I know… "Another productivity article about morning routines.” Well yes, but I won’t be preaching to you how I think you should start your morning or what works best for you to get going with your day. I’ll give you some insight into what I do and what I find currently works best for me at this point with the hopes that it may help you out in one way or another.

Full disclosure: This post is being written in 30 minutes (hopefully). Edits and everything. I’m pressed for time trying to ship a project, but want to stick to my daily posting goal.


For reference, I typically will start my morning somewhere between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM.

1. Wake up and take out the dogs
Usually check:

  • Email (~30–90 seconds)
  • Product Hunt
  • Twitter
  • Telegram (Only to see what’s been going on in the WIP.chat group and to check my countdown before shippening)
  • Medium

2. Take my supplements

  • Athletic Greens
  • L-Theanine
  • Fish Oil
  • B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Some source of caffeine
  • Chocolate protein shake with whole milk

3. Meditation with Headspace (10–20 minutes)

4. Layout Goal of the day and Schedule

  • Ink&Volt Weekly Planner for overall goal/s and planning
  • Moleskine notebook for scheduling tasks in 30-minute blocks

5. Journal (Journey App on macOS)

6. Write (Blog post)

7. Review & Edit Trello for individual tasks that coincide with schedule (~10 Minutes)


There you have it. My current morning routine that helps me get a jump start on my day. The blogging part has become a new addition that I’m enjoying and still trying to flesh out. I’ll be delving into more technical articles and stories about my projects in posts to come. Thanks for reading!

Best,

-Eric