The Importance of Your Morning Ritual

Before reading any further, as yourself, “What is my morning ritual?”

I’ve been lucky enough to continue working on my morning ritual for a while now. Lucky enough because I get to wake up. Also lucky enough to living in a society that preaches its’ importance.

Having recently moved into a new home, it’s the perfect time to start something new. So why not my morning ritual? Here’s how it looks so far and I’m not sure how much tweaking I want to do to it.

5:00 am - Alarm goes off, and I wake up slowly

  • I’m a huge fan of the Phillips alarm clock. It lets you wake up and doesn’t deplete your adrenal glands before you even get out of bed. If light doesn’t bother you, however, it also includes an audio option.

5:15 am to 5:45 am - Roll out of bed and make drip coffee

  • Making coffee this way is perfect for my morning ritual. It gets my brain moving early and keeps me focused during the most important time of the day - coffee time.

While Coffee is Brewing - Make my morning “cocktail”

  • This cocktail includes lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and warm water. I do this to kick-start acid production in my gut. This helps reduce heart burn throughout the day.

6:15 - Shower/Get Ready

  • If you were to tell me when I was twelve that I’d be excited to get ready this early, I’d have called you a crazy person. But it’s that Mike Tyson mentality, in a way. I know my opponent (inner critic/self) doesn’t want this or isn’t up doing this, so I view it as a win - especially this early.

6:45 - Make my bed; Out the door

  • I’ve come to realize making my bed is hugely important. I wrote it off for years. I've realized getting into a made bed at night is an amazing feeling. Plus, you’re giving yourself a win super early in the day once it’s made.

7:30 - 7:45 - Commute/Get to Work

  • Pretty standard - stoked if I get to work between this time or earlier

My morning ritual is pretty straight forward. Get up. Hydrate. Coffee. Get ready. Make bed. Out the door. Make no mistake - this has taken years to perfect and it’s not perfect yet by any means. As the years flow by, I’ll have a different and more efficient morning ritual that I can continue to write about.