Optimizing my mornings has gone from a fun experiment, to an all-out obsession.
I’ve noticed that if I win the morning, I win the day. Even if everything after that is a disaster, I have already done something fulfilling.
A quick addition (just 3-5 minutes) to my mornings is to read one passage a day from Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations.
One Meditation a day gives you a burst of wisdom that you can immediately apply to your life, and have something to think about through the day. Even better, reading before you leave your house kickstarts your brain into thinking analytically, giving you a productive head start while everyone else is still asleep behind the wheel.
(Bonus points if you can highlight or take notes. Try it and see how much better you’ll absorb information by doing that.)
Best of all, you can get this incredible work for free:
I suggest using Google Play Books to read Meditations. It’s the best ebook app that I’ve ever used (and I’ve tried many). Intuitive and excellent note taking integration:
Finally, if you want to follow my notes as I work through the book, see my Meditations Google doc:
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November 16, 2015 at 12:42PM