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LesserEvil’s CEO’s Supercharged Schedule

Any diehard LesserEvil Blog fans out there remember this blog post from our CEO, Charles Coristine, detailing his morning routine? It’s certainly memorable to me. I mean, waking up at 5:15 AM? By choice? Well, we’re back with an update, and-- spoiler alert-- Charles is waking up even earlier now! Today, we present not just the morning routine, but a fuller sketch of Charles’s day. It’s well known that many successful people swear by their daily routines, and as a LesserEvil employee, I’m a firsthand witness to the creative power and efficiency generated by the following routine.


4:30 AM: Wake up!

4:30 - 5:00: Half hour of creative, free writing, without lifting pen from paper.

5:00 - 5:15: Pranayama/Breath of Fire breathing routines (there are great apps and YouTube videos for this!)

5:15 - 5:30: Meditation, focused on the idea of surrendering and looking through the third eye.

5:35 - 6:05: Cardio time! Usually 15 minutes of spinning, 2-3 minutes of rowing, and either a 10-minute run or a 15-minute walk with his daughter.

6:15 - 6:45: Helps his daughter study and organize her day.

6:45 - 7:00: Showers and packs for the day.

7:00 - 7:30: Breakfast with the family.

7:30 - 8:30: Drives to Danbury.

8:30 - 9:30: Blocks off one hour at the beginning of every work day to get the most important tasks done without distraction.

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Goes for a walk.

4:30 - 5:15: Crossfit on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Crossfit is during lunch.

5:30 - 6:30: Drives home.

6:30 - 7:15: Meditation class, currently done over Zoom.

7:15 - 7:45: Dinner with the family.

7:45 - 8:15: Walks the dog with his wife.

8:15 - 9:30: Creative writing and inspirational reading.

9:30: Lights out.

Charles feels that his morning practice of meditation centers him, and that starting his day with intention allows him to go through the day with an open, surrendered heart, accepting the world around him. He believes that having a strong purpose and going about it with discipline builds self-esteem. And with two kids at home, Charles leads by example to demonstrate the importance of not wasting too much time during the day.

From the perspective of a person who has never willingly woken up before 7 AM, here’s what I take away from a schedule like Charles’s. When I think about the times in my life in which I’ve felt most productive, it’s always been when I’ve had a set, prescribed schedule to stick to, such as when I was a college student.

I consider myself a naturally somewhat lazy person, but I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with doing work. Having a schedule gives me the motivation I can’t always conjure on my own to have the focused day that inevitably leaves me feeling good about myself. I’m definitely going to try sticking to a schedule as we get into the winter months, especially because lockdown measures and increased working-from-home mean structure is more important than ever. Charles and I hope this inspires you to create a routine that makes you feel your best!
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