Create a Perfect Morning Routine

Jeff Finley, Designer, Author, Coach

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17 Videos (34m)
    • Hello! Welcome to the class!

    • Make it a habit

    • Tips and tricks to waking up early

    • Morning Routine Basics

    • Learning - Reading, Podcasts, and Videos

    • Clarity and Peace - Meditation

    • Self-Knowledge - Journaling

    • Mindset - Gratitude and Affirmations

    • Move Your Body - Exercise

    • Other small habits you can try

    • Decide what habits you want to do

    • Project Intro

    • Come up with a primary focus

    • Come up with a theme for each day

    • Write down your routine in detail

    • Overcoming challenges

    • Thank you! What's next?


About This Class

What does your current morning routine look like?

  • A hurried and frenzied rush out the door?
  • Sleeping in until the last possible minute?
  • Mindlessly checking social media and not being productive?

What are your thoughts before you get out of bed?

  • I didn't get enough sleep
  • I'm not looking forward to today
  • I wish I didn't have to go to work today

Let's change that! 

My name is Jeff Finley, I'm a freelance illustrator and designer. Despite outward signs of success, I was struggling internally with anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. I decided to start waking up early to focus on doing things that made me happy and fulfilled. 

Little did I know that this would transform my life! I ended up writing a book about my year of waking up early. It's a book about habit change, personal growth, and morning routines.

My book makes a great supplement to this class. You can get your copy here at

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What does your ideal morning look like?

  • Plenty of time to breathe and relax
  • Includes meditation, yoga, exercise, or nature
  • Self-love, gratitude, compassion, appreciation
  • Hobbies, curiosities, joy, passion, enthusiasm

Purpose, Presence, and Peace

In this class you will learn how to create a morning routine filled with purpose, presence, and peace. You'll be more energized, productive, and content - all before the start of your workday. 

I will teach you about popular habits like meditation, exercise, gratitude, affirmations, journaling, reading, etc. Start your morning by doing things that feed your soul and make you happy.

Learn how to wake up early every day. Become a habit master!

405 of 434 students recommendSee All

Explained in a simple and efficient way. I recommend to listen to it in 1.5 speed though.
Lets try it and I think I will do it!
Very helpful, made me take a new perspective on many topics and areas of my life that could be improved with a morning routine.





Jeff Finley

Designer, Author, Coach

I'm Jeff, a freelance designer and illustrator with a passion for personal growth.

Design has been a big part of my life for more than a decade, but most recently I've been blogging about a lot about my personal journey of self-discovery and meaning. I managed to wake up early every day for a year for some dedicated "me time" and it became the most life-changing habit I've ever done. As a result, I wrote a book about this entire process. You can get your copy of Wake Up at 


I was a partner at Go Media from 2006-2014 and I founded the design conference Weapons of Mass Creation in 2010. I wrote two books, Thread's Not Dead: The Designer's Guide to the Apparel Industry and most recently Wake Up: The Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life.

My style and attitude has been inspired by punk rock, cinema verite, new age, occult, horror, arthouse films, spirituality, DIY culture, etc. 

Read my blog and view my work at