Morning routines. Everyone’s got one. Maybe you’re smashing your alarm clock and cursing the time while running out the door with a bagel in your hand.
Or maybe you’re waking up all “zen”, heading out for a 90-minute hike followed by some perineum sunning, and becoming one with the universe as you bathe in hemp oil.
Both of those are versions of morning routines, and whether or not you identify with either routine, there is ONE SURE WAY to sabotage your morning:
If you oversleep, you are almost guaranteed to have a rough day.
But having a simple morning routine that includes things like a consistent wake-up time will help you start your day right, every time.
Over the years, I’ve experimented with my morning routine and here are the rules I’ve observed:
- The best morning routines have a high return on investment (ROI)
- A morning routine is imperative to a productive day
- A morning routine sets the focus for your day
- Complexity kills momentum
Rule number four is the reason why, in today’s podcast, I am sharing this stupid-simple morning routine that is guaranteed to give you the best ROI as far as time, while improving your energy and focus without needing a shaman to guide you through it.
It starts with fitness. If you want to be a better leader/entrepreneur/parent/spouse you NEED to start with fitness, and this super simple morning routine has TWO key objectives that start and end with your fitness.
In today’s podcast, I’ll discuss TWO objectives for establishing a simple morning routine that produces results:
- Drink 32 ounces of water within thirty minutes of getting out of bed.
- Do 60 seconds of explosive movements within 30 minutes of waking up. I’m talking about movements like burpees, jump rope, or boxing.
That’s it. Do these two things for a week and tell me you don’t feel better, I dare you.