Don’t you hate your morning routine? It’s the part of my day that I have really come to disdain. Moving about and getting ready is a slog, and I always find it hard to liven up a bit and get myself mentally prepared for the day.
Not long ago I started listening to the radio whilst showering in the morning. I was amazed to find that this perked me up quite a bit, and quickly got me in a much better mood than I usually am that early in the day. There’s something about music that I find infectious. If the right song is playing then my spirits can be lifted very quickly.
Some stations usually play fairly upbeat songs in the morning, while others don’t so much. Within a short space of time, I was beginning to feel frustrated by my apparent inability to listen to whatever song I wanted to listen to at that moment in time. The radio just wasn’t doing it for me. Somedays I wanted to listen to something ambient, others something funky, and occasionally I’d want to listen to something I was really familiar with so I could easily sing along.
A standard radio station isn’t able to meet all these needs, and I was starting to wonder whether there was a way of listening whatever music I want whilst having my morning shower. I eventually found the answer in the form of a shower speaker that is powered by Bluetooth. Supposedly, you sync these up with a media or cd player, or even your computer via Bluetooth. Obviously once you’ve done this you are able to listen to whatever you like.
This idea was enough to convince me to invest in one. The speaker I went for has a nice sound. I’m not sure how it works exactly, but the moisture from the water hasn’t had the slightest effect on the speaker itself or the quality of the sound it produces.
I have my morning routine down to a tee now. I usually spend around 10 to 15 minutes in the shower, and I like to eat my breakfast before this. Every morning when I wake up, I make my cereal and then come back to my room and sit in front of computer. Whilst I eat my breakfast I also put together a small playlist of three or four songs to listen to whilst i’m in the bathroom. I try to mix and change the songs I listen to each day, which is fun.
Now that I have control over what I listen to, my mornings are filled with joy and I always leave the house in a good mood. This usually has a knock on effect on the day itself. I guess I’ve learnt that starting the day well, will in most cases lead to a good and productive day. It’s all been accomplished by the power of Bluetooth and music.