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August 21, 2018

60 Daily Routine Examples for a Powerful Daily Schedule

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Last updated on May 1st, 2022 at 02:26 pm

The best examples of daily routines are sometimes the oddest.

A good daily routine is not a cookie cutter program that you get from someone else, but we can gain insight and ideas from the daily schedules of high optimized people to understand what and why they do what they do.

A daily routine is not an option – whatever you do each day already is your routine.

Is that routine getting you the results you want in life, or not? That’s are only choice.

Daily Routine Examples look a little like this:

  1. 4:30am – Wake up (at a precise time everyday)
  2. Eat Breakfast (optimized for your morning schedule)
  3. Exericise (to reach your preferred fitness level)
  4. Pack Lunch (good eating decisions during lunch)
  5. Mid Afternoon Meditation (Sanity)
  6. Top Off Groceries after Work (Smart move)
  7. Clean Everything as soon as I get home!
  8. Shower
  9. Relax for the rest of the night

That’s a very simplified and generic example, we’ll get to the more complicated and specific ones below.

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Daily Routine Examples: Ultimate List

These are some of the best activities you could include in your daily routine schedule.

  1. Wake up. No phone.
  2. Get your blood pumping somehow
  3. Some form of meditation
  4. An optimized breakfast
  5. Be productive with your work during the first 2 hours. Rest later.
  6. Socialize in the evening.
  7. Bed as close to the same time every night
  8. Pitch black while you sleep
  9. Learn how many hours you need to sleep and make sure you get them
  10. Lots of water.

What makes this list the utlimate? Out of all the examples of a daily routine I’ve seen, these are the daily activities that high performers have in common.

You could call them daily routine rules – general guidelines that will probably work well for you.

Famous Daily Routine Examples

Stefan James – Self Help and Life Mastery Coach

  1. Wake up + Smile (it biochemicaly changes your mindset)
  2. Drink water (first thing in the monring your cells are craving water)
  3. Takes his supplements (apple cider vinegar, enzymes etc..)
  4. Reads for 10 minutes (bare minimum)
  5. After reading, uses his 5 minute Journal and his Productivity planner.

Jim Kwik – Brain Expert

Jim Kwik is a brain and memory coach who’s worked in Hollywood with celebrities, as well as being featured on Mindvalley several times. He’s famous for his expert knowledge on improving brain performance and memory.

  1. Dream Journal (harnessing his subconscious mind)
  2. Makes his bed (start and end the day with excellence)
  3. Super hydrates
  4. Brushes his teeth (with his opposite hand)
  5. Deep Breathing Exercises (your brain uses a lot of oxygen)
  6. Brain Tea Concoction (his own invention) + Super journaling session
  7. 3-4 minutes of high intensity exercises
  8. Brain power smoothie – and read (30 mins)

“In order to win the day, you have to win the first hour.”

Examples of Jim’s Evening Routine Activities:

  • Light reading. No non fiction and nothing too heady. He’s winding down and wants to embrace his time of rest and relaxation.
  • Sleeps in a colder room for better sleep
  • Exercises for a small amount (3 to 4 mins) in the morning to have 75% deeper sleep at night.

Clancy Burke (news reporter):

Morning Routine:

  1. Wake up
  2. Shower
  3. Tea
  4. Makeup + podcast
  5. Get dressed
  6. Do hair + slightly
  7. Arrive at work by 2:45am
  8. Finish hair and make up at work

After Work Routine: She split sleeps in order to accomodate her job with her lifestyle.

  1. Get home at 12:15pm
  2. Take off make up
  3. Eat lunch
  4. Time for bed + blacken the whole room to mimic night time
  5. Wake up from nap at 430pm + Goes to the gym in the same clothes she slept in
  6. Shower + “her time” with her journal
  7. Night time routine stuff with her boyfriend + watch the news with a game of Quiddler
  8. Dinner (always asparagus) and something different for her boyfriend every night + The Bachelorette with her boyfriend while she read’s her kindle
  9. Snack = Ezekial toast with avocado and everything bagel mix (one of my favorites too only i use chili flakes instead)
  10. Second half of her sleep for the day

Halle Burns (College student routine):

