What I do every morning and why
You read that right. My morning routine lasts 4 solid hours, sometimes longer.
Why does it take so long and what could I possibly be doing, you ask?
Simply put, there is a lot I need to do to ground myself and set myself up a successful day.
This is what I do every morning:
It adds up to just under 4 hours.
Here is the purpose of each habit in my morning routine:
- Make my bed: To have a clean bed to go to sleep in at night
- Check my weight: Keep an eye on my weight to ensure I am eating enough, staying healthy, and tracking fitness progress
- Drink water: Rehydrate my body
- Log my time: Correct my Smarter Time timeline so my time tracking is accurate
- Write in my journal: ‘Journal’ my Remente daily goals to keep track of them and give myself an early win for the day
- Meditate: Relax, open my mind, and practice awareness
- Coffee: Kickstart my mind for the day
- Think about my purpose: Remind myself of the ‘why’ that is fueling my work and stay aligned with my purpose
- Deep work: Accomplish 30 minutes of deep, uninterrupted work for the day
- Eat a great breakfast: Nourish my body and give it fuel
- Take vitamins: Stay healthy
- Exercise: Improve my body
- Shower: Freshen myself and be comfortable
- Groom myself: Take care of my appearance
The sequence of habits is just as important as the habits themselves, and I designed it with careful intention.
I check my weight before drinking water to get a consistent measurement.
I meditate before drinking coffee to be more relaxed during the session.
I think about my purpose right before doing my deep work to prime my session.
Sometimes my morning routine will end up being more than 4 hours because I will keep going with my deep work for more than 30 minutes if I am in a state of flow.
It seems like a lot.
But by the end, I have worked out, accomplished 30 minutes of deep work, and meditated; I have nourished my body, mind, and spirit — all by 9 a.m.
It is somewhat of a paradox that I wake up earlier than most people, yet start working later.
But it is a paradox I am happy living with.