My Morning Routine

Inspiring morning routines for a productive & enjoyable day

#3 Product of the DayOctober 29, 2014

For over four years now My Morning Routine has published diverse, inspirational, and unique morning routines from bestselling authors, successful entrepreneurs, and inspiring creatives, including Arianna Huffington, M.G. Siegler, and a former Navy SEAL.

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Alright, I'll go first: 5:30am: my alarm goes off. I turn to my phone, swiping through the night's notifications. 5:35am: I launch myself out of bed, hop in the shower shower, get dressed, throw something in my mouth. 6:10am: I arrive at Philz and order a 20oz silken splendor (99% of the time). For the next 2-3 hours I'm tucked in the back corner, slapping the keyboard (mornings are the busiest time of the day for me). Ok, now it's @danielbru's turn to share his morning routine. Go!
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@rrhoover Early morning is where I get a lot of my work done. That is the zone for me. 5:00am Get up, much coffee, get straight into the van and park down by the river. Work on code or design. Total internet ban. 8:00am Grab takeaway coffee from cafe and then back home. Walk to school with kids. 8:30 Back home, breakfast, and spend 20 mins planning the day - top 3 tasks. 9:00am Park by the beach and back into code / design. 11:00am Check product hunt, email, slack, twitter etc. Admin! Thereafter the day reacts to whatever pops up until 4pm where I get back into creative zone.
@gkoberger @danielbru I have a fairly boring schedule... 7:15am: Wake up, get dressed, and check my emails, Twitter, Facebook. Respond to Facebook messages while brushing my teeth. 7:30am: Realize that it's 7:30 and that I'm going to be late to school. 8am: Get to school right on time :P 8-12am: Work on Glimpse during my free periods and sometimes during class as well as during lunch. @tommaxwelll @erikfinman you guys are up!
Thanks Ryan. :) 8:30am: Wake up and check my notifications on my phone. Go through emails and make sure nothing happened overnight that needs my immediate attention. Then check Techmeme and Twitter for any news. 8:45am: Jump in the shower and get ready to leave for the office. 10am: Get to the office and start cranking away on work. I don't drink coffee, so I usually go to Starbucks and pick up a chai tea latte. Your turn @gkoberger!
God you guys get up early. This is embarrassing. 9:30am: Look at notifications/read emails/Twitter/etc. 9:45am: Make tea (gave up coffee; drink non-caffeinated tea now. My mornings are 1000x more productive now that I gave up coffee. Before, my morning routine would be "drink pots of coffee until awake enough to talk") 10am: Start answering support emails. Forget to call @danielbru (sorry!!!). 11am: Make a ToDo list on paper for what I want to get done for the day Noon: Start work! Next up, @tzhongg!
Co-Founder here. I started My Morning Routine with @benjaminspall back in December 2012. In the (almost) two years since launching My Morning Routine we’ve published 99 routines from inspiring individuals living all over the world, some of whom you may know, such as Cat Noone (@imcatnoone) and Paul Jarvis (@pjrvs). In the upcoming months we’ll add many new features that’ll take advantage of our expanding archive of morning routines and the data that they provide. Until then, please enjoy scrolling through our archive and let me know what you think!
Wow fellows, I’m very happy about how this thread turned out! If you want to publish a detailed version of your morning routine I’d love having you aboard ( We’re fairly scheduled into December, but always have a spot for people like @rrhoover. In fact, Ryan is on our big "wanted list", he’s a rising personality in the startup scene and we think many people would love to read more about his discipline.
love it. i'm a big fan of morning pages - writing for 10 minutes (or 3 pages) write when you wake up, to shake off the clutter of your brain.
@eriktorenberg Glad you enjoy it Erik! I totally agree, writing in the morning is a great way to start into the day. For how long have you been doing it so far?
@eriktorenberg that's wat Tim Ferriss does each day right? Btw love this!
@eriktorenberg Erik does morning freestyle. 3 minutes of hardcore rapping before coffee
Theres nothing like seeing what the routines are of successful people. Habits will make or break you, so its good to know what someones habits are.