The first thing I do in the morning is check email in bed, before anything else. I’m on the West Coast so the East Coast has likely been up for a couple hours by that point, and I like to start the day with a clean inbox.
After 20-30 minute of email, I get up and get ready for the day. I brush my teeth, wash my face, stretch, and meditate. Meditation puts me in the best frame of mind for the day, helping me pay attention to what’s important, not just what’s urgent.