I felt this deserved a blog post because I started sharing all this information with my inner circle and sharing three links just sucked.
Andre Huberman’s Morning Routine
I’ve never done Andrew Huberman’s morning routine, but practice some parts of it. This video done by the Goalguys hit home hard, working for yourself, unmotivated, unfocused and ultimately feeling like I was the problem. I also have ADHD, which also increases everything above times two.
What I’ve done
1. Staying Away from my Phone
This has been a massive change in my life. I leave my phone alone for the most part of the day. For work, I have a separate phone.
- A separate phone number
- Business WhatsApp
- Business Email
- No social media, only Facebook Messenger for leads.
Just let you your friends and family know that you have 8 hours of work that you’re not available for unless it’s an emergency or important.
2. Delaying Caffeine
Starting doing this about a month ago, and it’s been a game-changer. Just wait an hour or more.
2.5 Replacing Caffeine with Every Day Dose
I found Every Day Dose (https://www.everydaydose.com/) a long time ago and mentioned it to my wife. She gifted it to me for Christmas 2022, I avoided it until she forced it on me the week of June 14th, 2023, almost a half year later.
Boom. It was a game-changer, but I’m still waiting to see if it will wear off. Either way, the caffeine content is super low. So I’m totally getting off my reliance on caffeine.
3. Fasting and Limiting Overeating.
I started about 8 years ago and have been on and off. I’m always better without food in my stomach digesting. Then I learned that I was overeating and moved towards smaller meals.
4. Morning Walks
Get at least 10-15 minutes of walking, even if it’s around the block. Get out of the house.
This is also mentioned in the above video by GoalGuys, but this has only been in effect for the last 3 weeks. It’s always something I wanted to do and be consistent with, but would always fall off.
Both my wife and I came to an agreement that we would be accountable to each other. We also use the Peleton app for all our workouts, they’re all times, and there are programs that span weeks. So there’s everything in place to be successful.
6. No TV or Phones in Bed
Phones in the bedroom are the worse and have a huge effect on myself and my wife. This was an easy change.
The TV, however, was hard; it can help people fall asleep. We’re noticing that it’s also causing the same effect as our Phones did. So it’s now out.
7. Set a Bed Time, and Implement a Bed Time Winddown Routine
Instead of scrolling on our phones, we now get into bed 30 minutes before bedtime and talk to each other. Then we wind down, either with reading or an audiobook.
8. Seek Medical Help, Blood Tests.
If you don’t feel right, go to your doctor, and look at alternative medicine, such as a naturopath. Don’t sleep on your health.
I’ve just started testing my blood to determine what’s happening with my body. It’s a good gauge of your overall health, just don’t obsess over it like your body weight.
SiPhox Testing is a great start, here’s the GoalGuys discount link
What I want to do
1. Cold Showers and Cold Dunks
This has been on and off, but I hit it at least once a week. It’s great and provides me energy, but wasn’t a huge kick in the ass. I do want to add more to my routine.
2. Breathing work
I’ve heard lots about breathing work, not only for mental focus and helping with athletic ability. But those cold shows and cold dips helps you stay in the water longer.
If you feel like you’re stuck, start with a little change and embrace it. If something isn’t working, change it. Don’t feel bad about failing; failing eliminates what doesn’t work. You don’t have to be like everyone else; focus on yourself.