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What is your morning routine?

Ben Halpern 🌱
Software developer by trade, founder of Forem. Former college athlete wanting to make fitness a lifelong pursuit.
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Keith

It generally depends on whether I had a hockey game the night before.

If I don't have hockey, I'm generally in bed lights out by 10:15pm. Wake up at 5:45-6am. Workout for an hour or so, shower, brush my teeth, have some coffee and start working around 8.

If I had a hockey game the night before, chances are we had an ice time around 10:00pm so by the time I get home and have the adrenaline die down enough for me to sleep...it's too late for me to wake up at 6am to workout. Will generally wake up between 7 and 7:30, brush my teeth, have some coffee and start working. I'll do my workout over lunch or after work.

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Lee Wynne

ice time

Was this meant to be a nice time or do you get in one of those big baths of ice, hence the adrenaline? 😅

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Keith

Ice time refers to when they schedule us games. All the kids get the good times so we tend to skate late. After skating for an hour or more and competing, just takes a little while to calm down.

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William Kennedy • Edited

I wish I had a good answer to this.

I'm self-employed so I don't use an alarm(that was one of my reasons for becoming self-employed) but I generally wake up at 8ish.

I try to avoid going on my phone but I inevitably browse social media for 20 minutes, check my emails etc...

After that, I get up, brush my teeth, walk the dog, feed my dog, tell my dog I love him, wonder if he loves me back then make coffee and eat breakfast.

Then I get started with work.

Not complex or super inspiring. I always wanted to be that person who gets up at the crack of dawn to get work done but I just love sleeping and waking up naturally.

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Lee Wynne

Er, this is soooo me, only one difference, I am not self employed.

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Lee Wynne

Spending so much time at home has had a big impact on my morning routine. There is less urgency, a more relaxed atmosphere, time for exercise, making sure the kids are okay, not rushing eating or drinking and enjoying walking the dog everyday (things have turned out great for her).

I am due back in the office soon, maybe one day a week. It isn't mandatory to do so but I am going to head back in anyway. It has really given me the opportunity to observe myself as I go through this process again, making sure I get up on time, a bit of anxiety here and there during travel etc and being away from an environment that has been too familiar to me over the past two years, I have realised how habitual I am.