By Doug Brown, LXE
In my life, there's no process that's quite as regimented as the one that starts my day. The alarm clock rings at 5:45 a.m. I hit snooze once, twice, and then rise at 5:59 a.m.
The coffee pot starts brewing (automatically) one minute later, and without going into too great detail, an identical series of steps will ensue for the next 30 minutes, until I turn the key in my ignition at 6:31 a.m. and begin my drive to the office, arriving at 7 a.m. But let's say that I need to meet an important customer for a cup of coffee at 6:45
a.m. one morning. I simply reset the alarm clock 15 minutes earlier, and that's that. I never consider a way to brush my teeth faster or put my shoes right by the door to save time
finding them. My morning routine is set in stone, and
I take for granted that it's as good as it can get.