The initial hour of waking up if the most integral to setting the stage for a productive day.
Likewise the first 5 minutes of waking sets the stage for the next hour.
And the first 5 seconds sets the stage for the next 5 minutes.
I have spoken about my concept of momentum and my intention to cultivate a state which I believe allows for sustainable productivity throughout the day.
This focus on momentum has lead me to developing the following routines:
Wake Up Routine
➡️ First time you wake up, open your eyes straight away.
➡️ Hydrate | Drink 500ml of water – Also wakes you up.
➡️ Get out of bed and make bed.
➡️ Move your body | Go for a 5 min walk, do yoga or running.
▶️ Direction Planning
▶️ Calendar Setting
▶️ Spatial Awareness
Direction Planning: Make a list of all your tasks, their duration, certainty, date opened, date due, date closed
Calendar Setting: Transfer your tasks into your calendar and plan your day
Spatial Awareness: Follow my technique for being aware of your space and kick starting your momentum for the day Youtube video here.
After incorporating these strategies into my day, a basic morning would look something like this: