My Morning Routine - June 2022 Edition

morning routines productivity Jun 01, 2022
My Morning Routine - June 2022 Edition

My morning routine continues to evolve. And so I thought it was time to share what I'm doing today, June 1, 2022.

The last time I talked about my morning routine, I went to bed at nine and got up at five. But due to my wife's changing work schedule, I had to shift that just ever so slightly. Now it's 9:30 pm until 6 am, and I'm still getting at least seven hours of sleep like I should, seven days a week.

I know only set my Apple Watch alarm (for 6 am) on Sunday mornings for Bible study and church. However, I rarely need this to wake me up because I get up every day by or before 6 am.

The first thing I get out of bed and then make it, followed by my turning on all the lights in my bedroom.

Because it gets light so early here in Houston, Texas, I grab my Bible and journal and head outside (weather permitting, of course) and read and write my goals and targets for the day while grounding, which prepares me for my daily run. (I've run at least one mile every day since August 29, 2017.) 

If you're not familiar with grounding, it is when you put your bare feet on the ground. The ground can be grass, dirt, or sand. Being barefoot in your house on carpet or outside on carpet doesn't work. This is supposed to reduce inflammation naturally, and I've not taken any anti-inflammatory drugs in over two months! Find out more about grounding (also known as earthing) here.

I'm also using Duolingo to learn French or Spanish (I alternate every few months). I'll do my lessons while grounding.

I prefer to run outside, but if it's raining, I will do my run in my house (gotta keep that streak alive!).

Before I head out on my run, the last thing I do is create a video (less than 60-seconds) and post it on social media.

Then, I lace up my running shoes, grab my AirPod Pros and keys and head out on my daily run. I have a cellular Apple Watch, so I don't bring my iPhone. I run between 2 and 3 miles (less if I'm pressed for time or not feeling it that day...but ALWAYS at least one mile).

When I return from my run, I ground again while updating my run on Strava (the app I use to track my runs) and share it on social media.

After this, I make my organic smoothie for breakfast. Usual ingredients include banana, flaxseeds, spinach, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower, cherries, blueberries, and peaches. I also consume my daily supplement regiment of vitamin D3, 5-MTHF, I-Methionine, and a multivitamin from PureGenomics.

Then it's off to the shower and then start my day. As a solopreneur, I have chosen my office hours from 9 am to 5 pm. 

You need to figure out what morning routine works for you. There is no perfect morning routine. I know many people out there say, "my morning routine is the best," but you need to create a morning routine that is the best for you.

You have a morning routine. Even if you don't think you do, it may be discombobulated. But you do have a morning routine. What is it? Take time to write it out.

Think about how you can set yourself up for success for a super productive day by creating your very own morning routine that will serve you. It should be something that you know is going to benefit you. Your morning routine is more important than breakfast, and it's the most critical time of your day. It sets your day up for success. People who have morning routines established and do them are way more productive and successful than those who wing it.

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