My Morning Routine - Benjamin Spall & Michael Xander

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1. About This Book

1.1. Title

1.1.1. My Morning Routine

1.1.2. How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired

1.2. Awards

1.2.1. ONE OF AMAZON’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2018 SO FAR

1.2.2. ONE OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOKS OF THE MONTH (MAY 2018)

1.2.3. ONE OF BUSINESS INSIDER’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER

1.3. Get it on Amazon

1.4. Authors

1.4.1. Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander are the founders of mymorningroutine.com.

1.4.1.1. MyMorningRoutine

1.4.2. Benjamin Spall

1.4.2.1. Spall has written for outlets including the Huffington Post, 99U, and The Next Web.

1.4.3. Michael Xander

1.4.3.1. Xander is a product designer and engineer.

2. Which Questions Does This Book Answer?

2.1. How do 64 of today's top innovators, entrepreneurs and artists spend their mornings?

2.2. What are some great ways to start your day for maximum productivity and happiness?

2.3. How can you craft a morning routine that suits your needs?

3. Get Out of Bed Early Without Hitting the Snooze Button

3.1. Nothing gets you out of bed like an important task or knowing that something you really care about awaits you

3.1.1. e.g. Caroline Paul

3.1.1.1. Writer

3.1.1.2. Gets up at 6 a.m. so she can read in peace for a couple of hours

3.2. Tip:

3.2.1. Don't use the snooze button!

3.2.1.1. Only 34% of the successful early risers interviewed for this book use the snooze button

3.3. Tip:

3.3.1. Follow your own instincts.

3.3.1.1. Experiment and see what really works for you!

4. Tackle Your Most Important Project in The Morning

4.1. You know that big project you want to tackle but never seem to have the time for?

4.1.1. You DO have the time - if you use your mornings right!

4.2. Some of your best work will be done in the morning!

4.3. e.g. Sheena Brady

4.3.1. Spends the hours between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. working on her own company, Tease Tea

4.3.2. Then spends the rest of her day working for Shopify

4.4. Tip:

4.4.1. Avoid starting your day by checking your emails

4.4.1.1. Answering emails is reactive - it lets others dictate the course of your day

4.4.1.2. Your morning activities should be proactive!

4.5. Tip:

4.5.1. Set your own agenda for the day by writing a to-do list, then start your day with the most important item on the list.

5. Morning Exercise Can Set You up For a Happy, Productive Day

5.1. Exercise is as good for the mind as it is for the body.

5.1.1. 79% of the successful people interviewed for this book work out every day.

5.2. e.g. Caroline Burckle

5.2.1. American Olympic swimmer

5.2.2. Gets up at 5:30 a.m. every day and hits the gym first thing

5.2.3. Getting her body moving is a way of meditating, she says

5.3. Tip:

5.3.1. Alternating exercises prevents injuries and keeps you interested and focused

6. Morning Meditation Focuses Your Mind For The Rest of Your Day

6.1. More than 50% of the people interviewed for this book meditate regularly.

6.2. e.g. Ed Catmull

6.2.1. President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios

6.2.2. Meditates for 30-60 minutes every day and hasn't missed a day of meditation in years

6.2.3. Slowing down and focusing his mind helps him respond calmly to unexpected events, he says.

6.3. Meditation is about being mindful of your surroundings and about being in the moment.

7. Give Yourself a Little Me Time

7.1. Take a moment in the morning to do the things that are important to YOU

7.1.1. This can boost your creative output!

7.2. Slowing down your morning routine has a calming influence on the rest of your day and can prevent you from becoming swamped

8. Start Preparing Your Morning Routine The Evening Before!

8.1. Ensure that you get a good night's sleep

8.1.1. Switch off your technological connections as early as possible.

8.1.2. Drink a cup of chamomile tea in the evening.

8.2. e.g. Nir Eyal

8.2.1. Entrepreneur and writer

8.2.2. Installed a router that automatically cuts off his internet connection at 10 p.m.

8.2.3. This ensures he's in bed by 11 p.m.

8.3. Tip:

8.3.1. Lay out the clothes you plan to wear the next day the evening before - this will make your morning less complicated.