The short answer to this is yes, a morning routine is essential to my ability to be productive each day. It’s not that I am any busier than anyone else, but I am a high performer. I enjoy having a lot to do and striving to do it well. This is something that used to make me feel constantly stressed and overwhelmed. However, since I implemented a morning routine more than two years ago, I look forward to the work I get to do (not have to do) each day. Through my nerdy tracking of time and tasks, I know that my morning routine is the key to getting more done each day.