"When you arise in the mornings, think about what a privilege it is to be alive" - Marcus Aurelius
This checklist has been designed to be run in as little as 6 minutes, creating a quick, perfect start to your day.
The way you start your morning will often define what kind of day you will have. You want your first moments in your day to release feel-good dopamine, making sure you are fully awake.
Run this checklist to charge your batteries and begin your day productively
Regardless of what time you wake up, whether you are a morning person or not, having a good routine will start your day on the right foot. To illustrate this point, let's take a look at the morning routines of a lot busier ordinary mortals like us...
Barack Obama: The former U.S. president starts his morning routine two hours before his official first appointment. In these two hours, he shuts off all media/news and exercises for 45 minutes a day, six times a week. He then has breakfast with his family.
Arianna Huffington: The editor-in-chief of the HuffPost begins her day with breathing exercises, 30 minutes of meditation, writing down three things she is grateful for, and her goals for the day. She is so convinced of the positive effects meditation has had on her life, that she offers free meditation courses to her staff.
Jack Dorsey: Inventor and co-founder of both Twitter and Square. A CEO of two billion-dollar corporations he works 16 hour days, yet still finds the time to wake up at 05:30 to meditate for 30 mins. He then exercises for 30 minutes or more.
How to use this checklist
At the beginning of this checklist, you will be presented with a set of specialized questions given as form fields. You are required to populate each form field with your specific data.
This checklist is short, designed to assist you in quickly creating a healthy routine, and begin your mornings on the right foot.
Each task in this checklist can be completed in 1 minute. We have therefore utilized Process Street's dynamic due date feature, setting the due date for each successive task 1 minute after the previous task.