My typical morning routine was to roll out of bed and immediately check emails, social media, and some of my favorite sites. I suspect that this is not the best way to start out a work day, so here is the routine that I am going to try out for the next 7 days. (Starting 27JUL2017).
- Wake Up at 7:00AM
I feel that it is important to get up at a consistent time to develop a baseline routine.
- Freeform stretching for 5 minutes
Get the blood flowing right after waking up.
- Meditate for 30 minutes
Organize your thoughts, clear your mind, reset for the day.
- Shower / Brush Teeth
Stay clean and such
- 25 Push Ups, 25 Crunches, 25 Squats
Stay in marginally decent shape.
- Get Dressed
Put your mind in a mode for work and productivity
- Eat Breakfast
Something to set your hunger aside for a good long while
- Wash Dishes
Having dirty dishes around bugs me. It's also an easy thing to complete and puts you in the mind set that you can accomplish things.
- Read / Reply / Manage Emails
Read, and take care of these, and don't come back to them till the routine is finished
- 2 Hours of Focus work - Listening to classical music
Work on personal projects. Otherwise these are going to sit in your head and bug you at work, because you'd rather be working on them.
- Create a to do list for the remainder of the day
Set reasonable goals for the day. Recognize failed goals from the previous days, and revise them to be more acheivable.
- Read for 30 minutes
This is for fun relaxation, to give your mind a bit of a break.