4. Take a Cold Shower
Taking a cold shower is the ultimate way to start your day. The first few seconds absolutely suck, especially in the winter, but after that, they feel great, especially if you want to wake up with energy.
I've been experimenting for years trying to find the best morning routine for energy, but once cold showers were integrated, they never left.
Cold showers shock your system, and I can guarantee if you were drowsy before jumping in, you'll be wide awake afterward. They don't necessarily "give you energy" like sufficient sleep, nutritious breakfast or EarlyBird will, but they definitely do wake you up.
More importantly, cold showers are a test of your mental fortitude and discipline. It's not the cold shower itself, it's the choice to get in the cold water. Every morning - every day, for that matter - we're faced with difficult choices.
Should you wake up or sleep in, eat a healthy breakfast or have a donut, work on your business or scroll through Instagram, go out and party or spend time with family?
Life is about making the right choice in these situations, even if it's a difficult choice. On top of that, these choices snowball. When you make the right choice or a hard choice, you're more likely to do it again.
That's why I love cold showers - on top of the instant energy boost, starting my day with a cold shower makes every other hard task that much easier.