Start the Day on Your Own Terms

The best morning routine isn’t the one that leads to more productivity. It’s the one that actually works for your life

Laura Vanderkam
Forge
Published in
4 min readOct 14, 2020

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Illustration: Abbey Lossing

We all have mornings that don’t go perfectly. For me, the culprit is a 10-month-old baby. For you, it may be anxiety about an afternoon presentation. Or a text from a friend. Or construction outside. The point is…

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Laura Vanderkam
Forge
Writer for

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.