothing. Fit in what you are able when you are able.

  • [email protected]

    January 15, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Roger that, Thank you for the support!

  • Eric H

    March 29, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I too work in shiftwork and occasionally encounter distractions. I attempt to the best of my ability to complete the ritual, however, in some cases if I have to move fast or get pressed on time. I try to get the basics in, (Gratitude, water, box breathing, movement practice, meditation, review plan of attack for the day!) I can get this in sub twenty minutes if I have to. like Brad said, something is better then nothing. At least go through the motions if all else fails.

  • [email protected]

    April 1, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks man, I have found drinking water, gratitude practice, and box breathing is reasonable to accomplish. Then watch change is a fairly quick transition, after which doing more breath work and movement is easily accomplished.

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