It's an old cliché, you may have heard it a dozen times, but it's still true: 'You should start as you mean to go on'. A good morning routine is important to set the tone for the day. Of course, your routine should involve a healthy, energy rich breakfast and good hygiene. However, having even a basic 'morning ritual' can keep away the morning blues, and be your first little victory of the day, and that little pick up can be all you need to move on to a bigger challenge.
Soldiers have this drilled into them during training, and no matter where they are in the world and no matter how cold, wet and tired they are (and how comfortable a few more minutes of warmth and sleep might be). They do their morning routine to set themselves up for the challenges of the day. At home, in barracks, this will include making their bed and completing 'block jobs' or small household chores. 'In the field' this will include a washing routine and a daily cleaning and inspection of their personal weapon. By focusing on a few small and easy wins first thing, it allows them to beat the 'hard-work-dread' that kept you snoozing the alarm.
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