Monday Mindset: 7 Tips to Create a Morning Ritual Like a Warrior

Welcome to Monday Mindset, where we harness the power of routine and discipline to forge the path of a warrior. As a Navy SEAL, I’ve learned the critical importance of starting each day with intention and purpose. Your morning ritual sets the tone for everything that follows, and by establishing a solid routine, you can tackle the toughest challenges with confidence and resilience. Here are seven tips to create a morning ritual that will transform you into a warrior.


The early bird gets the worm, and the warrior dominates the day. Set your alarm clock for a time that challenges you. Waking up early gives you a head start on the world and allows you to tackle tasks without distractions. It’s in these quiet moments that you can find clarity and set the stage for success.


Upon waking, your body is dehydrated. Hydration is essential for optimal physical and mental performance. Start your day with a tall glass of water to kickstart your metabolism and flush out toxins. Add a slice of lemon for an extra boost of vitamins and a refreshing taste.


A warrior’s body is their weapon. Begin each day with a workout that gets your blood pumping and muscles engaged.

Whether it’s a run, strength training, or a HIIT session, physical activity releases endorphins, improves focus, and builds the discipline necessary for the challenges ahead.


Mental resilience is just as important as physical strength. Take a few minutes each morning to practice mindfulness or meditation. This can be as simple as focused breathing or a guided meditation session. Clearing your mind and centering your thoughts will enhance your mental fortitude and prepare you for the day’s battles.


A warrior moves with purpose. Before diving into your daily tasks, set clear intentions and prioritize your goals. Write down three main objectives you want to achieve.

I personally write these down in my training journal. This not only keeps you focused but also provides a sense of accomplishment as you check off each goal.


Fuel your body with a nutritious breakfast that powers you through the day. Opt for a balanced meal with protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. Avoid sugary cereals or processed foods that cause energy crashes. Remember, a well-fueled warrior performs at their peak.

I personally like to drink strong coffee and add grass fed butter and collagen protein.

Check out this recipe for Laird Hamilton’s Bullet Proof Coffee.


Cold exposure is a powerful tool to build resilience and enhance recovery. Incorporate a cold shower into your morning routine.

It may be uncomfortable at first, but it will invigorate your body, improve circulation, and boost your immune system. Embracing discomfort is key to a warrior’s mindset.


Creating a morning ritual like a warrior requires discipline, intention, and consistency. By implementing these seven tips, you will lay the foundation for a day filled with purpose and strength.

Remember, the battles you face are won in the preparation. Start each day like a warrior, and watch as you conquer every challenge that comes your way. Stay disciplined, stay focused, and never settle for less than your best. Hoo-yah!

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