Curtis McHale offers an important reality check when it comes to emulating the routines of the successful.

It’s important to remember that many of these famous people are entirely divorced from anything resembling the reality of the rest of us. At one point before they were successful they didn’t have this routine and had to rush through the laundry at 5 am so they had clean pants in the morning. Yoga and cryotherapy weren’t even a thing they knew about and wouldn’t have cared about if they had heard of it.

The morning routines we idolize are often from people divorced from reality

My morning routine isn’t anything to write home about at the moment. Wake up at 5:30 am, spend a few minutes doing some stretches to loosen my back, shower and get ready. Have a quick breakfast and then head out the door to work.

It’s not the ideal morning routine that I would like to have, but I’m prepared to take the hit in the short term.