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8 Things EVERY Man Should Do in the Morning.

Hey, you wake up daily and think about how should I maintain my day or how to make a routine. It’s probably not a difficult task for everyone but it may be difficult for most of you guys. So, here I’m gonna tell you about 8 things that a man should do every morning. Now here’s you gonna learn how to make your ULTIMATE Morning Routine to Be More Productive.

#1. Do Something Positive To Kick Start Your Day.

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I like to start off my day by IMMEDIATELY doing something that makes me happy. This can be anything you like, from cuddling with your girlfriend in bed to having sex with your anime body pillow, to visualizing yourself achieving your goals or even reading a few jokes from a joke book. This is a great way to ensure you start EVERY DAY feeling great.

#2. Skip Coffee.

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Now I know this is controversial because so many people SWEAR by coffee and drink it first thing in the morning, every morning. But by accustoming your body to wake up and be active naturally, without having to drink coffee, over time you’ll get used to functioning in the morning without it and you’ll feel like you have a lot more energy naturally. If you’re gonna drink coffee, I suggest waiting at least 2-3 hours until after you wake up so your body doesn’t get into the habit of needing coffee the second you wake up. I almost never drink coffee, but when I do, I only drink one cup a day, and I’ll sip on it over a period of 1-3 hours so I’m getting a consistent jolt of energy throughout my work session and I avoid a huge crash.

#3. Keep Your Phone Off.

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For the first 30 minutes to an hour after waking up I’ve found it incredibly helpful to keep my phone off or on airplane mode to make sure I’m not waking up to a storm of text notifications, emails, Instagrams, Snapchat, and all that shit. Waking up to all that is a really easy way to overwhelm your mind right when you wake up and put you in a rushed and cluttered mindset before you even start your day. It’s also better to get your sun exposure and meditate before all the technological chatter clouds your mind and puts you in a frantic mindset where you’re hearing about all the things you need to get done before you’ve properly prepared yourself for the day. This way, you can turn your phone on ONLY after you’ve properly prepared yourself for the day ahead and are ready to make sure your day is great, just like mine.

#4. Wash Your Face.

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Washing your face in the morning makes you feel a lot more refreshed and ready to take on the day because your face is the first thing that most people see when they look at you, and once it feels clean and refreshed it’ll help boost your mood and confidence throughout the day.

#5. Sun Exposure.

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Within the first 20 minutes of waking up, it’s important to get some sunlight, not just because it’s good to get some (emphasize this) Vitamin D but also because it helps boost your mood throughout the day and helps regulate your circadian rhythm which is basically your body’s natural clock. So by getting sunlight for a few minutes at the start of your day, you’ll feel more energetic in the morning and you’ll also feel ready for sleep at night because your circadian rhythm will be balanced. This is especially good for people with insomnia and trouble sleeping.

If you have a balcony, a front porch, back porch, or even if you wanna just go for a quick walk, getting sun exposure has been one of the newer things you should start doing and it’s a huge help for you and it’s made you feel a lot more mellowed out and positive early in the day. Or if you live somewhere where you absolutely cannot get sun, like it’s really dark all the time or you’re a vampire or something, you can pick up a Vitamin D supplement. Make sure you get D3, not D2, and you should start with about 2000 I.U. and then go from there depending on how you like it. Another good thing about washing your face before getting some sun exposure is that you’ll already have a moisturizer that has an SPF so you’ll be protected from the sun.

#6. Drink A Smoothie.

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Every morning, no matter what, I always make time to make a smoothie for myself to ensure I get my electrolytes and vitamins in. It’s also a really good way to make sure you’re getting your servings of fruit in and are getting a head start on all the nutrients you need for the day. I like to make mine with mixed berries, like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and a whole banana. I also add a slice of ginger in there to level out the acidity of the berries and I’ll occasionally include protein as well. I like having a smoothie every morning because it serves as a good dietary base to make sure I get some nutrients in me so even if my diet isn’t as good as it usually is during the day, I still started off with a healthy base.

#7. Journal For 5 Minutes.

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If you don’t like meditation, journaling for just 5-10 minutes a day can make a HUGE difference for you as well. Getting all your thoughts out of your head and on paper is a really good way to feel less overwhelmed throughout the day and get rid of some of that excess mental chatter that can distract you and be a source of anxiety throughout the day. It’s a perfect way to empty your mind, and not to sound like Confucius or some shit but on days when you’re feeling really stressed, journaling can really help you feel like your emptying that stress out onto the paper and help your mental state A LOT more. Try it out for a few days and see if it works for you. Some people prefer this over meditation, some people prefer to do both or alternate. Just experiment and find what works best for you.

#8. Meditate.

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20 minutes a day as soon as you wake up is ideal but even only 10 minutes can make all the difference for you, in terms of mood, mental clarity, and your ability to take on all your tasks for the day. That’s It!

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