Starting a routine

A key to success

I firmly believe that routines help you win. When I think of the time I’ve been most successful, most focused, and most happy, it’s been when I have been following routines.

Today I started re-started my daily routines. DARREN HARDY inspired me to have a morning and night routine. The reason for that is because those are the only two times when we, you and I, are in FULL CONTROL of our time. So when I wake up I am doing the following.

Morning Routine:

  1. Make my bed.
  2. Stretching. I do this for about one to five minutes.
  3. Drink a cup of water
  4. Do a small lifting workout in the morning. 30 min max.
  5. Ice Cold Shower.
  6. I have breakfast, eggs and avocado, or Protein Shake.
  7. Spend 10 min in meditation. I am doing this standing, eyes closed, and chest puffed out. One minute breathing and focusing. Three minutes of gratitude, Three minutes of my daily purpose, Three minutes of end game goals.
  8. Jam Session. This one is tough and varies because my work schedule is going to be pretty chaotic the next few months. But A jam session, again from Darren Hardy, is an hour to an hour and a half of FOCUSED work, work on my number one priority for the day. Attack it as best as I can.
  9. Smile
  10. Tell myself that “I’m Awesome”

Night Time Routine:

  1. Prepare my apparel for the next day. Including Gym
  2. I check my google Calendar to see what meetings I have.
  3. Make my top three priority list. things I will focus on.
  4. Journal. (for now this is my journal)
  5. Drink a cup of water.
  6. Think of everything I need to be thankful for as I lay in bed.
  7. Set a timer for 6.5 hours. I’ve started adopting a timer vs setting an alarm, because it changes my way of thinking. I view sleep as a task that has an end. So I allow myself to sleep a certain amount of time and no more. Or so that’s my daily goal.

Mid-Day Routine:

The day is always different but I try to really do two things.

  1. Smile as often as I can.
  2. Be Present. (daily three goals)

I hope this helps you in some way. I know that if I keep doing these routines day in and day out, I will ultimately win by default.