Morning routine

Manimal (@manimal) 10 years, 6 months ago

Let’s talk about morning routines. A good morning routine is a key habit of a master. How you begin your day determines how the rest of the day goes. A great morning routine leaves you feeling grounded, refreshed and focused. A great life begins with a great morning. My routine is:

7:00 Wake up. Make breakfast, an awesome smoothie with almonds, coconut milk, blueberries, various other berries, hempseed, protein powder and some other stuff.

7:15 Take care of oral hygiene, shave and pick out some clothes.

7:30 Tibetan rites, 6×21, followed by ~15 minutes of meditation. After that I go out for a run, and then take a cold shower.

8:30 Review my goals and set the coordinates for my day.

It makes it very easy to stay on the right track, and it totally removes all wasted days from my life.

What’s your morning routine? And why? Let’s discuss the shit out of this stuff.

November 24, 2011 at 1:59 am

Wake up
Drink a fuckton of water
Go do shit

Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Ah, the simple classic. Nice.

Renee (71)C (@themorning) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Wake up around 7:30, brush teeth, walk or usually run my dog for 15-40 minutes, oftentimes stopping at the park for 15 minutes of meditation, coffee and breakfast, computer things such as currently job searching, writing, discussing on here. Then I get a shower and get dressed, at this point its time for another walk with the dog and then going to do whatever I have planned for the day, which always involved walking a decent distance. I love using my feet for commuting.

I like my morning routine, though I think I could benefit from a more solid daily meditation practice and review of things I’m working on. No matter what, I’ve got to enjoy much of the morning outside. It’s my favorite time of day.

conglistedsoldier (18) (@mumbojumbo63) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Wake up around 7-10, depending on the night before. Drink a ton of water and eat some nuts, eggs, meat – something healthy and tasty. Shower. Do a little bit of work before I check facebook, twitter, high existence… Do a bunch of pushups usually. I don’t really have a strict morning routine because I like to change things up. I get bored of doing the same things all the time. I guess you could say my morning routine is wake up early, eat healthy, do productive things and try to think of new things I can do for the day and or week.

Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Very Similar to Manimal’s routine.

Wake up

Tibetan Rites followed by a 10 minute quiet meditation

Cold shower

Veggie and Fruit smoothie

Brush teeth

Get dressed

Renee (71)C (@themorning) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Could one of you explain Tibetan Rites?

James (18) (@jameslarson13) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

okay so i looked up tibetan rites. sounds good. whats the 6×21 though?

conglistedsoldier (18) (@mumbojumbo63) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Yeah, I’m interested. Might start doing that if it is awesome enough for my HEthen friends to do.

John OMallen (15) (@omallen) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Wake up- 6:30
Drink thick coffee
Check computer notifications and mail
Blast music of today’s general mood
School to eat
School -7:45

James (18) (@jameslarson13) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

this is what i came up with for tibetan rites

FindYourGreatness (345)C (@jpete011) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I’m definitely not a morning person so all I normally do is make a healthy breakfast (usually two eggs and toast), maybe check email, and then go. But then after work (when I start my job in january) I’ll go to the gym, get food for dinner, then chill/reflect on the day, talk to roommates, work on goals, track my progress, etc.
Is it okay to not have an excellent morning routine if I hate mornings and am much more productive after work and at night?

John OMallen (15) (@omallen) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

What’s the point/focus of Tibetan rites?

Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

One of the good explanations of the Rites I found.

Anonymous (6) (@) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

5:00 – Drink raw vegan smoothie, turn on some Ella Fitzgerald, meditate, Tibetan rites
5:30 – Elliptical machine
6:00 – Pilates
7:00 – read, write, contemplate
9:00 – Bikram yoga
take a cold ass shower

jm (23) (@kkylekittell24) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

No morning routine at all. Whatever happens, happens

Ka (308) (@kaciula) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

My day starts at 7:30.

Wake up, brush teeth, wash face


15min Meditation

Work on computer until 12 and then have breakfast (usually big omelette with real eggs from healthy chickens)

Alex (141)M (@alexishungry) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

7:00 – Alarm goes off, snooze
7:10 – Alarm goes off, snooze
7:20 – Alarm goes off, have a suspenseful mental battle with myself to actually get up.
7:23—7:28 – Put on clothes, stumble to bathroom, quickly wash face and brush teeth
7:29—7:37 – Grab peanut butter & jelly sandwich and eat in car on way to high school. Rush to get to class before 7:40.
God, I wish my morning was like yours. Please tell me how I can get up earlier.

Magan (0) (@maganiscool) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I don’t have a morning routine. Generally I don’t wake up until after noon and even then my ‘routine’ consists of showering, teeth brushing, and grabbing clothes and leaving. Usually skipping food, but occasionally grabbing something on the go (usually junk). Needless to say, I feel like crap all day. I don’t tend to fall asleep until the sun starts rising. Any tips on starting a healthier routine?

stonedragon (143) (@stonedragon21) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

wake up and remeber my dreams.write them down.
i wake up when i wake up.
do sun gazing, as the sun shines in on my face in my bed in the window.
at least 5 min of squinting into the sun is amazing for the health in early morning.
then what ever speaks to me i completeltly spontaneous and fresh!
i could meditate, do yoga, go outside in the garden. talk to the dogs and cats.
check my emails.
eat some musli, fresh fruit and yogurt
the tibetan rites are right on. i have been doing them for years.
they rock guys. do them.
manimal is great. what a tremendous program !!
inspires me!
in fact all you guys inspire the heck out of me.

Monikah W (2) (@mondeezie) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Wake up after hitting snooze about 3 times…

Shower (every second morning)

Choose clothes, prepare the face (haha), ect.

Pack some food for the day

Eat a filling breakfast of oatmeal with a mashed banana, wheat germ, flax seeds and bee pollen.


Check websites and blogs

Eat yogurt with fruits or bee pollen.

Brush teeth

Head out to catch my bus to work or enjoy the day!


Magan’s post is definitely a good way to see the necessity of a good morning routine.

Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Okay so here’s how it goes.
Gf’s phone alarm goes off at 7:30-8:00 – whatever I decide while laying in bed the night before. Gf gets out of bed to shut off alarm. Roll around in bed til 8:15 (class is in 15 minutes). 8:20 leave bedroom and boil tea pot. Take a piss. Drink some water. Drink either tea or coffee. Check facebook. Play a song through computer speakers. Walk around my apt drinking my tea/coffee while in stark agreement with my song choice. Smoke a cigarette on my deck, turn to my girlfriend and say: “God damn, need to get to class.” Get dressed. Eat breakfast.

Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

– Amazed how I suddenly got into being.
– Remember dreams
– (optional, depending on time) Yoga 20 min – 2 hours. (Mostly 20 min)
– 30 min – 2 hour meditation. (Mostly 30 min, 1 hour)
– Cold shower
– No breakfast, I don’t eat untill 5 pm. Fasting is awesome.
– 2-3 times a week I run 5-15km.

These things aren’t fixed since I live together with my girlfriend and have a busy work/social schedule aswell.

Morning routine is a must tho.

Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I have been long interested in correcting my morning habits. I have a deep psychological tendency and/or desire to stay up late, until I feel I have reached my satisfaction for the day. Any tips on how to counter this?

Mathew Tukua (4) (@metuk) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

7:00 Wake/Breakfast
7:45 Visualize
8:00 Run/Workout
9:00 Cold Shower
9:10 Let the Dece begin

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