Here is my morning routine that I came up with on November 4, 2020:
take pills and vitamins
read news, check calendar, check weather
shower, shave, teeth, shampoo
Nine months later, I’d say this routine has served me pretty well.
These days, I don’t actually eat breakfast. I started doing that in an intermittent fasting experiment. The idea was that I wouldn’t eat my first meal until around noon. And, I’d basically just have lunch and dinner: two meals a day with a protein shake here or there. The idea was that I wanted to lose some weight. It worked. That’s a very easy way to lose some pounds I’ve found. Of course, that presumes that you’ve already cleaned-up your eating and have your exercise and sleep wired.
The meditation: I’ve been doing that for years. I can’t imagine not doing morning meditation.
I used to walk around the neighborhood but I now go do that at the gym on the treadmill and around the gymnasium. I don’t do much stretching in the morning anymore because I felt that the stretching was actually getting me sore. I may have to rethink that.
As far as the shower, shave, teeth and shampoo…the only new thing there is I just started doing some Rogaine minoxidil every morning.
Check email: a necessary evil of the modern era!
I should add make bed and straighten living area to this list because that’s also an important thing I do in the morning.
So, that’s what I do every morning. I feel like it’s served me well in a productivity/constructive sense…but, really…it’s just a way to get the day off to a good start.
Did I leave anything important out that you can think of?
If so, please leave it in the comments or also your morning routine.
I’d be curious to hear!