Googling morning routines will give you articles from the New York Times, videos from Tim Ferriss, and other content from the great leadership and thought gurus of our time. Morning routines are important, and I have been doing the same one for close to 13 years. I wake up at 5am, read 10 pages, meditate for at least 10 minutes, and then I do mobility, core work, or yoga. Seven days a week- that is how I get my day started. It roughly takes an hour, and I go into each day feeling focused, ready and genuinely like a badass because I know most people do not have that kind of discipline.
Is that kind of routine for everyone? NO WAY! However, some kind of specific behaviors that start your day ARE for everyone. It’s a necessity to take care of yourself and to start your day off with positive energy. It releases the dopamine that will put you in a euphoric state... as opposed to doing what some people do like waking up late and grabbing toast and coffee while running out the door all scattered.
If you do not have a morning routine, start by stimulating your mind and body at some level. You can take 20 minutes, if you’re intentional, and completely change your day. HERE is a 5 minute video from Tim Ferriss giving some insight into morning routines from his interviews for his new book.
Again, if you do not already have a morning routine, start one! Enjoy the process of discovery. If you do have one, we would love to hear what you are doing and how it shapes your day/life?
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