  1. 6:30am wake up, go for a walk, do some yoga
  2. shower + personal hygeine
  3. Pick out clothes, clothes should tell others about who you are
  4. Coffee and breakfast (oatmeal and bananas) + while she sits and does some work or listens to music

Nate O’brien (maximum productivity daily routine)

  1. Wake up at the same time every day
  2. Get the blood pumping. its easier to be productive when you move your body
  3. While you’re moving your body – dont use your phone. its about control. dont get caught up in the world right away
  4. Reflection while he walks. think about your life. what are your goals right now. plan to achieve them in the morning
  5. Goes to the art museum and watches the sun rise
  6. Back to his house. breakfast and coffee/tea. this is when he allows himself to check his phone
  7. 8-12 (this is when he works) turn all notifications off on your PC and also your phone
  8. He focuses on the most mind consuming task first thing in the day. he optimizes his will power
  9. 12-1 takes another walk
  10. 1pm he switches it up and goes to work in a different location like a library
  11. 4 to 6…he batches all his phone calls and meetings together.
  12. Makes some dinner
  13. Some free time at now relax and socialize
  14. Shuts everything off and winds down. reads a book and falls asleep around 10pm.

Leo Babauta: Zenhabits.com

  • 1. 4:30am wake up time
  • 2. Hydrate
  • 3. Decide the most important tasks of the day (limit the list to 3)
  • 4. Fix lunch for kids
  • 5. Eat breakfast & read.
  • 6. Exercise  OR meditate.
  • 7. Take a shower
  • 8. Wake the family up at 6:30 a.m.

Barak Obama: During Presidency

  1. Works out in the morning around 7am before heading to the office. alternating between weights and cardio
  2. Breakfast with his family after his workout
  3. Short commute to the oval office, during which he spent time visualizing the rest of his day
  4. Arrives at office at 9.30am
  5. Meeting with the joint chiefs of staff – short and sweet
  6. Leaves for his residence around 6:30pm
  7. Works at home doing paperwork and and reading documents until his reading time
  8. Reading time at 11:30pm
  9. Bed at 12:30am

‘The rest of my time will be more productive if you give me my workout time”

Barack Obama’s Daily Routine advice:

  • Carve out time to think, making growth and progress means setting periods to be creative
  • He demanded that his staff allow him to workout first thing in the morning six days a week because he know it made him better at his job
  • He found balance in his hectic and busy life by maintaining daily habits that kept him centered
  • Go hard at what you’re doing, then when you’re done, give 100 percent of yourself to the next thing.

Gideon Akande: Fitness & Wellness Coach

  • Wake up between 4:30 and 5:00am.
  • Use this time to get alert and active
  • Check phone for  important communications
  • Shower, dress (no social media or distractions)
  • Sees first client of the day at 5:45am
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Daily Routine Examples for Adults

Here is a daily routine example that will generally work for all adults.

  1. Wake up earlier than you need to and take care of you (exercise, reading, newspaper and coffee, relaxation)
  2. Do your most important thing. For most of us this is when we go to work
  3. Either have the most important thing is accomplished, or on your lunch break, reset/unwind with breathing exercises or meditation.
  4. Eat an optimized lunch. Figure out what level of physical activity you’ve done, add that to what you need to get you to dinner, and eat it for lunch. Heavy carbs make you sleepy if you don’t need them. Remember that.
  5. Take a quick 20 minute nap in the afternoon if you can manage it. 20 minute naps reset and revitalize you.
  6. If you can’t take a nap at work, take one as soon as you get home if you are disciplined enough to not over sleep.
  7. Then, after your nap, take care of your after work activities like picking the kids up from school or preparing dinner.
  8. Enjoy yourself in the evening (whatever time evening is for you) and make sure to create a “before bed ritual” that relaxes you (like reading) and get high quality sleep.

Routine for Practical Adults

Practical people like to plan, organize and create lists/schedules. I’m a very practical person, and this is close to what my personal routine is.

  1. Wake up, quick shower (helps me wake up 120 secs max)
  2. Straight to my home gym (just a bench with adjustable dumbbells)
  3. Longer shower (5 mins)
  4. Sit with my dogs, tea and a notebook – write down my priorities for the day and any ideas that come to mind while it’s quiet in the morning
  5. Get to work and conquer the priorities
  6. After about 2 hours of work, 5 minutes of playing with my dogs
  7. 2 more hours of work, until all priorities are accomplished, or until it’s time for dinner.
  8. Make dinner after 8-10 hours of work
  9. Shower after dinner and read or watch some entertainment
  10. Lights out, devices off thirty minutes before bed

Please keep in mind that I’m what you call a work-a-holic, am single and work from home. Adjust as you need to for your particular circumstances.

