Whether you wake up early or late, we all can agree that our morning routines are crucial. They shape our mindset and ability to be productive for the rest of the day.

So the question is:

How can we develop a morning routine that will keep us calm and focused throughout the day?

Well, who better to ask than the most successful life coach on the planet, Tony Robbins?

In Tim Ferriss’ latest book, “Tools of Titans”, Ferris examined the routines and habits of highly successful people, including Tony Robbins.

Tony Robbins told Ferriss that he has one one crucial routine that he does as soon as he wakes up. This routine “primes himself” for the day ahead.

It takes 10 minutes and is “what some might consider meditation”.

He breaks his routine into thirds.

The first three minutes

Robbins thinks about three things he’s grateful for. “I make sure that one of them is very, very simple: The wind on my face, the reflection of the clouds that I just saw,” he tells Ferriss.

He says that gratitude eliminates anger and fear because “you can’t be fearful and grateful simultaneously.”

The second three minutes

Robbins focuses on “feeling the presence of God, if you will, however you want to language that for yourself,” he tells Ferriss. “But this inner presence coming in, and feeling it heal everything in my body, in my mind, my emotions, my relationships, my finances. I see it as solving anything that needs to be solved.”

The last three minutes

Robbins thinks about his “three to thrive”: three things that he’s going to make happen that day. “See it as though it’s already been done,” he tells Ferriss. “Feel the emotions.”

Robbins says that his morning routine is crucial to the rest of the day and that anyone can find 10 minutes in their morning to do it. “There’s no excuse. … If you don’t have 10 minutes, you don’t have a life.”

Watch the video below to see Tony Robbins explain his morning routine to Oprah Winfrey.

This article was originally published on Hack Spirit.