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Professor M.S. Rao

What is your morning routine?

I wake up at 4:00am every day. I express my gratitude to God for gifting me one more day to freely share my knowledge with the world. I drink lots of water, brush my teeth, go to the washroom, and then go to my laptop to write books and articles for 3-4 hours. I am highly creative and productive early in the morning. I write whatever comes to my mind on the topic that I decided on the previous night—my mind is fresh with peace and tranquillity as there is no noise in the early morning.

Next, I have breakfast. I am blessed with a brilliant and beautiful wife, Padmavathy, who wakes up a little later and offers me dried fruits and nuts―almonds, dates, cashews, and pistachios. She offers me a spoonful of honey and I enjoy it. She then gives me tea. My wife is an expert in making tea. After breakfast, I proceed to the gym.

How long have you stuck with this routine so far?

Almost five years.

How has your morning routine changed over recent years?

Previously, I woke up at 3:00am. I did that every day for five years. I changed to 4:00am five years ago when I started doing heavy physical exercises. My body needed more sleep, so I began waking up later.

What time do you go to sleep?

Usually 10:00pm.

Do you do anything before going to bed to make your morning easier?

I talk to my wife about the day’s developments, and I plan what I must do the next day. I give commands to my subconscious mind repeatedly about my lifetime ambition to become the President of India.

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