Me First Mornings

Published July 21, 2019

The largest adjustment in the past two years to my schedule has been my morning routine. I don’t believe it’s a direct performance improvement although it has done a lot for my mental health which, in turn, is arguably good for performance. Every morning look like this:

    Training Days

  1. 6:00AM - 7:00AM
  2. 7:00AM - 8:00AM
  3. 8:00AM - 10:30AM
  4. 11:30AM - 11:00AM
  5. 11:00AM


  1. Wake-up when the sun rises
  2. Make the bed, eat breakfast #1
  3. Training and transport
  4. Eat breakfast #2
  5. Work day starts
    Non-Training Days

  1. 6:00AM - 7:00AM
  2. 7:00AM - 8:00AM
  3. 8:00AM - 10:30AM
  4. 11:30AM - 11:00AM
  5. 11:00AM


  1. Wake-up when the sun rises
  2. Make the bed, eat breakfast #1
  3. Work day starts
  4. Eat breakfast #2
  5. Work day continues

It’s nothing revolutionary. What I’ve found is this:

This is a long-winded way to say I used to think over-optimizing myself would lead to large gains. It did not. YMMV.