A mental model is simply a representation of how something works. We cannot keep all of the details of the world in our brains, so we use models to simplify the complex into understandable and organizable chunks.
If you win the morning, you win the day. I’m not the first person to say that, but I think it’s a good encapsulation of how to think about morning routines. It is setting up your entire day for positive momentum and fewer distractions.
Originally posted on Quora by Nicolas Cole. pull the covers off my leg the same way I do every morning, with one familiar swoop that drags over my bare legs. I stand and move right foot and then left foot — never left foot and then right — toward the bathroom.