Although many of us aspire to rewarding morning routines (and enjoy geeking out on the best of what others come up with), on some days just getting out of bed is a victory. To this end, one of my favorite quotes from Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander's new book, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, comes from Ana Marie Cox, a political columnist and culture critic.
Cox says, "When you come up with a morning routine, understand that you’re undertaking it in order to do something good for yourself, not to meet some stranger’s standard of productivity."
With that in mind, I invite you to this week's conversation with Ben where we discuss common themes across morning routines, and how to take some pressure off of trying to meet impossibly high Inner Critic Morning Routine Police expectations. I'm also honored to be featured in My Morning Routine, with a subtitle for my chapter that made me chuckle: "When your evening routine starts at 3:00 in the afternoon." Listen in to find out what I do with all that wind-down time :)
Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/morning-routine.
More About Benjamin Spall
Benjamin Spall is a writer and the founding editor of the website My Morning Routine, with his co-founder Michael Xander. Their new book of the same name, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, launches this month. Originally from England, Benjamin moved to the United States two years ago for love (and married her). He's written for outlets including the Huffington Post, 99U, The Next Web, and Thought Catalog.
Podcast: My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired with Benjamin Spall
- Benjamin on the web: website, My Morning Routine, Twitter
- Benjamin's books: My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, co-authored with Michael Xander
- Article: For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned
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