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According to a neuroscience PhD student's widely reported blog post: “If we are drinking caffeine at a time when your cortisol concentration in the blood is at its peak, you probably should not be drinking it. This is because cortisol production is strongly related to your level of alertness and cortisol peaks for your 24 hour rhythm between 8 and 9am on ...


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There's two things I prioritize in the morning: - Preparing for the day's events - Strengthening willpower for the day To comment on the second bit, willpower is like a muscle. If you don't use it, it degrades. If you use it to small degrees regularly, pushing it to painful levels, it improves over time. But when you use a lot of it, it is difficult to use ...


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The simplest one: An alarm clock - when it goes off, I get up Training your internal clock by always getting up at the same time means you often get up just before the alarm, or are at least in a very light sleep at this point.


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I wish the 'snooze' button had never been invented. Getting up the first time the alarm beeps is a habit, and you have to cultivate that habit. It's hard. Once you get into the habit, getting up just happens. Alternatively, father a child, and have it climb on you to demand breakfast and telly every morning. Including weekends and holidays. I disagree with ...


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What you need to do is make it so the tasks are easier to start. For instance, if the computer is distracting you, turn it off at night so you owuld have to wait while it reboots in the morning. That will make it easier to do something else instead. Pack the lunch the night before, so all you have to do is take it out of the refrigerator. If you want a good ...


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This is my philosophy: In order to wake up, you must go to bed when you are tired. To clarify, go to bed when you are tired, not at a static time. This goes against conventional wisdom, go to bed static / wake up static, but our biological clock doesn't work that way. I function on 4-5 hours of sleep and am actually very tired if I get 8 hours of sleep. ...


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I was horrible at my morning routine until I started the Slow Carb diet. One of the challenges of the diet is eating at least 20g of protein within 30 min of waking. I used to be one of the types that snoozes for an hour then browses for an hour, then gets up. Now I wake up like its my job. I get out of bed, pee, then meander towards the cooktop to warm a ...


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What you really need is a long term goal, not a morning routine. Days are different; why would you have some sort of a morning "routine" or any routine at all? If you unite your thoughts under a single goal; then you don't need "morning routines" or similar concepts. Your mind begins to work in the "now", and each morning you'll know exactly what you ...



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