Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander are the founders of mymorningroutine.com. Spall has written for outlets including the Huffington Post, 99U, and The Next Web. Xander is a product designer and engineer.
"After a productive morning where I accomplish my big things, the
rest of the day can be played by ear. It's all extra from
-Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way
"A big part of my morning routine is about what I don't do: when I wake up, I don't look at my phone."
"The quiet time between 6:00-7:30 AM is when some of my best work gets done. It's my time to read, think, and prepare for the day ahead."
-Bill McNabb, chairman of The Vanguard Group
"If I don't get a chance to play with my son in the morning I
feel like I missed something that I'll never get back."
-Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter "I travel a lot for work, so my days are always different. Having a morning routine really means fitting things in around everything else."
-Cameron Russell, fashion model and cultural activist "Find certain things you know you should do, don't like to do, or make excuses to avoid, and then do them every day."
-General Stanley McChrystal, author of Team of Teams; retired U.S. Army General