Where do I go to create great things?
Morning routines are misunderstood. They don't exist to feel good. They don't exist to help you wake up. They don't exist to make sure you get out the door on time.
The goal of a morning routine is to setup your conditions for success.
It answers the question where do I go to create great things? And then, walks you to it's doorstep. It harnesses your energy, inspiration, focus and attention on the things that are important to you.
In other words, it is conscious manipulation of yourself for your own good.
The best way to make one is backwards.
Ask, where do I need to go (and who do I need to be) to create great things? Then, construct activities and rituals that bring you to that place. Consistently.