Please also take note that there’s no lunch or breakfast scheduled in there. I normally have a shake in the morning and an already prepared salad (meal prep) in the fridge that I scarf down quickly.

Routine For Emotional Adults

This is not so much a daily schedule as it is a list of things that should included in your daily schedule. Slot them wherever you think is best.

  • Keep a notebook with you and at the end of the day journal about your emotions, reactions, what intense things happened and how did they make you feel. This is important for understanding yourself
  • Make a list of activities that help you manage your stress in a healthy way, and give your opportunities throughout the day to engage in them
  • Your physical health can affect your emotional health. Eat healthy food, and exercise regularly.
  • Express your feelings in healthy ways. It might be appropriate to wait 30 minutes to an hour before responding to an intense situation.
  • Have someone close to you that you can talk to when things get heavy./
  • Understand whether you mostly fight, flee, freeze or fawn when things get rough
  • What makes you feel good? Do it.
  • Make an affirmation card. Write down issues you have in general, than positive affirmations to reorient yourself when they happen. Now, laminate that card and keep it on you at all times. Pull it out during the day to remind yourself how you want to feel.

Daily Routine Examples for Social Adults

In general, if you are primarily social, you don’t necessarily need to constantly be in huge crowds, you just need to engage in activities that make them feel less lonely.

You already know how to hang out with friends and go to parties, etc… So here are some daily routine examples to help you fill your social fuel tank without being overly extroverted.

  • Spending time with romantic partners
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Spending time with pets
  • Watching YouTube Reaction channels and seeing how they respond to the same content you responded to
  • Joining an online group, or forum
  • Watching a Twitch streamer who identifies with similar lifestyles and activities as you
  • Reading biographies of people who inspire you
  • Creating a group chat or text – possibly around a TV show that you know a bunch of your friends are into
  • Follow a celebrity on social media in a healthy way
  • Join an extra curricular activity, like martial arts or salsa dancing

Routine for Action Taking Adults

If you’re a go-getter, action taker, goal setting or just feel like your main weapon in life is your ability to put forth serious effort, include this activities in your daily routine.

Daily routine examples for Result getting Adults

  • Consult your life plan daily
  • Make a list of your main priority for the day each morning and conquer it first thing
  • Read or learn something about how to be more effective in the pursuit of your goals
  • Make an attempt to accomplish your to do list 6 hours after you wake up
  • Take your brain and body optimization supplements (herbs, teas, nootropics, superfoods etc…)
  • Label each task on your to do list with the amount of time you think it should take to accomplish. Time yourself and compare when it’s finished.
  • Take a 5-10 minute break every 2 hours of work
  • Take a 20 minute nap each day to recharge and not see diminishing returns on your energy/effort
  • Drink fruit smoothies with nuts and berries to keep your brain fueled all day
  • Record your results for the day, what worked and what didn’t, and takes notes that you can consult later to refine your process

Daily Routine Examples for Home and Family

Here are daily routine examples for keeping your home life in check, raising happy, smart healthy kids and making sure your house doesn’t fall apart. 🙂

  • make time to spend with your kids
  • accomplish your cleaning priorities
  • decide your dinner plans in the morning
  • take time to relax after intense parenting
  • exercise and make sure your kids exercise too
  • ensure that your kids study and learning musical instruments.
  • fix yourself and your kids an optimal breakfast, cereal offers them nothing
  • do learning exercises like reading with your kids each day / read nonfiction yourself

Example of a High Energy Daily Routine

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Make sure your routine covers your health bases
  • Drink water
  • Stretch + High Energy Exercise
  • Cold Shower
  • Calm Meditation Session
  • High Energy Stretching
  • Short Exercise and High Protein Lunch
  • Evening Stretch
  • Pre-sleep Snack

Water first thing in the morning clears out your system of toxins, revitalizes your organs, and rehydrates you (increasing your energy).

Getting your heart rate and breathing up ASAP is an excellent way to wake up and have more energy.

