Getting up and being productive has never been my thing. The time in the restaurant industry molded me into a night Hawk, and then by default a late sleeper and not one of those early morning people that perk up before they open there eyes in the morning.
Not me, ugh where’s my coffee and snooze button.
Being in a tribe of men, I see a lot of success from those that have adapted some form of morning routine to start there day. Coming from all walks of life, I’ve been exposed many awesome examples and ideas to try. There of course is no one blue print that you can follow, each of us is an individual and the routine will differ from person to person.
The biggest thing that I have learned from these awesome examples is that it’s about creating the mindset for a successful day. To mentally prepare for the day ahead, and plan for what you would like to get done for the day. Everything from how I will interact with my children, to what I want to accomplish for the day.
This process (so far this week) has allowed me to be more productive, and effective as a father and man. By investing a few hours into myself in the morning, has paid huge dividends to those around me. This routine will continue to evolve over the next few weeks as I try different things into this routine until I find what truly works for me.
It’s now a routine that I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon, as it’s the perfect way to start the day.