Waking up, starting your day
I’ll wake up at around 7 a.m. and immediately start my habit-stacking routine, which includes the following tasks: Making my bed, Washing my face, Drinking a pint of lemon water, Preparing and drinking a nutritious smoothie, Reviewing my goals, Writing down two to four important tasks for the day.
Head out for cycling
I head out for a walk. I always bring my iPhone to use the Stitcher app to listen to a variety of podcasts on topics such as self-publishing, internet marketing, investing and other motivational podcasts. Also, I keep the Evernote app in a key location on my phone—in case I want to record an idea from one of these podcasts
08:00 – 10:00 AM
I do my first (and sometimes only) block of writing. Usually, I work on a Kindle book, blog post or piece of content. On occasion, I’ll write something for my own personal enjoyment.
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Work on different things
I’ll do a few different things: work on a project, reply to messages from key members of my team or complete a number of small tasks. These activities typically relate to items on my MITs list. The benefit here is that they provide a break from writing, but they also help me improve my business.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch and relax a bit
I’ll relax a little by eating lunch, reading a nonfiction book for 30 minutes, running a few errands or driving to a nearby Starbucks coffeehouse to get out of the house.
12:30 – 6:00 PM
Flexible time slot
This time-slot is very flexible. Depending on the day (and specific deadlines), I do a number of things: write for a few more hours, clear out my email inbox, work through the steps of a current project, record a few podcast episodes or outline a future idea.
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Time for excercises
This is exercise time. I either do another walk (usually with my wife) or go for a run. If I’m training for a marathon, sometimes the long run will extend into the evening.
After 8:00 PM
After 8 p.m. is relaxation time. My wife and I will eat dinner, do a little cleaning and basically unwind for the rest of the night.
Time for sleep
I’ll go to bed and do a little bit of fiction reading. I usually fall asleep around 11:30 p.m.