2018 Habits

For 2018, I’m focused on creating habits that help me achieve higher-level goals. I’ll write about the goals later. Here’s a list of habits I’ve created for myself.


Morning Routine (start 6am weekdays)

My morning routine contains several important habits to me. It helps prime me for my day and start with energy and focus.

  • Meditate 20 minutes (Transcendental Meditation)
  • Make bed
  • Brush teeth

  • Workout (listen to audible)

  • Cardio 20min
  • 3x sets of:

    • 15 Push-ups
    • 15 sit-ups
    • 15 squats
  • Cold shower

  • Make hot tea
  • Morning journal (currently 5 min journal + free writing)
  • Eat a “good” breakfast
  • Take multi vitamin + fish oil

Nightly Routine (start 9pm weekdays)

My nightly routine is also comprised of several important habits. It helps me reflect and learn from my day of work as well as get my body and mind ready to sleep.

  • Leave computer & phone in home office (outside bedroom)
  • Set alarm (small analog clock)
  • Turn on white noise maker
  • Make herbal tea with honey & apple cider vinegar
  • Evening journal (5 minute journal + reflection questinos writing)
  • Warm/hot shower
  • Brush teeth
  • Floss
  • Read fiction with lights out (low brightness Kindle) until I fall asleep

Other habits


  • Don’t drink alcohol on weekdays
  • No drugs
  • Floss 1x / day (in nightly routine, but track for importance)
  • Eat fruit 2x / day
  • Lift 2x / week
  • Eat a “good” breakfast
  • Eat a “good” lunch
  • Eat a “good” dinner
  • Take multi vitamin daily (part of morning routine)
  • Take fish oil daily (part of morning routine)


  • Start evening routine at 9pm
  • Start morning routine at 6am
  • NoFap
  • Yoga 1x / week
  • No phone day 1x / week


  • 1x Social Activity / week
  • No TV/YouTube/Netflix alone (ok to do socially)
  • No video games 6x / week and max 2.5 hours
  • Nature activity 1x / week