What do you do when you get up in the morning? What about before you go to bed at night?
I know my most productive days happen when I wake up after 8 hours of sleep, run, eat breakfast, read, and then write. When I’ve done all of that before starting my workday, I’ve already won. The momentum carries me through the rest of the day.
I also know I get my best sleep when I quit work by 6pm, cook dinner, shower, watch a show, and read for at least an hour before going to sleep.
If I really want to power up my day, an afternoon workout makes for an energetic and productive close out to the workday.
Habits organized into routines help us create out best work, consistently. Fighting routine can seem like we’re being unconventional or adventurous… but the reality is that we all need it if the goal is to create work that changes people.
Thanks to [James Clear](http://jamesclear.com/) and his work on habits for the inspiration for today’s post.