Sup RET fam,
Hope you guys are doing all good and are still sane throughout this lockdown period 🖕🏼. Not sure is this has been discussed yet but i wanted to tell you guys my opinion about morning routines and how I find them very significant in the starting my day off right and also wanted to find out what you guys know about it and how I can learn from you guys.
What I do and know:
I feel that my morning routine for a good day is essential if I want to have a good and productive day. I try and make things a habit and make sure that I’m trying to be consistent with all of the things I need to do that morning to get me started for the day. I’ve heard mo mention it before, about making your bed in the morning. And I try and make this one of my main structures of the routines and a good indicator of how my day is going to turn out if that bed hasn’t been made. I’m sure you have seen this video about the navy seal and making the bed but if not check it / I also try and make reading one of the first things I do after eating and making sure I’m getting the important things done first.
I want to know what you guy know and advise and tips you guys have about your morning routines.
Cheers lads 🤙🏼
Yo William hope your doing good yourself mate,
In terms of routine this year it’s something that I have made a staple to ensure I’m getting the most out of each day. I started of by getting a journal, in this I will start of the day by writing out 3 things I’m grateful for, my non negotiables for the day and other tasks, I’ll also note how I’m feeling throughout the day so if I do have a bad day I can try figure out what lead to this. With the non negotiables these are things I have to do that day that ensure I’m getting closer to the goals I have achieved for the year, the other tasks might be small things that can give benefit but not the end of the world if I don’t get done e.g. planning the day after.
When starting off my routine I want to make sure the task I want to do the least is what I tackle first, below is what one of my days look like (Keep in mind I work night shifts so don’t be doing these stupid hours LMFAO)
2am – Weigh in, Morning stretching, MP posing practice, Meditate
330am-11am – Work
1130am-1pm – PT course revision/learning
2pm – Lunch
215pm-3pm – PT course revision/learning
3pm – Workout
4pm – Dinner
430pm – 6pm – PT course revision/learning
6pm- Wind down for bed read for 30
As you can see my routine is heavily orientated on finishing my PT course at the moment, as this is my number one priority over everything at the moment, but of course this can be adjusted to fit your goals and needs.
I definitely think routine is extremely important for getting stuff done if you have a lot of goals, it also makes you feel like a beast, also make sure you set yourself small wins throughout the day e.g. 10 k steps hit or meditating for 10 mins (this gives you a sense of accomplishment and is more likely to make sure your on track). Obviously take this with a pinch of salt and don’t beat yourself up if everyday isn’t perfect.
For anyone reading I seriously recommend getting into a routine especially in these weird times, it keeps you motivated and gives you a good sense of accomplishment each day and ensures your getting some of that sweet sweet dopamine release.
Hope this helps 🙂
Yh gotta say that some crazy hours you’re doing 😂😂, cheers for the advice Lou some valuable shit
For me I never really saw the benefit of a morning routine… Then I implemented one and christ do I wish I did it sooner! Having set time in the morning to get a few little wins and take some time to work on my goals is key!
For me I wake up at 6am, make my bed for an easy 1st win, take a shower and get dressed (working my way back ups to exclusively cold showers after some time away), meditate for 10-20 minutes (I use Sam Harris’ Waking Up App personally) and then read for around 30 minutes. Dependent on my working pattern that week I will either go for a walk, spend some time working on tasks towards my goals or plan out my day if I didn’t do it the night before.
Currently adopting a loose version of intermittent fasting so no food until approx 11am or later, but I’m not too strict on that if I am hungry, I just naturally don’t eat until around lunch time most days now.
Personally I would suggest using this first two hours to box off as many of the non negotiable tasks for your day, whether that’s exercise, reading, meditating or something more specific that is geared toward s a goal of yours such as if your goal is starting a YouTube channel spending time learning to edit or if you want to get into music learning to produce tracks etc.
I use an app called streaks as a habit tracker, and there’s something really satisfying about ticking off 90% of my habits before most people would wake up!