1. Make your bed
    Build momentum + set the tone for the
    day. Your future self will thank you.
  2. Take an “internal shower’
    Drink a full glass of water right away.
    60% of your body is water. Replenish it.

Oh, you think these habits are too basic?
“If more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs. It’s not what you know, it’s what you do consistently.
-Derek Sivers

  1. Jump rope for 2 mins
    This will activate your mind + body.
  2. Step outside
    Jump rope outdoors? Get 2-for-1. A healthy tide of cortisol is released when you step outside at daybreak, allowing you to become more alert.
    You’ll reset your circadian rhythm.
  3. Review your goals
    Remind yourself who you want to be. 14% who have goals are 10x more successful than those without goals. The 3% with written goals are 3x more successful than the 14%.
  4. Read a passage
    Philosophy, religion, etc. I like ‘The Daily Stoic’ by Ryan Holiday.
  5. Water a plant
    Learn to take care of something other than yourself. Pets are great; plants are smaller-scale. All great legacies start small.
  6. Take a 1-2 min cold shower
    Take a regular shower, turn the water cold for the last 1-2 mins. You’ll feel ON.
  7. Send a good morning text
    Gm texts >>>
    Make someone’s day.
  8. Hide your phone
    The best productivity app on your phone is called airplane mode (use it).
  9. Score your day (like a movie) with music
    Music is a powerful mood enhancer. Almost everything is more enjoyable with music, right? So enjoy it.
    My go-to: Hans Zimmer.
  10. Drink water before meals
    Uncomfortable fact: More people die in the U.S. from overfeeding than underfeeding. Drink a glass of water before your meals. You’ll feel fuller (and prevent overeating).
  11. Write down tomorrow’s 3:3:3 plan
    • 3 hours on your most important project
    • 3 shorter tasks
    • 3 maintenance activities
    Defining a “productive day” is crucial. Or else you’ll never be at peace (even with excellent output).
  12. End workday with a shutdown ritual
    Create a short shutdown ritual (hat-tip to Cal Newport). Close your lap, plug in the charger, and spend 2 mins tidying your desk. Then say “shutdown”.
    Separating your life and work is key.
  13. Journal 1 beautiful life moment
    Delicious tacos, presentation you crushed. a moment of inner peace. Write it down. Gratitude programs a mindset of abundance.
  14. Lay out clothes for tomorrow
    Get exercise clothes ready for your 2 mins of jump rope (Habit #3). The best morning routine starts the night before.
  15. Pack healthy snacks
    People are the worst version of themselves when they’re hungry. Fix that; pack healthy snacks for tmrw
  16. Charge your phone outside of reach
    The morning alarm will spring you out of bed. And the day is on.
  17. Do the dishes
    Dirty dishes spill over into other areas of your life + mindset. Bill Gates says dishes are core to his evening routine. It will calm your mind, too.
  18. Practice 4-7-8 breathing
    If you want to fall asleep quickly, try the 4-7-8 Method. The breathing technique will help you alleviate stress and fall asleep fast.
  19. Give your mind an overnight task
    Upon closing your eyes, give your mind a job. “How might I make an extra $1k each month?” Don’t try to solve it then; just release it to your subconscious (which will work on it overnight).

    The all-or-nothing mentality often leads to nothing at all. Today, start small. Pick 2-3 tiny habits from the list. Then stack more. Your tiny habits will compound into big results.