4 Morning Rituals For Neomasculine Men

How you spend the first three hours of your day is the lynchpin for how the rest of it goes. You can try blind luck as a means of maximizing your day, just hoping that flow or productivity will come your way. Or you can harness the power of these four simple methods, based on common sense divisions of different areas of your life.

Take what I write here as a template. Add your own ideas but always keep the core balance between the important parts of your life. You may need to set your alarm earlier and cut out more redundant activities (like TV) the night before. Commit to yourself and not ESPN, your PS4 or particularly your overbearing girlfriend (no, wait, you can just dump her). Your mornings need to start being more about you.

1. Get to the gym… or take the gym to your home

Having your gym shoes and bag ready by the bed isn’t just about saving time, it’s about eliminating any possible excuses for not going to lift some weights. For those men who can guarantee 100% that they will head to the gym for a purposeful, focused session every day, other than on a legitimate rest day, good for you. For the rest of those reading this, you know what you have to do.

Study after study demonstrates the superiority of exercise in the morning. Whilst this ritual should not be a Gospel truth, at least 90% of men are more than physically able to get to the gym at the crack of dawn or some time before 9am. So why aren’t you?

For those who find an early morning workout is best done at home, invest in some moderately-priced gym equipment and make your commitment to sculpt your body each and every day. Even without gym equipment, there’s absolutely no reason for not having an acted-on daily system of bodyweight and other simple exercises (push-ups, sit-ups and the absolute menagerie of circuits and routines you can do with nothing but yourself, a few cheap free weights, a medicine ball or other goddamned simple devices).

2. Read for 25 minutes to expand your mind

If you read quality, masculinity-furthering literature for an extra 25-45 minutes each day, six days a week (just over 300 days a year) and after jumping out of bed, what sort of positive, life-sustaining outcomes are you setting yourself up for? The answer is potentially revolutionary ones.

Naturally, you need to take the additional step of acting on what you read (for which there are plenty of articles here on ROK, including my recent article 3 Ways To Cultivate The Discipline Of A Neomasculine Lifestyle). Reading is nevertheless a means of focus. We cannot always be uncovering the nefarious dealings of our SJW enemies. We need positive, self-reinforcing outlets which bring out the best in us, especially literature promoting the unleashing of your masculine mindset.

With just a $10 or so cost for each ebook and a Kindle device, you have access to a library probably 2,000 times bigger than what your parents and grandparents had as children and young adults. So why aren’t you taking advantage of it at the start of your day?

Reading is much more complicated by mid-afternoon, when the urge to lounge around, take things slower or socialize begins to take hold. By all means, socialize and relax after you’ve spent your day working in that tiny cubicle. The mornings, however, are the best times to be reading. Your mind is fresh and almost anyone you know is either sleeping or getting ready for the day.

If you’re not repeating something, usually you either forget it or it remains out of reach at the back of your mind. Your 25 minutes of personal investment in your own education is as much about reading new material as making sure that you revisit and apply older insights you haven’t fully taken advantage of. Reading and rereading ROK articles is another fabulous way to commit yourself to daily self-improvement and red pill conditioning, as is spending close to half an hour taking a look at Roosh’s collected works (or watching again his groundbreaking State of Man lecture).

3. Write emails (or letters) to the people in your life you like and respect

Like you, I understand the imperative of time. We all get busy. But is the frenetic pace of your life really so frenetic? And frenetic enough to ignore the relationships and friendships that give so much joy to your life? What’s more is that people typically use their perceived lack of time as an excuse not to grow their number of social contacts or strengthen their rapport with existing ones. With a few simple emails, letters, calls and texts each morning, you can reverse this sort of stagnation and search for something better: positive connection, each and every day.

You should be keeping quality contact with a minimum of five people per morning, those five people being in addition to your family, girlfriend, booty call babe or your five closest friends. Every day, you ask? Of course, there are some common sense exceptions: you have the biggest job interview of your life, your father dies, or you’re about catch a plane to Venice. The rule of thumb, though, needs to be five a day. If you can’t do that, are you really the social lothario you mentally make yourself out or want to be?

This morning ritual is not just about some form of written or non-face-to-face verbal contact. It is about the sort of continuity in communication that enables subsequent face-to-face meetings to take place. Face it: most people depend on electronic communication to determine who they hang out with.

