AIA#67 Boring routine equals productivity and How to make awesome coffee

In case you don’t know, I live in Hangzhou, China.  Today, I managed to get up around 5:30AM.  I didn’t sleep so well last night and I felt a little groggy today.  Not to mention, I’m still getting back into plant based eating and it can be tough in the beginning.



I make coffee in the morning, first thing.  I buy Starbucks coffee and pay a little more for it.  They grind it for me and I make it at home.  Drip style. It’s actually way better coffee when you make it by hand. (Check out this video on hand dripped coffee.)


After, I make my coffee I write my future goals and daily goals. I visualise them for a few minutes after I write them. Then I do some yoga and breathing.  I used to to think breathing exercises were a joke.  But after a while I really do feel better when I do them.

I’ve come to love mornings nowadays and consider it the best part of the day.

Keeping up the daily blogs has been a lot easier than I expected.  However there are days when I don’t have any decent writing ideas.  The lead singer for The Cure Robert Smith used to lock himself in a room until he wrote a song.  I like that kind of creative discipline.  I don’t do the same thing but I am experimenting with writing at least a few paragraphs a day, just to see if I can do it and if it helps any.

I’m not trying to write a book or write professionally or anything like that, I’m only trying to write every day and see where it takes me.

Lately, I’ve been looking for ideas on how to write better.  Time Ferris gives some great ideas in this article.    In it he refers to routine:

“A rock-solid, daily routine where you do not have to think about logistics” is key, he says.” -Tim Ferris Inc Magazine 

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