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Schedule for productive people

A morning routine that'll stick

You’ve done it before: set out to build a morning routine to finally take control of the start of your day.

You made it work the first time: wake up, exercise, meditate, make the bed, read, journal, shower, have breakfast and coffee, get dressed, pack, and head to the office.

You felt accomplished and invigorated, and can’t wait to do it again the next day. Maybe the next day goes well too.

But then… you slip a day. And then you slip again. Things start changing unexpectedly: you’ve gotta hunt for clothes for the dry cleaners one day or that snooze habit’s been creeping back in again. That feeling of accomplishment starts feeling like a distant memory, and you realize you just couldn’t stick to your routine and end up doing other things instead.

It’s almost like you’ve made a routine of breaking your routine!

So here’s a super simple trick that’ll get you on a solid morning routine and stick to it:

Place a glass of water next to your bed right now.

If you’re home, step away from reading this and do it now. If you’re not, make a reminder to yourself to do it first thing when you get home.

When you wake up tomorrow morning, your first task in the morning is to:

Drink that glass of water.

You can drink all of it or take a sip: it doesn’t matter. Your morning routine is to:

Drink that glass of water.

When you go to bed, see that glass of water and (you guessed it):

Drink that glass of water.

Do this every day. Nothing more, nothing less. You’re building a habit and a routine. It starts here. It’s that simple:

Drink that glass of water.

You got this.