I am looking to set a morning routine for myself and wanted to hear if you have some unusual component in your morning routine other people might benefit from.

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[Meta] I often see threads like this where people recommend things that require a very high level of conscientiousness or planning ability to start with, (e.g. if you are tired in the mornings get out of bed immediately and do x, requirs you to be capable of forcing yourself to do x when you are tired.)

2[anonymous]5yShower first. Then make breakfast/coffee.
5jsteinhardt5yI exercise for 5 minutes within 5 minutes of getting up. Before I did this, I sometimes had the habit of checking e-mail for like an hour before getting out of bed. After adding this to my routine, I never did that again.

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