Among several other things, taking a cold shower increases energy and alertness.

Find a quiet spot and just breath. It does wonders for your system and you come back to work feeling completely revitalized.

After sitting at a desk all day, or just doing the same activity over and over again, stretching can make you feel ready to go again.

Lunch time can leave you feeling sluggish. 30 seconds of pushups can make it so that what you eat doesn’t cause drowsiness or lethargy.

Certain foods can increase the quality of your sleep.

Eat something like: almonds, turkey, kiwi, walnuts, or chamomile tea.

A hot shower relieves muscle tension makes it easier to relax on your way to bed.

The blue light from devices like your phone can make it difficult for you to produce melatonin, affecting the quality of your sleep.

You can use a blue light blocker setting on your device (TV or phone) OR  you can get some blue blocker glasses (like these).

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Daily Routine Example for Goals, Achievement & Success

  • Brain Dump To-do list + Prioritize Tasks
  • Visualize Your Successful Day
  • Execution on Most Important Task
  • Create a To-Done List + Reprioritize tasks
  • Short 18 minute nap
  • Short Success Visualization Exercise + High Protein Lunch
  • Review and Prioritize
  • Tie up your loose ends + Unwind for the night
  • Journal about Your Success that day

Write down everything you think you have to do for the day. Then decide on your outcomes (Using The RPM Planning Method). Now circle all the tasks that help you achieve those outcomes. Prioritize those.

Visualization creates what neuroscientists call “re-memory”. Visualizing creates a form of memory in your brain that allows you to perform better. If you visualize a successful day, you’re more likely to have one.

Don’t leave the most valuable thing until after lunch, do it now while you’re at 100% charge.

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Move everything finished over to your done list, and reprioritize what’s left.

This is a personal recommendation. 18 minute naps are called power naps. You wake up right before your body gets serious about sleep. This leaves you feeling recharged instead of sluggish.

Do a mid day visualization exercise and then eat a high energy lunch. Protein is an immediate injection of energy. Carbs are stored energy, so if you sit at a desk all day they’re not really ideal.

Read my review on the best method for visualization during the day, scientifically validated at removing stress and anxiety, and increasing performance.

My favorite mid day snack are almonds and blueberries. The feeling after a handful of each can only be described as “ZING!”.

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There are a million things to do everyday, but not all of them are really necessary.

Some things on your todo list are “would be nice”, some are “urgent”, others are “random ideas”.

Take a look and see how well you did at prioritizing your tasks.

What was left undone, and maybe that’s ok?

Make sure everything is neat and tidy.

I’m obsessive about turning things off (like locked doors, or oven knobs).

Make sure everything in your life is “turned off”, tidied up and in it’s place.

Keeping a journal is a good idea for staying organized and on top of your weekly and monthly progress.

It allows you to follow trends in your life, and it gives you some feedback analysis for your strengths and weaknesses.

Record your success that day.

Jot down your thoughts about your performance.

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Chart your progress so you can see your life with a bird’s eye view

Daily Routine Example – Relationships, Social Life

  • Spend some time by yourself
  • Schedule a short Period with your Partner
  • Schedule a lunch date with a colleague
  • Send your kids and your Partner and afternoon “I love you” text
  • Have a conversation with someone important to you
  • Think of a way you can surprise your partner 

You’re more likely to have nice relationships when your you:them ratio is good. Spend some time by yourself so you’re fully prepared to give to others.

Always, always, always prioritize your relationship. A million different things will compete for your attention each day, don’t let your relationship be one of those things that is left undone when you go to sleep.

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Genuinely appreciate them and the part they play. Try to see them from a place of understanding rather than judgement.

Don’t be creepy. It can be a simple, nonchalant compliment that’s not over-the-top. Act like it’s no big deal and it won’t be awkward.

Again, don’t be awkward. Maybe you could get two sammiches to start, and say

“Hey, you’re not gonna believe this, but they gave me two sammiches instead of one. You want it or not?”

This is something I enjoy. Everyone loves surprises. The idea that someone thought of, and planned a surprise while you weren’t looking is a great feeling.

Don’t every go to sleep angry. Angry to bed means angry to wake, which means angry for the rest of the day (and the cycle continues).

