How to have a morning routine (and why you should)

I’ve banged on about the importance of a morning routine before. And I’ve shared my own routine. I’m not alone when it comes to religiously sticking to a morning schedule. The creatives and entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed across the globe over the years all have one. And stick to it.

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Likewise on website Intrigued by morning routines and how living by them leads to success, these guys have interviewed 161 professionals about their morning rituals. Looking through the stats on their site, and the people I’ve spoken with, the same three things rate highest:

  • 50% of interviewees drink water
  • 78% exercise
  • 69% meditate

Drinking water

The average waking time of all interviewees is 6:38 am. And about half of them have a glass of water as their first drink.

I do the same.

I drink about 1-2 litres of warm water with fresh lemon juice. Sometimes with a dash of apple cider vinegar. Why? Drinking water on waking helps detox the liver and boosts your metabolism, making it easier for your body to digest your breakfast.


They say if there’s one thing successful people have in common, it’s their morning exercise. Barack Obama,

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