If you’re not conversing through these modern methods (and don’t have guaranteed regular situations where you encounter these people), you’re missing out on a potentially great new best friend, sex partner or cool social acquaintance. Just make sure this contact does not become a surrogate for real interaction with people.

4. Visualize and plan your work day

Walking into a busy work office or exam hall can trigger intense feelings. The mindset you cultivated outside work time to use during work time often flies out the window in the face of a unsatisfied boss, troublesome coworkers or unrealistic deadlines. This is why cultivating your mindset needs to be a daily and morning activity, not a weekly one or one revisited whenever a period of significant challenge or stress appears on the horizon. You choose to visualize yourself or negativity will visualize for you. Make your choice!

Various strategies for visualization, which often dovetail with anchoring during your work or study day, have been disseminated for years. My personal favorite is an old NLP one, where I consciously visualize a “circle of power” linked to a specific situation (such as sitting in a meeting before I make a presentation or finalizing an English to French academic translation at my desk). I attach a color to that circle of power, usually purple, and imagine that it fuels a positive performance. When the event actually comes to being in reality, I do the same thing.

There are many ways to do this and describing them all is not the subject of this article. Most are only five seconds of keystrokes away on a search engine for you to learn and memorize. Needless to say, you should be devoting 15 minutes of your morning to this visualization and “cerebral planning.” Focus may be hard to come by initially or or on certain days, but your attempts at this kind of mental rehearsal require genuine effort.

Take the 30 Day David Garrett Challenge

For 30 days, approach your life like a compulsory business or work project. Commit to these four separate investments each and every morning. This will compel you to be highly judicious with your time, cutting out activities across your day so that these more important ones can take priority.

Thanks to cultural conditioning (read: poisoning), a well-honed dedication to neomasculine principles can seem anything but natural. This is still not an excuse.

Your life is in your hands and the best way to make the most of it is to make the most of your mornings, day in, day out.

Read More: What Do Neomasculine Men Do After We Hit The Wall?

68 thoughts on “4 Morning Rituals For Neomasculine Men”

  1. Good list, and I would personally add a fifth. Reaffirm to yourself that whatever you pursue today, whether it’s a job interview, chasing a fit women, or achieving your fitness goals, you need to believe in yourself, your abilities, your frame, and that your perseverance will pay off.
    You WILL FAIL at some of those things, it’s inevitable at times. But you will fail at 100% of things if you go about life as a timid wallflower with no drive or ambition.
    You gotta take the bull by the horns and act like you deserve it buddy!

    1. I don’t know about that. It wipes out your energy for the day. Save that for the evening as you cast off to sleep after the deed.

      1. Sex is best when initiated with a bitching woman. When she spirals into a draining stint of bitching, stop her cold with g spot kino. Similar to the advanced Korean martial arts ‘death touch’ where certain parts of the body are trigger points which react to pressure. Like Spock’s ‘sleeper pinch’ on the neck. When a woman bitches, I try to be still and see her entirety, aura and all. Focus and you’ll see the aberration, the bitching quietens in your mind as you focus and poise for the strike, you see the opening in her aura cloud, beneath which lies her vulnerable trigger ‘spot’. GO FOR IT LUKE. Hit that core ‘spot’ right on the dime and WHOOEE, she’ll be leaving slime trails all over the walls before you know it!!

        1. And then the alcohol wears off and you sober up with a nasty headache and notice a Margaret Cho look alike next to you.

        2. I usually stop bitches with a back handed slap. They love that shit. Then they go out and get my money.

        3. With police waiting to introduce you to the heroic single mother’s prodigies in crime in prison. Explains why she had time to be with you, and spend her child support checks.

        4. I prefer the verbal backhand type, followed by breakfast. Of course, after she is married to you for long enough, that does not work as well. LOL

      2. I did this before fighting one morning. Big mistake. I felt like I was drunk and inferior fighters were punching me in the face.

    2. I don’t know why, but even if I wake up with a rager, I can’t keep it up in the mornings — just play around for a few minutes and lose interest.

      1. You might have the dreaded ‘piss hard-on’. It’s like the female escort of hard-ons. It might seem great but it’s not quite the real thing.

  2. I do get up and hit the gym every morning but I don’t have time left to read as I have to get ready for work. Any suggestions?