Example Daily Routine for Happiness and Over all Well being

  • Watch the Sunrise
  • Do Something You Enjoy
  • Have a Mindfulness Session
  • Decide How you’ll Impact others today
  • Brain dump all your stress
  • Write down the emotions you’ve felt
  • 15 Minutes of Now
  • Be introspective in a Journal
  • Have a Laugh
  • Practice Gratitude

The effects of watching the sunrise are mostly subjective. My experience is that my best ideas come from being silent in the morning, and if you’re awake, you might as well watch the sun come up. It’s trippy and maginificent simultaneously.

It gives off a sense of grandeur, offers a soothing healing experience and makes you feel at peace (it’s normally dead quiet).

This doesn’t need to be anything complicated. Decide a theme for the day (like courage) and make a point to foster that in yourself and then offer it to others.

For more clarity on the mark you’d like to leave on others, learn how to create your own personal vision statement.

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The morning build up can easily carry over into the second half of your day. Make sure to cleanse your mind of the morning junk and start fresh in the afternoon.

Don’t deny your experiences. Acknowledge them, let them breathe, and then transmute them by understanding them. You’ll end up understanding yourself and others better when you do this.

Sit there on your lunch break (or an appropriate time for you) and be silent. You’re not a hippie, you’re not a yogi, you’re just a human being who enjoys some peace and quiet every now and then.

Listen to your thoughts, and let them go

Don’t worry about others’ noise or the construction team outside. Just make sure you’re quiet and control yourself by controlling your breathing. This stuff is backed by science, it’s not magic 😉

The most difficult thing is to know thyself. Keeping a journal is an easy way to record your life and look at the data you’ve collected every month or quarter.

You’ll notice trends in your life, have a broader perspective on life in general, and you’ll experience a wider perspective.

Daily Routine Examples for Productivity & Organization

  • Write down Everything you have to do 
  • Prioritize your To Do List
  • Declutter your work / living space from yesterday
  • Plan Dinner and Evening Activities during Lunch
  • Check your bank account
  • Plan of Attack
  • Mis en Place
  • Create a ToDone List
  • Plan tomorrow in Advance
  • Have some “me time”

Dump your entire day into an app like evernote or trello.

Put everything in one place and order it by your own standard.

Some effective ways to accomplish tasks:

  1. By importance / priority
  2. By difficulty
  3. By deadline
  4. By how pleasurable they are

Make sure yesterday isn’t contaminating today. Put everything back in it’s place, organize your files and yesterdays work.

Start fresh, and clean up any work areas that you’ll be using for the day so that you can give brand new effort and potential to your work for today.

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Make sure all your ducks are in a row.

Be efficient with your time. “All good things come to he who hussles while he waits” – Charlie Munger

What are you doing on your busride or uber trip? What about while you’re waiting in line? Have things like audio books, pdfs etc.. to occupy your “in between” time.

Be organized in all areas, including your money. What are you bills each month? Where is your money going? How much money came out of your account today?

Check your bank account everyday to have your money in your face. It might only require a brief moment to see that nothing new has happened, but those are numbers you always wanna have in your head.

How do you plan to execute this afternoon? How are you gonna handle the morning’s loose ends and still be productive this afternoon?

Get everything in your office/home organized.

  1. Fold clothes, put clothes out for tomorrow.
  2. Do any cleaning that needs done.
  3. Respond to a few texts and emails

Create a list of your accomplishments for the day. Examine your productivity today relative to other days and see the difference.

You might even notice that you’re more productive at certain times of the day and priortize important tasks for those times in particular.

Don’t leave tomorrow for when you’re drowzy and craving your coffee. Make sure you have a general plan for tomorrow, even if it means dumping your thoughts down on a sheet of paper just so you can fall asleep without worrying about them.

You can’t be organized and productive 24/7. Give yourself some time to unwind and be lazy so you don’t go insane. Sometimes breaks are like pulling a rubber band back…so you can launch farther forward!

Ideal Daily Routine for Professionals

  • Prioritize your work load
  • Hone your skills
  • Stay on the cutting edge
  • Consult your career plan
  • What type of professional are you today?

Prioritize your workload

Let’s face it – not everything is worth the time. There’s stuff that needs to get done, stuff you’d like to get done, and stuff you just thought would be cool to get done.

