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PeterL

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I usually wake up at 6 a.m. every day. as soon as i leave my bed, i eat my breakfast and then i get ready to go to work.
I always try to get to work before 8 a.m. even though I'm self-employed.
 
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With a family, nighttime routines change daily so my alarm goes on 8 hours from bedtime.

I jot down a to-do list each night for the next day, based on my weekend overviews for the week.

In the morning I’ll do these:
  • Have a 16 oz glass of water, then hot tea (usually Matcha or Pu’erh tea; coffee for weekends).
  • Surya Namaskar (the sun salutation yoga sequence, which re-energized my flexibility like nothing else has)
  • Wake up youngest for school.
  • Go through my to-do list for the day.
  • Yell at youngest as she is getting late.
  • Work for at least 30 min on my Fastlane personal business.
  • Try not to screech at youngest for being late for school again.
  • Deep breathing

If there is time before the day job, then journaling.

If not, it’s straight into the day job.

In between work emails or waiting for responses, I’ll:
  • Meditate
  • Listen to motivational audios
(Workouts are around lunch)
 

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I invented a little ritual that seems to work for me. I keep it in my back pocket for days when I need it.

I take a hot shower and start smiling even though I don’t feel happy. I don’t try to think happy thoughts, I just do the facial expression. After a few minutes, I generally start feeling genuinely happy. Then I slowly turn the water cold. I don’t do a cold shower, just cold enough to get a kick. It reminds me that it feels great to be alive.
 

Black_Mamba_427

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Far from ideal my current routine, but:

Wake up around 6:30am
Go through To-Do lists for the day whilst having 2 cups of coffee
Respond to emails/messages etc / read book or F*ck around online
Take dog out for a walk around 8am (usually 4-6miles)
Come back / breakfast
Leave for the gym (weights)

Then work from 2pm-10pm
 
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I don't wake up so early for the sake of *the hustle.* I wake up this early because I'm a vampire.

But seriously... if I don't wake up so early, I won't have enough time to write or go for a walk before my daughter wakes up. Once she's awake, it's hard to concentrate on writing. Plus, I don't like to go for a walk in the daylight because... vampire.
Nearly like my son. Vampire, too.
 

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Depends on what’s coming.
When my wife is at home, we have coffee while laying patience cards. When possible since 25 years. Thats the main ritual.

When I wake up alone, coffee and sitting anywhere, thinking about the problems, dreams or whatever.
Than start either working, or gym, or sports.
But for working, I mostly like a quick start: I make coffee, take it into the car and enjoy driving while drinking or drinking while driving to the next customer.

What abouttime: mostly make up at about 7 to 8 am. I don’t like alarms. Had the kids for that, when they were small ;)
 

kimchey44

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Thanks for all the responses guys. It's been a pleasure reading them. I am self made and live a busy life with a few businesses and a number of investments some involving time from me, and others more passive.

My morning routine:

5:00am I am up. Drink 700ml of water. 5:30am stretching. 6:00am I workout at F45. Come home, drink another 700ml of water and then slowly go over my to-do list for the day, setup prior days.

8:30am Breakfast

9:30am I'm working

I've been using a moleskine for years and one habit I love is when I'm flying I take time to review it and plan ahead. When I have to fly it's always first thing in the morning.

I have a hard time getting to sleep early however. My wife is a bit of a night owl. I would like to hit the bed at 10pm, but most nights it's 10:30pm. Realistically I should be sleeping by 9:00pm.
 
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If you listen to the gurus, you'll spend so much time preparing to be productive that you'll never get around to actually being productive :rofl:

I plan my day the night before. I wake up, take a 10-15 minute walk to get my brain working, then coffee and get to work on whatever creative task needs to be done, usually whatever I'm composing. I set my alarm for 8am, but usually get up around 6-7am.

By focussing on measurable productive work first thing, I'm getting a ton of music written and practice done.
 

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I wake up when my 3-year old son decides to wake me up.
Remember how much I hated working for the man.
Get to work.
 
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