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Do you have a Morning Mindset Routine?

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by Greyghost, 23rd Oct, 2015.

  1. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, delving into the entrepreneurial spirit here, I have been doing some analysis of self, looking at my habits etc.
    I have been developing a morning routine over the past month and a bit.
    Previously I would crawl out of bed, drink a coffee or two on the couch, play with the dogs, get ready and goto work.

    There are countless resources on this but I have been listening to Hal Elrod, he developed or coined "The Miracle Morning".
    - look it up, I won't go into it here.

    It has been a very confronting and more difficult experience than I thought it would be... Because you are forced to look at what you really want in life, put it on paper, refine it, get clarity..
    Critical thinking of self, mindfulness is like a muscle, it needs to be grown and is weak at first..
    I struggled the first 3 weeks.

    So the point of my post is:
    Who has a morning routine to keep them on track?
    - reviewing goals
    - breathing
    - affirmations
    - visualisations
    - listening to podcasts or reading
    - exercise
    - cold showers
    - journaling
    - Sunday night weekly review
    Etc

    If you don't, that is perfectly fine! No judgement passed, children and working long hours take a lot out of the best of us!!

    Please share your routines or tips.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    GG
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    I'm just happy to wake up still breathing and with my heart beating in the morning. :) Anything after that is a bonus.
     
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  3. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Generally we need to get up earlier. How do you handle the initial lack of sleep issue?

    Do you have young kids who need your time & energy? Not complaining but trying to see if family commitments can restrict what you can do or it is simply an excuse.

    I used to getup last. Now I developed a habit of getting up 15 min earlier (trust me it is hard) and make lemon, honey & ginger warm juice. Made a huge difference in kids health.
     
  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Interested to hear, I recently read Tony robins does a routine involving yoga breathing techniques to get his mind and body connected and ready for the day. I had no idea about yoga but my sister in law is in training to be a yogi so she explained a little to me. yoga sounds great to get connected with mind and body.

    My routine is wake when the kids wake and drink a coffee quick smart to keep up with them!

    @Steven Ryan recommended the sleep cycle app, I have downloaded it but unfortunately I have no use for an alarm clock. It helps wake you within a half hour window when your body is in the most "awake part" of your sleep cycle (that's my understanding).
     
  5. larrylarry

    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    My typical morning since joining PC.

    I wake up reading PC posts first. Son jumps into bed for a hug and we talk about what each of us will be doing. Then a hot shower, changed and make breakfast for everyone. Get the kids ready for school. Writing down stuff that I need to attend to next week, next month etc.

    Then read PC again. Happy to be alive.
     
  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    • Roll out of bed
    • Pick a disheveled self up from the floor
    • Poke, prod & scream at kids to get up
    • Throw cereals into several bowls
    • Call kids to get out of bed
    • Make coffee & tea
    • Tell kids to hurry up
    • Start washing up
    • Yell at kids t o hurry up
    • Finish eating and washing up
    • Scream at kids to finish eating
    • Get dressed
    • Pack my lunch
    • Scream at kids to drink their milk
    • Give kids the hurry up to get dressed
    • Call out for yesterday's lunch boxes
    • Grumble that this should have been done yesterday when I first asked for them
    • Wash up lunchboxes
    • Hurry up kids to get dressed
    • (+1 makes kids lunches, repeats 15 times what do they want, pack school bags etc)
    • Miss the bus
    • Tell kids to finish getting ready
    • Call out if bags packed & all homework is in bags
    • Check kids school diaries for days activities
    • Miss another bus
    • Give up the vain hope of getting to appointment on time
    • Get out of the house
    • Wait for bus
    • Arrive at meeting
    • Solve world's problems
    • 2nd cup of coffee
    • Wake up
     
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  7. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    My normal morning routine after waking up is look at the phone.
    Check out this website.
    Check out facebook.
    Check out email.
    Respond to any Airbnb requests
    (Make a couple of replies to any emails, requests, add anything interesting onto PC if I am clear headed enough and the odd short quick facebook comment.)

    Then I get out of bed, have a shower, quick breakfast (typically toast), if I need to prepare anything for the day or evening do that (eg. last minute volleyball prep or airbnb - but better I do this the evening before).
    Hop on the pushbike if the weather is good and I dont have to bring anything. Otherwise take a car or bus to the main busstop at Epping.

    Get to the station, lock up the pushbike, work out which bus stop to go to (I walk to the next stop if the next bus isnt coming for 7 minutes or longer... its $1 cheaper), catch a bus. Then more time on PC, Facebook and email on the bus ride (I can do more lengthy and detailled emails requiring thought when on the bus!)
    And that's my morning routine...

    When i'm at work I have my personal follow up/to do listing (stuck on the pc on a post it note) and I try to attempt to do that in a timely enough manner.
     
  8. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Yogis are who dropped everything in life and dedicate themselves to god. They may do Yoga.
    I know Stephen has lot of desires for sure... there is no way he is a yogi :)

    That is an awesome way to start the day.
    We have a king bed. Our 3 year old sleeps with us. Older two sleep on their beds but find their way to our bed every single day. They learnt not to disturb us during their 'move' though :)
     
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  9. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Did I mention "scream at the kids?"
     
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  10. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Coffee. Coffee. God where is my coffee?

    I'm not a morning person. I'm a late night person. Knock off work at 6.30, go for a run, cook some dinner, do a bit more work/read/whatever until 1 or so and then start work again at 10 would be ideal for me.
     
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  11. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    No one ever questions the early starters.
     
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  12. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    @Scott No Mates I feel like you've described my mornings perfectly! I just finished the second coffee.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @Jamie Moore - but do you wake after your second cuppa?
     
  14. Catalyst

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    @Scott No Mates

    Gee...that sounds similar to my mornings, especially the screaming part. It takes about 10 mins of prodding and calling to wake 13yo and 10yo up. And another 15 mins before they appear at the kitchen despite my constant growling :eek:
     
  15. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Almost. Contemplating a third now - that should do the trick.
     
  16. Bayview

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    Far too anal all that stuff.

    I just get out of bed, make a coffee and drink it while checking emails and this place for folks to harass.

    Then, go for a run, then start making school lunches and think about the dread of the day ahead...unless it's a weekend.
     
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  17. Propagate

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    4:50am - alam
    4:59am - fall out of bed onto clothes pile made ready night before
    5:00am - scrape 3 legged Greatdane out of his bed and scoot him out for a pee
    5:09am - scrape 3 legged Greatdane into back of car
    5:30am - scrape 3 legged Greatdane out of car and install on bed next to desk
    5:31am - start working

    11:39am - wake up and wonder how I got here, take dog out for a pee and grab a coffee

    8pm knock off, drive home, fall unconscious on sofa
     
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  18. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Ideal day:
    • Wake 5am
    • Meditate
    • Audiobook start
    • Breakfast incl. 1-2 x coffee
    • Watch sunrise (often walking or cycling)
    • Audiobook stop
    • Re-write 12 month goals
    • Review to-do list if not complete night prior
    • Start on my most important task for the day
    I have experimented with a lot of habits/routines etc in the past couple of years. These have stuck as they've all changed my life significantly.

    My present routines do fluctuate though. A few too many 2am finishes will push my wake-up time out one day. If there are fires to put out I’ll act on those quickly. I also continually experiment with other habits e.g. gratitude lists, what I learned yesterday, more detailed review of goals or read a traditional book rather than audiobook, and if I have some serious **** to get done, I will move direct from waking to working.
     
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  19. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Dare I ask why you need to have this routine for the 3 legged Greatdane so early in the morning?
     
  20. bob shovel

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