      1. I’m already getting up @ 0400 and try not to go to bed before 2100 but that’s really difficult. Still need my sleep

        1. I can suggest that you get a daily planner and upon waking jot down what you plan on doing with the time of the day. It takes a couple of minutes to do.
          Once you see how your time each day is occupied, you begin to see where you waste time. What can you reduce or cut out entirely to find the time to do things you want to add to your development.
          Trust me, you’ll start seeing things you didn’t realize you were wasting time on.

        2. Thanks, I will do that. I do think my morning are pretty tied up. In the afternoons, outside of eating, I’ve been working on a travel blog

    1. Just read before you go to bed. That’s actually been proven to help you go to sleep faster and get better rest.

  3. Good list. I’m definitely lacking in NO.3. Quite an eye opener. Life is indeed too short.

  4. It is good to see an article like this one. Nice addition Dave. Nothing begins until you do.

    1. Urgh, my wife went through a Gilmore Girls phase and I about wanted to shoot myself. How does anyone find that garbage entertaining? It wasn’t funny, the characters were boring and whiny, the plot was about as deep as a kids’ plastic wading pool, and the women that starred on it weren’t even attractive. Not one redeeming element to that entire show. My dog licking his ass makes for better entertainment than the Gilmore Girls.

  5. Doing something physical in the morning in clutch. I save the gym for a lunch time pick me up, but I do walk and work with my dog for an hour every morning. Fresh air, stars, and nobody around. It’s a great start to the day.

  6. “Study after study demonstrates the superiority of exercise in the morning.”
    Correct me if im wrong, but is`ent that just correlated to weight loss?
    Im thin and hate training early. Can`t see any other benefits than increasing metabolism throughout the day.

    1. Exercising in the morning has a lot of benefits — 1) you get it out of the way; 2) you have sustained energy throughout the day; and 3) you can plan your supplementation for maximum benefit in a way you can’t if you work out at night. I have to work out at nights now because of my schedule. But, I was able to put on weight a lot more easily when I used to work out in the mornings.

        1. Yeah, you’ve got to experiment and do what’s best for you. I’m usually too physically drained at the end of the day to get a solid workout. Plus, I have a weird anxiety disorder that kicks in whenever my heart rate gets elevated. For some reason, it’s not near as bad in the morning.

        2. Serotonin levels are naturally higher in the morning, and decline during the afternoon. This is associated with anxiety.
          Could be an adrenal problem if its excessive. Usually this will improve by eliminating or reducing the intake of stimulants like caffeine, and also following a low sugar/refined carb diet. Basically a paleo diet.
          Worth a shot at least.

      1. Rather picturesque, eh?
        Unfortunately no weed, but half-dozen apple trees around my house from an orchard 60 years ago. But climbing a tree with the munchies might not be a good idea…

  7. This is worthy of attention. I may be one of those few that absolutely can’t get to a gym every morning (my job requires me to arrive no later than 7:30am) but I have fallen off of using the cheap weights and half-hour or so of time I have in the morning to exercise a little, and I could definitely stand to read more. Bettering oneself should be top priority.

    1. i used to have a job where i started at 7:00am, and i still worked out in the morning, at home. had to get up at 4:30am to do it, which meant getting to bed around 9:00pm, but it is doable. the main thing is that you’re getting in your workouts though, whatever the time of the day. i just prefer to have it done first thing in the morning, myself.

  8. I have been doing the first two items on the list regularly. I fail tremendously at number three, and I’m wishy-washy on the last. I’ll have to work on the last one; the third does not have much value at this juncture, aside from keeping in touch with Chinese friends.

  9. A lot of this depends on your circadian patterns. I have never been a morning person at all. I’m grouchy, grumpy and low energy in the mornings, my energy and mood increases throughout the day, when other people are getting tired and grouchy, my energy and mood are at optimal levels and it slowly peaks off around 11 at night.
    I think you have to know what type of person you are and work your activities, both mental and physical in around these. For example, if I can get away with it, I will always try to schedule work meetings after 11 am in the mornings, before this, I like to work undisturbed on my projects, as I’m generally not in “people mood” before this time. My staff understand this and it works well.

