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Erin Motz

What is your morning routine?

I wake between 7:45 and 8:05am simply because it’s early enough that I feel accomplished but not so early that I’m depriving myself of sleep. This is very thought out, haha! Then I brush my teeth, wash my face, and head out to the living room where I get situated for my meditation.

I meditate for 10 minutes and then immediately put pen to paper and write for about 20-30 minutes. It’s usually stream-of-consciousness stuff or my thoughts about any random topic I think of.

After that I head into the kitchen and empty the always-full dishwasher while my breakfast cooks. Once the kitchen is cleared up, I eat breakfast while reading emails and deleting any inbox junk. Then, I finally get to my to-do list.

How long have you stuck with this routine so far?

This is all relatively new, so about three months, I think. I’ve become exponentially more productive since I implemented a routine, and I won’t ever go back to not doing this unless some extenuating circumstance calls for it to change. Now that I’ve found one, I’m an evangelist for finding a morning routine that sets you up for a successful day!

How has your morning routine changed over recent years?

When I quit working my “regular” full-time job to pursue Bad Yogi three years ago, I had virtually no routine and really struggled with that. I felt unproductive and aimless, and I never really stuck with the changes I made towards improving my situation.

That did not serve me well, and I continued to feel pretty disorganized until more recently. I had to really discipline myself to build a routine that would give me an anchor. It’s taken a long time for me to find my groove, but I feel like I finally have the perfect mix right now.

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