Tony Robbins’ Morning Routine

Stephanie Postles
Nov 21, 2015 · 5 min read

Tony Robbins’ Morning Routine

Tony calls his routine “priming,” and does it whether he has an hour, thirty minutes, or even five minutes. It doesn’t matter what time it is or where he is, he makes sure to do it every morning.

  • Takes time for gratitude for three things
  • Mediation practice where he focuses on spirituality, or for him, “Feeling the presence of God”
  • Thinks about his “Three to Thrive”
  • Immediately start yoga/stretching/ or a workout. Yoga is impossible unless you make sure you’re feeling grateful and present in the moment. The second you let in worry, doubt, or anger, the practice deteriorates. It’s an exercise practice that provides the stakes and incentives to be present, aware, and grateful.
  • Make sure to complete at least a few minutes of shavasana after the workout. Now if you’re like me, you probably are doing the yoga routine and then it gets to shavasana and you hop right up and determine that the practice is officially complete. “Thanks for the yoga video, now I’ll just sit here and watch you lay on the yoga mat and tell me how important it is to do the same.” For a long time I would just skip shavasana, and think I had saved an extra 2 minutes. But, I started to realize that sitting or laying quietly with my thoughts is super beneficial. Especially after I have just won a victory for the day (doing yoga!). Why not internalize how great it is that you are sticking to your routine, how wonderful life is, how amazing of a family you have, etc..
  • Then, I do my three most important tasks for the day. The beauty of this step is that if I get these tasks done, they will have the highest impact on my year.

Motivating Myself Each Morning

Now don’t get me wrong.. There are a lot of mornings where I wake up and really don’t want to do this. I give myself every excuse in the world for why I can’t hop into this routine some days. I started to examine the methods I use that allow me to jump right up and into this routine, and the answer was pretty easy– I set up systems the prior night to make sure I do what I’m supposed to. Tony Robbins constantly stresses that setting up systems (for either finances or habits) throughout your life will help make sure you succeed. The key to succeeding is not making yourself choose when your brain isn’t at 100%.

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” — Tony Robbins

A few ways I limit my choices by setting up systems include:

  • I make sure to have the YouTube workout picked out the night before and up on my computer screen. Then, it’s easy to wake up, open my computer, and not have to make any choices about which workout I would like to do. I just tap Play and instantly start what I’m supposed to.
  • Staying at home to work out. If I had to get dressed and drive to the gym and be around other people in the wee hours of the morning, I’m sure I would convince myself out of that routine 9 times out of 10. By being able to wake up and jump right into a workout in my living room, it doesn’t require much thought or preparation (other than the night before when I pick out my workout). But, everyone is different. Some people love going to the gym and being around others for motivation. If you can make it a routine that is easy to jump into and hard to get out of, then I say go for it!

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Stephanie Postles

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