This morning routine will give you superpowers and make you a millionaire instantly
Not really, but you should still have one
Morning routines have been so overdone by productivity-gurus that they’ve become a joke.
But they have a point.
Your morning is the most valuable time of the day. For the great thinkers like Thoreau, its even sacred:
“The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night... All memorable events, I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere.”
You should save your mornings to tackle the hardest problems that face you.
I'm not talking about doing this over and over but every time you find a particularly challenging problem, you should work in quiet solitude to focus your mind until you arrive at the answer. Your afternoon is then much more productive with a solution carefully thought out, rather than an unsolved problem that takes over your day.
Give your own morning routine a try. After you rise, go outside and use nature to awaken your mind. (Find a good place with nature where you can see the complete picture. Avoid too much chaos, so you can sort through your problems.) Prepare for the day by rehearsing how to handle the most challenging problems you’ll be facing. Then, begin tackling the problems one by one. Don’t try solving in one sitting the problems that you have amassed – build momentum over a period of hours or days solving them. Leave homework for later. Your mind is fresh! Take fair problems with you and go over a mental model until you unlock the solution, then make the solution concrete. If during regular work the same problem emerges, bring back your mental models so you can solve it quickly.
To find your own solution, keep with it until you find a solution, and make sure you understand clearly how you got to the solution.
In essence, you’re getting a jump on your day to have an easier time juggling the tasks you have for the rest of the day. It also makes for a fuller day the next morning when you begin fresh.