The internet is filled with people who swear by one aspect or another of a morning routine. They will recommend that you do THIS before you do anything else:
- Take a cold shower
- Work out
- Go for a run
- Read silently
And so on.
What I’ve realized is that there is a commonality linking all of these things. They require discipline and they get you out of bed. In other words, they aren’t the shitty non-routine that most of us fall into when we lack discipline:
- Wake up and lie there
- Browse social media/news
- Chug coffee and rush to work
That’s the enemy — that mindless, turned-off, morning-on-autopilot thing.
So whatever your bootup sequence IS, it’s just important to have one. A set routine that gets you out of bed and moving into your day.
For the record, mine is:
- Five minutes of joint mobilization (Molding Mobility)
- Reading (Usually philosophy)
- Shower (warm, I can’t do the cold shower thing)
- Tidying up my house while listening to pump-up music
- Out the door
Don’t worry about what it is (and don’t subscribe to fuckarounditis where you’re changing your routine all the time). Just commit, and act.