    1. Going self-employed did wonders for my productivity. On a 9-to-5, I would be tired, distracted and grumpy till after lunchtime and only ever had about 3 hours a day between when I properly woke up and when it was time to go home. Now I’m self-employed, I roll out of bed at 11am, start work at 1pm, finish at 11pm and go to bed at 3am. I am productive and alert during the whole working day instead of just half of it. And that saying “Early to bed, early to rise?” Rubbish. It’s dead first thing in the morning, starts to liven up about 3pm and my busiest hours are from 8pm till closing time. I did experiment with opening and closing earlier to find that I would get the same number of customers during the first 3 hours of opening early that I got during the last 3 minutes of staying open late.

      1. I agree. No matter how tired I am, I cannot sleep before 1 am, besides I’m never tired in the afternoons or evenings, it’s the mornings, particularly before 9am which I hate. When, I’m not working, I find that I sleep best from around 6.00am to 10.30am in the mornings.
        I dislike the way we’ve built a society in which everyone is meant to be a natural 7am person. What did your experiment show?

        1. It showed that it isn’t worth opening before lunchtime because I don’t get many customers; all my customers come in the evenings. Based on that, it seems to me that everyone prefers waking and sleeping late rather than early as they rush off to work at the last minute (thus no customers in the morning) and buy their stuff in the evening. Who decided that office hours should start at 9am? Unless you’re doing something where you need to work during daylight hours (e.g. a farmer) I see no need to get up at the crack of dawn.

        2. I agree entirely. Especially in the winter months. Why do you need to get up at 7.00am when it’s so dark. Animals don’t do it, why should we, I often feel. Besides, I believe that the 9-5 workday totally disrespects the normal seasonal differences your body and mind experiences. As “rational” animals we’re also meant to naturally slow down in the winter, the rhythmic patters of nature are made to reflect this. Yet, the modern work world ignores this. Is it any wonder people get more colds, flues and mental health issues (depressions) during these months.

  10. Good list. I could add that about 20 minutes a day of language study does the mind good. Not in any ‘add to the resume’ or ‘now I can talk to that Slovenian girl’ way. Although those are benefits. Learning a language kicks off some cerebral chemicals that otherwise go dormant. It’s like squats for your brain. It’s pure learning which is something that a lot of people rarely do after childhood.
    One thing to realize about reading is that, assuming the average book is 365 pages (likely less, but let’s go with 365). Then the amount of pages you read a day will give you your end of the year book tally. Read one page a day, you read one book a year. Ten pages a day, ten books a year. That’s why it’s a tad annoying when ‘readers’ or people who are all “Yeah, man. I read. I’m a reader,” often only get through 4-5 books a year. You’ll know because they’ll give a synopsis of each one and mention each book for a few months. But that’s only 4 pages a day or about 5 minutes of reading a day. Read 80 pages a day (two hours a day) and you’ve knocked down about 80-95 books at the end of the year.

  11. I read Stratfor every morning when I wake up. If any men here want an unbiased, in depth analysis of current geopolitics I recommend you pay the $109 a year, its well worth it. You can get a free article emailed to you every day if you want to try it out. It really opens my mind and gives a great start to my day.

  12. I apologize for previous transgressions… This is a solid list. Number 3 is very important.
    I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor.. I’m 27 years old. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I’ll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

      1. “Shut up, it put’s lotion on the skin.” Or you get murdered in divorce. The above 1000 cruncher is probably a ranger now, having been gifted through! LOL

    1. i watched american psycho around the time i turned 40. this part made me think “hey maybe i should be doing something like that.” i started a morning skin care routine and in my defense, people do often think i’m ten years younger than my acutal age.

      1. There was a Bill Burr bit where he said the secret to “black don’t crack” is lotion. Lotion: you can use it on more than just your dick.

    2. Why are you putting your address on here?
      Your skincare regimen makes you seem very effeminate.

  13. I think reading is great any time of the day but what is important is to keep listening to the message. If you keep doing this, then changes in behavior that once seemed hard, now seem easy. You literally reprogram your mind and your body.

  14. Doing important things in the morning is fantastic advice as willpower decreases throughout the day. Also, if you hate reading or are short on time you can listen to audiobooks while you eat breakfast.

  15. A critque, but not a criticism is that you can do these things just before or after dinner, or before lights out. Otherwise, I agree completely, without limiting things to this list.

  16. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an article like this. Just pure self improvement.
    Nice job.

  17. Taking the challenge. I was already planning this, but this gives a convenient start to my thought process. Thanks.

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