Today’s the last day on getting your morning routine setup and dialed in.
(If you haven’t already read parts 1 and 2, check them out below:)
As promised today I’m going to go over some of the mistakes I’ve made and things to keep in mind as you go about getting your morning routine sussed out…
Nothin’ more to say here so I’m just gonna get straight into it:
Getting a decent morning routine setup won’t happen instantly, and even when you do get nice n’ settled, from time to time you will find some things just don’t work any more.
Whatever you do, don’t get attached to anything if it’s no longer serving you. If it makes you feel shitty or drains you, stop doing it.
Don’t continue doing something just because someone else says you should but makes you feel like shit.
I spent many months doing things that depleted massive amounts of energy for the day simply because I didn’t want to “break my routine” or because someone or another considered it a good thing to do.
Remember, the purpose of your MR is to serve you and get you feeling energized and ready a legit day of getting shit dun…
Not to take away all of your energy.
- Keep it light
A good way to think of your morning routine is that it’s a ‘warm up’ for the important things you have to get done for the day.
Don’t think you have to go all out and spend four hours doing everything you can possibly think of…
Keep it relaxed, and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get through it as fast as possible. Don’t stress yourself out over it.
Just as a pro footy player doesn’t give 100% in his warm up, don’t spent all your energy and willpower on your morning routine.
As quick way to test this is to notice how you feel at the end of your routine and ready to start your day; are you feelin’ awake, energized and ready to go? Or stressed, fatigued and ready for a nap?
I’ve been in the latter many times before because I made myself do too much and drained myself for the rest of the day…
- Keep it brief
Continuing on from the above point, don’t use up all your energy and time on the warm up.
Figure out the few things that have the best effect on you, and just focus on them.
Don’t try to start off with everything.
Keep it short and simple.
- Change it up on weekends
Sundays are my day off, so I don’t have any set routine at all.
I basically do whatever I feel like doing in the moment… which at this point in time is typically sleeping in, eating Nutella on toast and then going back to sleep again (yep I’m basically a 12 year old on Sundays).
Saturdays I like to change it up a bit too, as I dedicate my energy on Saturdays to planning and reading self development/stoic philosophy books for a large portion of the day.
As such my routine isn’t as strict, or long as my Mon-Fri “work” routine.
Point is, I’ve found I’m more effective when I go a bit easier on the weekend.
- Add coffee
I do intermittent fasting 6 days a week, so I’m always on the black coffee in the mornings, typically around 1 hour after waking I find is best.
- Start as soon as you get out of bed
Try not to piss-fart around on social media/watching tv etc. before you get moving, this’ll lead to procrastination and will scatter your thoughts before you even get going.
As soon as your feet hit the floor, your morning routine starts.
Get moving ASAP…
So that’s that.
If you’ve been reading my last few emails, you should by now have started getting your morning routine setup and dialed in.
Take what I’ve given you and run with it, you’ll be amazed at how much more productive you become by starting your day off the right way.
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All the best,
Ryan “Dialed in Morningz” Kuchel
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