Everyone in every sphere knows that real results come from focusing on what matters and taking care of the minor details when there is time.

  • What do you need to do today? Right this minute? Or all hell breaks lose?
  • What sounds cool but isn’t the priority right now?
  • What is someone else’s job entirely?
  • Which things are on your work schedule but shouldn’t be.

If you’re in charge, make the call.

If you’re just an employee, put together a reasonable, mature, and productive list of reasons for your boss about why certain things are important and certain things arent.

Hone your skills – Or practice learning new ones

Species who adapt survive. Species who fail to adapt leave the gene pool.

10 years ago instagram and facebook ads didn’t exist.

Neither did free plus shipping offers, Amazon prime, or netflix.

Are you still relying on the skills you learned 10 years ago? Hell, five years ago?

Chances are, there’s something completely different happening in your industry every 3-6 months.

Make sure you have the skills to stay on top of things.

Stay on the cutting edge of your industry

When you notice your industry si changing, adapt as quickly as possible. When you become truly receptive to the direction the world is moving in, you’ll be able to cause those changes instead of waiting on them to develop.

Consult your career plan

You do have a career plan, right?

Or are you just going at things willy nilly?

Where’s your list of

  • the amount of money you wanna make by a certain time
  • how promotions you want
  • what type of popularity with the world you want
  • the moves you want to make
  • is this profession a stepping stone into something bigger for you?

If you don’t have a life plan, that’s fine, start by creating a vision statement.

Decide what type of professional you are for the day

This is mostly a mental thing. Determine what effect you want to have on your environment that day, what results you want, how you want your underlings, employers and colleagues to see you, and become that.

You could try some affirmations, or just do a tiny meditation for a few minutes, aligning with who you want to be that day, and all the results that come with it.

Are you going to focus on being hardworking, confident, funny, or all three? Make a decision and be it.

Daily Routine Examples for Students

Here is a list of routine activities you can use as a student in order to avoid the stresses and pitfalls we fall prey to while we’re in school.

If you take them seriously, you’ll have way more fun, and have a lot less stress in your life.

This coming from someone who’s gone through college twice – just trust me.

  • Meditate or Mindfulness practice
  • Call your parents
  • Time management
  • Be concerned about your debt and create passive income
  • Consult your life plan

Time management

When I was in school, the biggest source of frustration was not understanding how much focus and effort to give to which tasks.

  • homework
  • projects
  • friends
  • partying
  • extra-carricular and afternoon activities
  • groups you belong to
  • Exams

The secrets to time management are prioritization, focus, and discipline.

Prioritization means knowing which tasks are important and which arent. The most important things get done first and everything else comes after.

Discipline means when you have a chance to go partying on Thursday afternoon at 2pm, you work on school instead, knowing that you’ll wish you did after the party is over anyway…

Focus means that when you sit down to work, you sit down…and you work. No youtube, no netflix, none of your favorite but seriously distracting music in the background.

Focus is what helps you spend only the time necessary on tasks, and not a moment more. It actually gives you more time in your life for everything else.

How do you combine these three elements and practice expert level time management?

Example of a Successful Daily Routine for Students:

  • Make a list of your priority taks first thing in the morning.
  • Wake up early and get those tasks out of the way.
  • Keep your phone turned off to avoid distractions during this time
  • Set a time to work, and only work. AFter you’re finished, you can do whatever you want.

Debt and passive income

You know what sucks? Paying $40k a year for sex drugs and rock n roll. Which is basically what college is.

Not trying to crush your dream, but if you plan on staying in school and making the most of it, you’re better off reducing the amount of money you’ll owe when it’s all said and done.

Of course, there are grants, loans, and free money that you already know about. Chances are, you already know whether you qualify for all that stuff or not.

But did you know there’s another way to reduce the amount of money you owe when school is finished?

It’s called paying it off.

How do you do this? The answer is to make more money – and not a side job at the restaurant or school paper either. I’m talking real money. Like several thousands per month (or week) money.

Sound unrealistic? It’s totally realistic, there are teenagers milking the online market for everything it’s worth as we speak.

Start an online business or side hustle and avoid wage slavery after school’s over.

Consult your life plan and prioritize

If you’re like me, the first time you went to college you had no idea what you were even doing there?

As a millenial, going to college is just something you do. In fact, getting into college isn’t really even that impressive anymore.

