How To Make a Morning Routine

Morning routines are awesome. Do you know how I know this? Because I read about them all the time. People always talking about the morning routines of various famous and successful and famously-successful people. It’s obvious to the enlightened among us that if you want to accomplish anything in this life, then you need a morning routine.

I’m going to help you.

Here are the 6 steps to building a killer morning routine:

  1. read everything you can about morning routines.
  2. pick your favorite heroes from history and read their biographies—make sure you read biographies from 2 or 3 different authors. This is going to provide the right kind of motivation. If you can’t picture the day-to-day details of your heroes, you’ll never become like them.
  3. Wake up 30 minutes earlier than you already do. I’m going to assume that you’re already waking up at 5, because that’s what most successful people are already doing, but now you should wake up at 4:30 because, what’s an extra half hour??
  4. Now, start writing. They say you’re more creative in the morning hours, so start writing. You don’t have anything to say? Doesn’t matter. Start writing. Why do you think I write. My writing is shit, and there you are reading it. You could be writing but you’re not, you’re reading crappy writing. So stop doing that and start writing.
  5. Work out. Do you think you’d have more to write about if you were to workout first and then write? Yeah, that’s actually what works for me, but you won’t really see that advice anywhere, so your hunches are probably wrong. Sorry.
  6. Drink coffee. Now that you have coffee in your system you can lose yourself in an endless stream of email and texts and slacks.
  7. Bonus: don’t forget to be mindful throughout the day. Meditation matters, my friends.

Note: this post was written on a friday afternoon. It was supposed to be a much different post. Also, in case you were wondering, my aspirational morning routine is: Wake Wrun Write. Run is spelled wrun, because it’s more fun to have 3 W’s. I rarely follow that. I have, however, been pretty successful at taking cold showers over the past few years. Yay me.