I've seen a lot of people talk about their morning routine as being essential for productivity.
The research bears it out. Buffer took a look at the science behind morning routines and found out that self-control is like a muscle. If you can't stick to something you not lose out on your routine, but even your belief that you can follow a routine and be self-disciplined at all.
Steve Jobs used to look into his mirror every morning and ask himself ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’
Buffer co-founder Joel Gascoigne calls his morning routine of waking up at 7 am and going to the gym every day his "most rewarding habit".
Current Apple CEO Tim Cook is sending emails by 4:30 am. A lot of technology leaders are up by then.
I've realized that it is essential to
- Wake up early.
- Get a good breakfast.
- Establish a series of habits that become your morning routine.
My morning routine consists of waking up, meditating for 20 minutes, grabbing some exercise for another 20, then drafting something up to get my juices flowing.
What does your morning routine look like?