What morning ritual helps you kickstart your day?

João Gonçalves
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Could be anything, like what you make for breakfast, listening to music, meditation, etc... Share what makes you feel good/focused/energized at the start of every morning!

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I love pizza related products
I'll said it, as cliché as it might be: coffee ☕
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@pizzachannelbot Totally! Personally, I don't take my coffee in the morning so much as "when I need it", but it is hard to find something to substitute it
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Working on houses and code
Meditation, journaling, caltra.co
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@chiefzenofficer I find that meditation is the best solution to getting focused. I've tried actually forcing myself to go without my phone and a few other things in order to avoid distractions, but in the end simply taking a few minutes out of the beginning of the day, ironically, is what makes me get that time (and some more) back as the day progresses
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Working on houses and code
@internet_johnny Have been getting in the habit of leaving it on Airplane mode from sun down, till after my morning routine is over. Also, great book I've been reading along these lines - Make Time https://maketime.blog/
PM@MSFT - Bottle Flip 2k16 Creator
My favourite life hack: Wake up energized every morning by setting your alarm to go off 30 minutes early so that you can take a caffeine pill and go back to sleep. I used to HATE mornings. Now I just hate mornings :) This is basically the "have a cup a coffee before your power nap and wake up refreshed" idea except applied to the morning.
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@justinonthelam First time hearing about this, definitely interesting
Working on houses and code
@justinonthelam I chug a huge glass of water right before bed - The urge to not piss the bed is strong!
cool music ans sometimes chating with friends on the social media usuall makes my day special
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Founder of Beyond
Get good sleep 😴, hydrate well, do some short exercise 🏃🏽‍♂️ have healthy breakfast 🥑, and only then drink coffee ☕️. In that order! 🚀 Actually I totally revamped my morning ritual after reading the book 'Own the day, own your life', and that is mine.
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Founder of Devero maker builder designer
Wake up at 4:30, do a calisthenics workout, do 30-minute meditation, take cold shower, have a HUGE breakfast (omad :)). Repeat 7 days a week.
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Founder & CEO of Denhard Media
As a morning person I look forward to the walk, putting on a new podcast and getting myself set for the day ahead. I have my breakfast, a coffee and plan out the day ahead and prioritise. All about the prep and planning
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Founder, CoCampus
What I have observed is that Its actually getting into the schedule (not just a morning routine). Here's the schedule I try to follow - Wake up between 4-5 am. No Alarms. - Respond to emails, messages, etc. and list down important tasks I need to finish. Usually it's a mental note, but I've found that I get more down when I write them down. Tech Twitter is very active around that time as its the evening in Silicon Valley so I spend some time on twitter too. - Then I take my puppy for a morning walk and listen to a good podcast while I'm at it - Fresh air and Motivation - A quick shower followed by breakfast. - I start work latest by 8 am and work till around 6-7 pm with a small lunch break in between. I'm able to stick to it around 70% of the time.
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@raghav_arora you're not the only one referrencing waking up early. It intrigues me a lot, and I think I might give it a shot. Why do you think it helps though? And how early do you go to bed in order to wake up a that hour without the help of an alarm?
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Founder, CoCampus
@internet_johnny My experience is that its difficult to work after 7pm - you feel like going out for dinner, hanging out with friends, watching a movie with your family or even just passing time on youtube / twitter. So regardless of when you start, you would be tempted to stop by 7pm. You could continue working at night, but the fact is that our mind isn't as functional in the night than it is in the morning. About the alarm - First, it's much more easier to wake up before sunrise than it is afterwards. Second, since my day starts very early in the morning, I don't mind oversleeping. If I need more rest, so be it. If you think about it, I can overshoot by 4 hours and still won't be late for any morning appointments. No risks there. I start to feel sleepy around 8 and in bed by 9. An added benefit is that I'm too tired in the evening so I don't go out unless I really really really want to.
Co-founder of datacy
telegram+slack+email+coffee+granola
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Founder, CoCampus
@paroma I love granola
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I make a latte and a thick smoothie bowl for breakfast - which is like meditation for me. Then I enjoy them over my fav newsletters and bookmarks and lo-fi playlist. It's so blissful :)
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A cup of tea and music :)
Wake up at 0600, water, vitamins, coffee, yogurt with berries and nuts and some music. Nowadays I ditched the bike commuted and walk to my office (30 min). Then off to the gym with a nice audiobook. I don't read any messages before sitting down at my desk at 0900. For me, that has been the biggest destresser, the human mind is not made to read a request for our time, and then shelve it. If you read it, it's active.
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@coen_brasser Definitely gonna try this. Offline until I start work ✋
UI/UX Designer and many other things
I'm a simple man. I wake up and say "oh ok, let's go... 1-2-3!" to myself and jump out of the bed.
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@yigitpinarbasi I dont know why but this reply cracked me up. Not to say I dont empathise with it, because I totally do! Sometimes it feels like there's two of me 👼😈 and you really need a strategy like this to make one of them "win"
Morning person: 30-min lower back exercises every day, followed by either weightlifting in the gym or some rowing. Feel like superman before stepping into the office!
Play on my SONOS
Machine Learning | Neuroscience
Drinking lots of water, going to the washroom, meditating, having a heavy breakfast and listening to a podcast
Product Designer
* 💧 Drink one glass of water * 🚿 Take cold shower * 🧘🏻‍♀️ Meditate * 🛏 Make my bed * 🔮 Draw a tarot card * 📬 Check email & Feedly * 💀 Read an obituary * 🎵 Play my morning playlist * 📝 Review my daily priority * 💼 Walk to work
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@liching_hoe the obit routine is quite unique. i'm sure that can be a great reminder/motivator
Co-founder of GrindZero
Coffee (2 cups) and laptop in bed for at least an hour.
Sr Software engineer
The first thing I do when I wake up is to grab one or two cup.s of water. Then, I try to not consume my smartphone notifications. Best practice is to start journaling: write about my thoughts, reflecting my emotions, planing the day. I use Gekri to do so.
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