If you didn’t get into college, it’s weird, abnormal, and you must not have even applied or something – because there’s no way you got rejected.

You shot gunned applied to like ten schools, and have no idea what you want to do with your life…right?

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I was in the same boat.

Or maybe you’re like “Actually, I know exactly what I want from this experience”.

Do you really? So you have a life plan, written down, with a start, finish, path in between and how your degree is going to help you achieve all that?

Good for you.

In case you don’t – try creating a life plan and every day make sure the classes you take, the activities you’re involved in etc… are in line with how you want your life to play out.

Communicate with your family

The worst thing about school is being homesick.

Personally, I never got homesick, but I had some friends who did and it really tore them apart.

Slowly I watched them sink into depression and they become sick, mentally unstable, a little bonkers, and not fun to be around.

Just call your parents man, it’s 2020.

Meditate or practice Mindfulness

Stress can pile up in your life quickly if you’re not vigilant and actively destressing.

Dump all your worries and detox your system with some meditation, or some other practice that works for you.

Especially something like mindfulness practice, which has been proven to help treat anxiety, restlessness, stress and a whole host of other ills.

Best Daily Routine for Healthy Life (healthy body and mind)

Embrace the right morning exercise

Exercise is a pwerful way to kickstart your morning.

If you can push through the pain your brain experiences when you think about being so active so early in the morning, afterward, you’ll experience an intense level of focus and some seriously awesome feel good chemicals dumped into your body by your brain.

Good move.

Try something like:

  • Strength training
  • Tai Chi
  • Intense walking
  • Swimming

Even 100 jumping jacks is better than nothing.

Stimulate your brain in the morning

Prioritize early in the morning

A huge part of life is progress, and the other side of the progress coin is not wasting time.

Your main priority in life is to protect your intangible currencies:

  • time
  • focus
  • energy
  • mindset

They’re not bank notes, and you cannot buy bread with them , but they’re valuable none-the-less.

Prioritization means deciding what’s pertinent right now and doing it.

Choose to embrace the things that truly move you forward in life and let everything else pile up and get done whenever it gets done.

If your prioritzatoin is out of whack, you’ll leave the important stuff on the back burner and your life will start falling apart.

The easiest way to start prioritising your life is to create a life plan.

Let the Brain Chemicals Flow with loved ones

Important human brain chemicals:

  • Serotonin – mood determinant – low levels equals depression
  • Dopamine – motivation and movement – low levels equal stagnation at all levels
  • Glutamate – learning, memory and cognition – low levels equals brain fog
  • Norepinephrine – blood pressure and certain illnesses

How to get them flowing:

Serotonin: most is produced in your gut. Poor gut health can cause depression. Start taking a decent probiotic. But make sure you use one that works, like this one.

Dopamine: have sex in the morning, spend some time petting your dog, work for the first 2 hours each morning and reward yourelf afterward.

Dump your stress in a journal

Journaling is proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression in women, men, and students.

Things you can journal about:

  • ideas
  • things that bother you
  • stress you accumulated during the day
  • questions you have about life
  • prayers
  • affirmations
  • having conversations with yourself
  • plans

Just make sure you get the right journal – there are few things worse than trying to cram yourself into the wrong journal.

This one is my favorite.

You could also try planners, journals and other stationary from my favorite companies (they get my business a lot).

My Favorite Tools for Daily Routines

Morning Ritual Mastery – Creating a Masterful Morning Routine To Optimize your Mind Body and Spirit

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Brian Wright

I read a lot of books. I learn from a lot of experts. I don't like being called a guru because it sounds pretentious, but I do know a few things about a few things. Went to one of the best private high schools in the country, went to an OK university, dropped out, then moved into a monastery. My point is that I'm pretty expert in the art of being a good student. That's the whole point of life.

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Lea H Stretch

I enjoyed this compilation. I found it after writing my own routine that I WANT to be doing and I’m happy to see that it’s similar to many of these. One thing I noticed that I’d like to address was “Don’t go to bed angry.” While that’s a good rule to try and live by, it can be equally as detrimental to force a resolution with your partner before you or they are ready for one. Sometimes a good sleep will help the brain put some pieces together. Saying something before bed like ” Let’s take some time to sleep… Read more »

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