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My Morning Routine

Inspired a lot by [[Andrew Huberman]] I have incorporated the following morning routine: (this is a big thing for me, having thought for the longest time that I was averse to routine)

  • I go out on our balcony, half-naked, every morning. Why? To get:
    - Sunlight within the first 10-15 minutes of waking up
    Fixes the circadian rythm
    - Get cold within the first 10-15 minutes of waking up
    Wakes me up
    (but not for the reason you think it does, it's not the cold itself – the freezing – but the body tries to heat up when it is exposed to cold, and increased body temperature is associated with wakefulness and alertness)
  • practice to [[overcome limbic friction]]
  • Physical exertion within 30mins of waking up To produce some cortisol which wakes me up and also delays my "need" for coffee
  • [[Delay caffeine to 2hrs after waking]]
my morning routine