If you haven’t been living under the rock, you’ve probably heard about the impact and importance of daily routines.
They help maintain order, lead a healthier life and be more successful in a long run.
All successful people have their routines. It’s the discipline with sets foundation for wealth (however you define it). And although we all differ in one way or another, everyone can easily find what fits them best.
In my experiments with daily routine, I’ve come to notice what works best for me.
Here’s how my ideal day looks like:
05:00 Wake up and wash up.
05:15 Me time. Coffee and reading a book.
06:50 Sports time. Gym, running, cycling or anything else convenient.
08:30 Full breakfast time.
10:00 Start deep work/studying. This includes going to university, writing, filming and everything else work/career related.
13:00 Continue working.
17:00 End of the workday. What’s done is done.
18:00 – 20:00 Miscellaneous time. It can be anything dedicated to family, girlfriend, like going out or shopping.
20:30 Daily meditation and reflection.
21:30 Creating a plan for tomorrow.
22:00 Sleeping time.
Following this pattern, I get around 6-7 hours of sleep per night, 6 to 10 hours of daily hustle, some time off (whenever I really need to) and get plenty of “me” time.
Sticking to the routine
Of course, I do not follow this route every day. There are days where everything is just off. Sometimes, I can’t wake up at 5 am no matter how hard I try. There are mornings when my eyes feel like someone put a tube of superglue in my eyes. There are also days where I stay up late and work until 1 or 2 am. Besides, it never goes precisely like this. Sometimes, I stay longer in the gym. Other times I forget to meditate or write a good, lengthy reflection.
I’m not a machine and don’t want to become one. Neither am I a tyrant of my own rules. Many unexpected things happen daily.
But no matter how hard it gets, I try to stick to it. The days when I manage to stick to this routine are some of the best and most productive days ever.
This routine serves me as a reliable structure for today and many days to come.
What is your daily routine?