Morning routines start with Step 0

Like many, it feels easier staying up late than getting up early. I keep reading about how many successful people create a morning routine that involves some combination of:

• Getting up early

• Exercise

• Meditation or prayer or mental/spiritual practice

• Reading or audiobook

• Targeted diet

And then get to work.

I think the morning routine starts with the night before. Especially for my day job.

If I know I have ruck march, range detail or field exercise, then I check all my equipment and myself the night before, even getting my clothes ready ahead of time and making sure I sleep early.

The hard part is actually doing it. When’s the right time? Bedtime or soon as I get home? Or sometime between?