Mike Vardy updated his morning routine with us on Apr 25, 2017. Below are the parts of his previous interview from May 6, 2015 that are no longer present, or have dramatically changed. You can compare them with his full and expanded interview.
What is your morning routine?
After I’ve completed all the steps of my reading workflow (Reeder, Zite, Clipboard, and Velocity for my Instapaper queue).
Do you use an alarm to wake you up in the morning, and if so do you ever hit the snooze button?
I don’t really use an alarm unless I have a 7:00am call, and I’ll use Sleep Cycle for that so I don’t wake up feeling too groggy.
How soon do you check your phone in the morning?
It depends, but definitely not first thing. I usually look at my phone about an hour after waking, unless I need it earlier.
Do you also follow this routine on weekends, or do you change some steps?
I keep this routine static for weekends, unless I’m on vacation. Then I’ll skip the checking of the absolutes and calendar. But the waking up process and reading remains.