It’s about 6 am. I’ve changed it so that my alarm doesn’t go off, but instead makes my Apple Watch vibrate when it’s time to wake up. This helps me not wake up Madelyn or baby Haven in the morning.
I hit dismiss on my alarm, which prompts my automation to run the “Good Morning” routine. This routine turns on the kitchen lights in the house and the living room lamp which are the main areas I’m getting ready in the morning.
It also sets my focus mode to “Good Morning”, which keeps only the minimal apps I use in the morning (to avoid distractions).
I roll out of bed groggily, taking my Apple Watch off and setting it on the charger since I wore it all night to track my sleep.
I head to the bathroom directly connected to our room. While I’m sitting there waking up, I look at the apps I’ve selected for my morning routine.
I open Weigh In, and log my current weight for the day. This syncs directly with my Apple Health data. I might open the Health app next to review my current health stats and see where I can improve for the day. I then take a look at AutoSleep which gives me stats on my sleep the night before. Finally, I open Chipr, which helps me understand how hard I worked today, how recovered I am today, and how hard I should exercise.
Good, got all caught up on that. Now I jump into the shower, do my hair, and clean myself up. I proceed to the kitchen next to make coffee for myself. I might put in my AirPods now to do some listening to a podcast or YouTube video for my morning learning.
Time to head to work! By this time, it’s been about 45 minutes since I woke up. My Apple Watch is for sure done charging by this time, so I go back to say goodbye to the wife and put it on.
My iPhone will almost always tell me how long it’s going to take me to get to work. While I don’t care, it’s nice to see the government knows where I am… wait…
As I’m driving out of the neighborhood, I tell Siri to “turn off all of the lights”. Sweet, now I’m saving just a little more on electricity.
I get to work and plug in my Macbook to my docking station. I don’t even need to enter the password, my Apple Watch will automatically unlock it.
I put one of my Airpods in my ears and listen to some music to drown out the noise and get focused on what I’m doing. I leave it in my ear almost all day long just because I can seamlessly switch from phone calls on my iPhone to Teams calls on my computer.
I might check my Reminders if I set them earlier in the day on my phone when I wasn’t in front of my computer. I might open Notion, and finish any ideas that synced from my phone.
On top of that, I have my Desktop and Documents backed up to iCloud. When I take screenshots for my job, they instantly sync over to each of the devices so that I always have the files I need on my home or work computer.
If I’m documenting things in Notion, I might need a screenshot from my phone. If I want, I can simply copy anything I was writing on my iPhone and then paste to my Mac.
If I step away from my desk, I never miss a call because my Watch will always notify me that there is a call coming in.
Sitting at my desk, I might want to be left alone so I can focus. If I hit “Do Not Disturb” on my Mac, this applies to my watch, phone and computer simultaneously.
After work, I’ll drive home, attach my iPhone to my Magsafe car mount, stop at the store, and buy groceries with Apple Pay.
Ending the day
When I get back home, I get to come home to bright lights outside my house, because my Homekit is automated to turn on all of the outdoor lights at sunset.
I might be helping make dinner in the kitchen, and I can simply cast my music from my phone to the entire house of HomePods I have installed.
After dinner, I might relax and watch a movie. If I sit on the couch and can’t find the remote, I can just pull up my phone and use the remote app built right in and control the Apple TV. I have my HomeKit speakers as a stereo pair, so my movies sound awesome in Dolby Atmos. I even have my PS5 running through my Homekit speakers.
I’ll often tell Siri it’s “movie time” and it’ll dim the lights and turn on the Apple TV for me in the basement while I’m holding the baby when I have no free hands.
Finally, I’ll jump in bed at the end of the day and tell Siri and my wife “goodnight”. All of my lights are turned off, and I leave my Apple Watch on to track how my sleep is. Here’s to another day, and time to start all over again.
What’s the Point?
People will often say that the “walled garden in the Apple ecosystem is really hard to climb out of”. Is that a bad thing? I have found that almost every feature in the ecosystem I use on a day-to-day basis.
It may “seem” expensive on the surface, but many of these items can be very affordable and will LAST you a long time.
I hope the above story helps you see why I love my Apple products, and why I’ve found them helpful throughout my day.
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