It took less than 6 weeks to build this amazing morning routine.
Wake up at 6.50
3 Easy things you can do to wake up at 6.50:
Go to bed earlier. My grandfather told me that the hours you go to bed before 12 pm count as double. There is no scientific evidence to back this up. But it’s the easiest way to get up at 6.50. Go to sleep between 10.30 and 11.00 pm.
Write things down. Before you go asleep, write these things down: 3 things you appreciate about that day. 3 things you would like to accomplish tomorrow. If you have a thought that keeps your mind busy, write that thought down.
Don’t eat before you go to sleep. Don’t snack 2 hours before you go to sleep. Don’t eat a heavy meal 3 to 4 hours before you go to sleep.
When you wake up, turn off your alarm clock, open a window and fold open the bedsheets, leave your bedroom.
Drink a glass of water
Drinking a glass of water is the first thing you do after you wake up and turn off your alarm clock. Drink a glass of water that is about room temperature.
Morning yoga stretch
Walk to your yoga mat and start with a 10-minute morning yoga stretch. Do the same exercise every day, so it becomes a habit and you do it on autopilot.
It’s very important to keep things simple. The fewer choices you have, the easier it is to follow up.
Guided Wim Hof Breathing
Directly after the morning yoga stretch, lay down on your yoga mat and start the guided Wim Hof breathing. Notice the difference you feel after finishing the guided session.
Use the extra oxygen in your body to do a small workout. Start super easy if you have no experience. I didn’t have any, so my first workout consisted of 5 push-ups and 20 seconds of sit-ups. Track your progress and keep increasing it every week. Till you reach somewhere between 4 to 5 sets of 20 push-ups and 4 sets of sit-ups in different variations. Remember: any progress is better than nothing.
Finish with a cold shower
Just start with a regular shower. Don’t torture yourself too much when you start doing this morning routine. But… when you are done showering, turn your shower to cold. Keep aware of your breathing and start counting. 5 seconds is a good start. After doing this for a week, you will find out that 1 minute is not a problem for you anymore.
Get dressed and tidy your bedroom
After you put on your clothes, make your bed. When your bedroom looks all tidy, close the window and close the door.
Have a light breakfast
If you are into intermittent fasting, you can skip this part, it’s okay.
Otherwise, prepare your breakfast the day before. Mix chai seed with soya milk (no cow milk) and add sunflower or pumpkin seeds, also add some forest fruits and leave it in the fridge overnight. This will give you the fibers, proteins, and sugars to keep you in the right state.
Write down the things you want to accomplish for today
Finish your morning routine by writing down the things you would like to accomplish this day.
And.. only.. now.. it would be a good time to turn off your phone’s flight mode and check what’s going on in the world.
When you do this morning routine consistent for 2 or 3 weeks, you can do everything in one hour.
6.50: Wake up and drink a glass of water
7.00: Morning yoga stretch
7.12: Guided Wim Hof Breathing
7.24: Small workout
7.30: Take a (cold) shower
7.45: Have a light breakfast and write down the things you want to accomplish today.